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Security expert and experienced Windows programmer


Feb
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
8
comment What are some good practices before checking in source code?
@user13278 some of them do, but differently. E.g. Merging is a completely different experience - and, you do while pushing, no need for a getlatest-merge-tryagain cycle. And you can do it for a whole bunch of changesets, and not have to remerge every checkin. In general, a lot of those steps don't have much to do with the checking in anymore - e.g. you pull when you want, not because you're checking in (or pushing). Of course you still need to test - but that can be on its own timeframe. Pushing still remains a lot more lightweight, but of course you want to make sure you dont push crap.
Feb
8
answered What are some good practices before checking in source code?
Jan
30
comment Why does TDD work?
@CesarGon, you might also be interesting in this question I asked on SO some time ago... Not quite TDD, but related... Some very enlightening answers there.
Jan
30
answered How to be a zero-bug programmer?
Jan
30
answered Why does TDD work?
Jan
3
comment What “version naming convention” do you use?
@jkerian now I get it - wasnt thinking about "new patch on old code", was only thinking of the main trunk... Makes sense now, thanks
Jan
3
comment What “version naming convention” do you use?
@jkerian, why does compatibility matter for this?
Jan
2
awarded  Teacher
Dec
29
awarded  Commentator
Dec
16
answered How do you respond to a request for 'emergency contact information' for when you are on vacation?
Dec
12
comment Can being funny hurt your promotion opportunities?
Ha! @garbage, I think you missed @muntoo's joke. Talk about irony... Wait, is this irony?
Nov
29
comment Should we use progressing job titles for programmers?
At Microsoft, they have also defined an "Individual Contributor", which is basically a senior developer, without management/mentoring responsibilities.
Nov
18
comment Is this a good idea to use humour during a job interview?
Actually, I believe that especially if you are nervous you should try some humor - it will break the tension (especially yours), and make you relax, allowing you to interview better. Of course, don't do it if you cant pull it off - and if you're not usually humorous...
Nov
16
awarded  Supporter
Oct
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awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
25
comment Most regrettable design or programming decision you made?
I've found that most programmers consider XSLT a bad choice, simply because they dont get it. Its extremely useful for a small set of problems, much more efficient than many other solutions. On the other hand, it is used WAY too often, and mostly NOT in that small set of problems...
Sep
25
comment Most regrettable design or programming decision you made?
So stop sleeping so much! oh, wait... you mean thats NOT normal...?? Hmm, I gotta get me some other people on this project...
Mar
2
comment How can I really “wow” an employer at an interview?
Minty, I dont find that to be universally true - au contraire, many employers dont see it that way, their attitude is more "... and you should thank me for letting you have a job" (especially now more than ever, except 2000-2004....)
Feb
6
comment What to bring to a programming interview?
+1 for the resume, and especially the energy.