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Scientist and software developer by day, blogger and musician by night. Check out my personal finance blog: MightyBargainHunter.com.


Dec
15
answered Is a developer-driven product a good thing?
Dec
11
answered Why is cleverness considered harmful in programming by some people?
Nov
2
awarded  Commentator
Nov
2
comment What is abstraction?
I've seen instances where mathematical intuition is counterproductive in formulating abstractions. "Of COURSE a square is a rectangle. Of COURSE a square is a rhombus." But the language confounds this kind of abstraction, depending on the language. That's all I was getting at.
Nov
2
revised What is abstraction?
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Nov
1
comment Not specifying a return in a function, good or bad?
Your opening and closing braces don't match up.
Nov
1
comment What is abstraction?
@CodexArcanum: Not all languages can handle that.
Nov
1
answered What is abstraction?
Oct
29
awarded  Organizer
Oct
29
revised What technologies or techniques senior developers of today should *unlearn*
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Oct
27
awarded  Editor
Oct
27
comment Why does adding more resource to a late project make it later?
@Peter: Edited my answer.
Oct
27
revised Why does adding more resource to a late project make it later?
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Oct
26
awarded  Teacher
Oct
26
answered Why does adding more resource to a late project make it later?
Oct
26
comment What popular “best practices” are not always best, and why?
@Robert: Then what is the point of disagreement with the statement that "Premature optimization is the root of all evil"?
Oct
26
comment What popular “best practices” are not always best, and why?
But if you've already recognized that one particular optimization is within that critical 3%, are you premature in optimizing it?
Oct
25
answered My coworker created a 96 columns SQL table
Oct
25
comment How important is the ability to touch-type?
@Jeff: You haven't watched too many videos of Thelonius Monk, have you?
Oct
15
awarded  Autobiographer