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bio website oopstruggles.blogspot.com
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I'm currently an in-house developer at a company that specializes in seminars for healthcare professionals. I specialize in OOP, C#, and MSSQL Server.


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answered Should I not show all my skills?
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comment Why is prefixing column names considered bad practice?
The CRM the company I work for uses has a database that uses this convention. It has its upsides and downsides, but overall, I think it is a poor design because of things people have already said: lots of extra typing, the ability to alias column names, hard to read and interpret columns. I think well-named columns are good enough...of course, just my opinion.
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comment Schema/Code for respecting different schedules
I've never been too concerned about too many records in a table, when you're talking about maybe a couple hundred or maybe a thousand records that look similar; however, if you're concerned about that issue, you could add another table called "ScheduleType", which could represent the different types of schedules you can have. Then the Schedule table would have a foreign key reference to ScheduleType, and that would give you a little more flexibility to handle different types of schedules. At that point, the User interface and the Business Logic ensures the data is valid and meaningful.
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comment “Accept the human condition” is one of lean software development values. Can you elaborate?
I'm glad you added the random bullet points. The ones you added were a very helpful precursor to watching the slideshow
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