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Server Side Engineering Manager

Love singing and playing games.

Have a 7 year old daughter.

All views expressed here are my own, and not those of my employer.


Oct
23
awarded  Yearling
Sep
7
answered How would you manage development between many Staging branches?
Jun
20
comment Why are effect-less functions executed?
Perhaps taking time is the desired effect of such code?
May
30
awarded  Excavator
May
30
comment Is performing a Waterfall every 2 weeks considered agile development?
It is definitely possible to ship more frequently even than this, though you have to have lots of things in place to make it work well. Also, it is a lot easier to do in some situations than others.
May
30
revised How much effort should be put in each part of a waterfall project?
Trivial spelling correction
May
30
suggested suggested edit on How much effort should be put in each part of a waterfall project?
May
28
revised How do you handle database security from a desktop application?
added 807 characters in body
May
28
revised How do you handle database security from a desktop application?
added 807 characters in body
May
28
answered How do you handle database security from a desktop application?
May
23
answered Is having two conditions in an IF statement faster than having two separate IF statements?
May
4
comment When is unit testing inappropriate or unnecessary?
Yes, I test those scripts. And they can't be tested with unit tests, but they can still be tested.
May
3
comment When is unit testing inappropriate or unnecessary?
@noahz Yes, I'll buy that. But on the "must, should, would" scale, I selected "should" and not "must"...
May
3
comment When is unit testing inappropriate or unnecessary?
I'd appreciate an insight into why somebody down voted this post.
May
3
answered When is unit testing inappropriate or unnecessary?
Mar
9
comment Using assertions versus throwing exceptions?
In java, at least, you have to typically enable the assertion check with the -ea command line parameter. This means assertions are effectively no-ops, unless you explicitly turn them on.
Mar
7
comment What's the best/most efficent way to create a semi-intelligent AI for a tic tac toe game?
Yes, that should give the illusion of a human novice player.
Mar
7
answered What's the best/most efficent way to create a semi-intelligent AI for a tic tac toe game?
Mar
2
comment Software engineer, already in late thirties, would I have trouble finding a new position?
We have Age discrimination rules now...
Feb
29
comment Convince a lone developer to use a separate build tool instead of the IDE one-click build
Indeed. The the real thing this developer should consider is a good CI solution, and a build script may help get them there.