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bio website robinwinslow.co.uk
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I'm a web developer at Canonical.

I have a blog about web dev, politics and other things.

I'm interested in UX, client- and server-side development, code architecture and microformats.

I'm not a fan of intellectual property, and I love freedom of information and open-source.


Jan
8
accepted Patterns for a tree of persistent data with multiple storage options?
Jan
8
answered Patterns for a tree of persistent data with multiple storage options?
Aug
15
awarded  Yearling
Jun
19
comment Should I use parentheses in logical statements even where not necessary?
@Dunk personally I think "write code for a n00b" is a fantastic general rule. The n00b might be you in the future, but it's useful to have a succinct general rule to remember and apply (rather than having to memorise 2 paragraphs), and "write code for a n00b" is a very good one.
Feb
26
awarded  Constituent
Feb
26
awarded  Caucus
Feb
20
accepted Software for prioritising issues / tasks in an ordered list/queue (ideally in Github)?
Feb
20
comment Software for prioritising issues / tasks in an ordered list/queue (ideally in Github)?
Wow. That is EXACTLY what I was looking for. This project, and you, my friend, are awesome.
Feb
20
comment Software for prioritising issues / tasks in an ordered list/queue (ideally in Github)?
I'm glad someone else has had this problem. Unfortunately Taskcoach isn't a great solution for me because I need to manage tasks for my whole team, and allow stakeholders to create new tasks, anyone to add comments etc., so it really has to be an online solution with management.
Feb
20
revised Software for prioritising issues / tasks in an ordered list/queue (ideally in Github)?
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Feb
20
asked Software for prioritising issues / tasks in an ordered list/queue (ideally in Github)?
Jan
4
comment Are immutable/stateless singletons bad?
misko.hevery.com/2008/08/17/singletons-are-pathological-liars
Dec
4
awarded  Commentator
Dec
4
comment Patterns for a tree of persistent data with multiple storage options?
@occulus I'm using C# in this case, but patterns should hopefully be language independent no?
Dec
4
comment Patterns for a tree of persistent data with multiple storage options?
@occulus but people do have favourite hammers, because with the proliferation of hammers out there, they can be similar but vary slightly. The same is true of design patterns. As there is no absolute authoritative source for all "approved" design patterns (not everything is in Gang of Four), there are loads of slightly different but very similar ones created by different communities. When I say my favourite I mean I think it's the neatest but I recognise other people have other opinions. It would be the same with a hammer. However I'm willing to accept if in this case my choice is just wrong
Oct
30
revised Patterns for a tree of persistent data with multiple storage options?
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Oct
30
revised Patterns for a tree of persistent data with multiple storage options?
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Oct
30
asked Patterns for a tree of persistent data with multiple storage options?
Oct
29
awarded  Critic
Oct
19
awarded  Scholar