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I am a software developer for a financial institution working primarily with databases and business logic, but occasionally touching front-end web content as well. When I'm not writing code for work, I enjoy playing around with web technology, computer graphics, and game programming.


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answered Why do projects opt to stay on an older version of the .NET Framework?
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revised Why can't a User Story be attached to more than one Feature?
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answered Why can't a User Story be attached to more than one Feature?
Apr
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answered Not assigning Bugs to a specific user
Apr
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comment Team Foundation Server - Deployments
TFS Version Control is quite resilient provided that you use it as intended. It is a centralized version control system, whereas git is a decentralized version control system. It sounds like what you need is a branching strategy. You could potentially use continuous integration to perform builds for each branch (perhaps one feature-based branch for each dev) at check-in.
Apr
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answered Is hierarchical product backlog a good idea in TFS 2012-2013?
Apr
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comment How to set stretch goals for a development team
It depends on whether you want them to innovate or deliver exceptional work to your requirements. I would recommend creating a roadmap for their projects that show the project vision and how their contributions align to it. If you want innovation, let them tackle a problem that doesn't yet have a well-defined solution or challenge them to make something pre-existing better. If you want productivity/quality, set stretch goals for them to accomplish, be it fixing bugs/implementing features you didn't think they'd have time for or something like exceptional adherence to your coding guidelines.
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answered How to set stretch goals for a development team
Mar
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comment Joel Test: Quiet working space as a developer?
People work more efficiently with less "distracting" noise. What counts as distracting will vary from person to person, ranging from the person who likes silence to the person who blasts music. I work better with light music. I work in a team where English is not the native language for 90% of the team, so the majority of conversations not including myself occur in a tonal language I don't understand. Conversation in a language you understand is easier to drown out than one you don't. I would be more distracted if I did not have music.
Mar
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answered Sprint pressure causes quality issues?
Jul
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comment Should I be learning JavaScript before studying computer science?
What you'll find is that Computer Science is a lot about algorithms and theory. Codecademy will provide you with a practical introduction to web development with Javascript, which is useful but also very different from what you'll encounter in your first two years of computer science, unless you specifically have a web development course in your curriculum.
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answered Learning basic algorithms - better C or C++?
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