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Software Developer & Engineer. Part-time geek. Part-time scuba diving instructor.


Jul
2
comment What kinds of projects is SCRUM considered to be suitable for?
Yes - it was recently said by Cheryl Hammond (blog.bsktcase.com), an ALM Consultant with Northwest Cadence on a talk she gave titled "A Scrum Masters Day In The Life: The New Visual Studio". You can watch it here: msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/…
Jul
23
comment How to become a JavaScript ninja?
+1 for experience, I'm afraid. There's really no other way. If you can't get it at work, either do some pet projects at home, or get involved in open-source software. Even fixing tiny bugs in a JS library you admire will be a massive learning experience.
Jul
20
comment Why don't all companies buy developers the best hardware?
So, by the same token, car manufacturers should have to work outside, because sometimes their cars will be driven in the rain? ;)
May
31
comment How valid is ITJobsWatch data?
Understood, and thank you for your response. That makes sense, and I think I was trying to use the various tag words (Senior, Lead, etc) to peg the rates to experience. You're right though, it's probably too clumsy.
May
26
comment How to apologize when you have broken the nightly build
@DanRay Do what everyone else does, and blame the backup guys! ;)
May
26
comment How to apologize when you have broken the nightly build
+1: not just what they care about - all they should care about. You haven't done anything wrong, as such - just flexed the boundaries of what's possible a bit too far ;). You're probably also the person best placed to fix it as well. Everyone does this every now and again. Everyone uploads something to live that shouldn't have gone. Everyone leaves the WHERE clause out of an UPDATE statement once in their lives. It's how you react that's important. Where we are, all the devs tend to close up, refusing to speak up about who individually was at fault if anyone asks, it just gets fixed.
Mar
16
comment I'm scared for my technical phone interview for an internship!
Yeah..I knew someone would pick me up on that! I don't 100% mean that...but I don't think it's nessecarily a bad thing if you don't know 100% of everything these days. Being a fast learner, combined with a solid knowledge of the basics can help you get up to speed quickly. But... experience counts, totally. It's a bit of both I guess.
Mar
16
comment Can an agile shop really score 12 on the Joel Test?
+1: "We try to not put the sales men in the same room." Can I work for you please?
Dec
21
comment How many applications should you provide to cover all sort of mobile phones
Given the low cost of entry & development, I would say it's worth including Windows Phone 7 as a 'required' platform. Granted - it isn't right now, but it has the potential to change quickly, and the apps are (relatively) quick to develop.
Dec
9
comment Do you have any techniques to help you get started in the morning?
+1 for "mingling-wingling". But this is a site for programmers, you know.. ;)
Sep
24
comment What are the arguments against or for putting application logic in the database layer?
LOL. it's not just you.. ;)
Sep
22
comment What are the arguments against or for putting application logic in the database layer?
+1 we did this too. We also started redesigning software with XML-based storage, for the same reason!