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  • An engineer by trade
  • A programmer by passion
  • An interface between the user and the developer by chance

    I have come to like it that way.

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23
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
23
answered Teacher demands excessive/unjustified use of Design Patterns
Mar
14
comment Is performance testing applicable to a QA or business user testing?
QA and end user must test if the requirements were met. If the requirement is a better performance, than of course they must test that.
Mar
14
comment REST - Tradeoffs between content negotiation via Accept header versus extensions
I have no idea about the technical (server) side of things. That being said, I prefer your approach, because it uses the http standard, which makes it easier to understand (for example when somebody else is supposed to do some maintenance on it a few years down the road). You could rely on the extension when the accept is not specified, or has an unexpected value, but I would always go with the standard way first.
Mar
12
comment Should I be bothered if my LOC/day ratio is too high?
+1 for boldness!
Mar
7
answered How to develop line-of-business tablet apps as a .NET developer?
Mar
7
comment How to develop line-of-business tablet apps as a .NET developer?
From a technical point of view you are right, but in my experience people who are willing to buy tablets expect something more shiny than a web app.
Mar
7
comment How to develop line-of-business tablet apps as a .NET developer?
For some advice on mobile development for .NET developers, listen to this podcast: hanselminutes.com/305/….
Feb
29
comment How can I justify my disclaimer of warranties license to a customer?
Ok, then ask the lawyer to explain what it means. I think your client doesn't understand it either, that's why he is asking.
Feb
29
answered Should I require users to register to use my app?
Feb
29
comment How can I justify my disclaimer of warranties license to a customer?
Ask a lawyer to explain to you the meaning of the clause. I have read it twice, and I still can't make neither head nor tails of it...
Feb
17
comment Why are several popular programming languages influenced by C?
@maple_shaft: Quite right! I was asked in an interview to explain the difference between machine language (assembler) and programming language. My answer was: "Machine language is for machines, programming language is for programmers."
Jan
10
revised Is it unusual for a small company (15 developers) not to use managed source/version control?
corrected grammar
Jan
6
comment Should programmers be fluent users of office suites?
@SK-logic: Oh, how I envy you...
Jan
3
comment Are detailed style requirements inappropriate from Marketing?
In general, I have found that the average marketing person is better at design/layout than the average developer... I agree though: Marketing having full control is not a good idea.
Oct
25
comment How 'simple' is a real KISS solution?
I think the mistake most people make in trying to understand KISS is that they think the solution should be so simple,it's self evident. The truth is that finding a simple solution is everything but simple. It's really hard!!! Once you have found it, everybody thinks "oh, it is so obvious, why didn't I see it before?"
Oct
25
comment How 'simple' is a real KISS solution?
What I love about this answer is that it follows the KISS principle to the letter! +1