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I currently work as a database developer/DBA in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

My favorite programming languages are Haskell and Lisp.


Nov
23
comment Is big-O really that relevant when working in industry?
+1: The worst way to find out your process doesn't scale is to have a bunch of screaming customers show up all at once.
Nov
22
comment Code formatting SQL queries
+1, and I'd also consider making the query into a stored procedure
Nov
22
comment Code formatting SQL queries
+1 for mention of heredoc
Nov
22
revised Code formatting SQL queries
edited tags
Nov
22
answered When being a technical genius is not enough to be a successful developer?
Nov
22
answered How should I start with Lisp?
Nov
21
answered Will high reputation in Stack Overflow help to get a good job?
Nov
20
comment Would you re-design completely under .Net?
The other downside of the re-write from scratch is that the users don't get anything until you're done. At least with replacing one module at a time, they have a chance to see some improvements soon.
Nov
20
answered Is it correct to fix bugs without adding new features when releasing software for system testing?
Nov
20
comment Name for user facing operational frontend of a data management system?
+1 for keeping it simple
Nov
20
answered Would you re-design completely under .Net?
Nov
19
answered How can I quickly weed out “copy & paste” coders?
Nov
19
comment For what common problems is functional programming not a good fit?
@Jonas: The Haskell community is still working out the best way to fit GUI's into their paradigm. There are a few projects being actively worked on. I'd check back in another year or so.
Nov
19
comment For what common problems is functional programming not a good fit?
@Jonas: that depends on your definition of useful. The wikibook example uses wxHaskell, while Real World Haskell uses gtk2hs. I haven't tried either as my Haskell app is command line-based.
Nov
19
comment For what common problems is functional programming not a good fit?
@Jonas: in Haskell, you would use either the IO monad, the State monad, or a combination.
Nov
19
comment For what common problems is functional programming not a good fit?
I think it's more accurate to say that side-effects are isolated (in Haskell anyway) than avoided. Monads do allow for state changes, and one is even named "State".
Nov
19
comment Should a software company have a dedicated team for research and/or utility libraries?
+1. You can always refactor the framework, but designing it up front can also lead to things being used because they're there even if not the right tool for the job.
Nov
19
comment Are programmers inclined towards order or chaos?
Your point was clear enough, I was just saying that it has a more general application.
Nov
19
answered Have you ever hated a framework/programming language/platform but you eventually became curious in learning?
Nov
19
answered Why the current enthusiasm for Functional Programming?