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Web Developer.


Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Feb
20
comment How can I deal with a team member who dislikes making comments in code?
@Paul, different issue, developers not updating comments is not an excuse to not add them, educate the developers, don't just give up.
Feb
17
comment How can I deal with a team member who dislikes making comments in code?
Yep, this is a silly suggestion, if the code is incredibly readable I could understand few comments but seeing comments should say why the method is doing what it is and where it will be used once you get to more than a few classes there really is no reason for no comments, they help everyone.
Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Jul
26
comment Next step after creating mock-up screens
Yeah thats what I meant, usability when you are playing with html files you can easily test/change flow etc.
Jul
25
answered Next step after creating mock-up screens
Jul
25
comment Should I charge a client for mistakes that I made?
Has to be very careful because what happens if he introduces a bug when he makes the change or a bug just happens to arise at the same time, you can argue all you like but it is a dangerous precedent and the client will blame your latest change. As maple_shaft says, peformance is a feature.
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Dec
14
comment how to ask in the interview if the project is new development or maintenance?
+1 I only take on short term contracts, generally they are new developments. Almost always though a couple of weeks after being on site I end up being pulled into support work for other systems, just the way it is, companies will make use of the extra resource. Contracting may get you a better percentage of new dev work but it will never be just new dev. As Chad say, without doing maintenance you won't improve, I've learn more from support than I have new dev.
Dec
12
answered Can you successfully keep managing when you are forced back into development?
Dec
6
answered Why is Zend Framework so complicated?
Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Aug
21
answered Pointless Code In Your Source
Aug
10
comment How important is it for programmers to look and behave smart?
+ 1 for first sentance. As a contractor this is how I tend to operate, not normally long until I integrate dress wise. More often than not my manager will let me know smart is not a requirement within the first day or two.
Aug
10
comment Importance of hobby projects
+1 IMO hobby work is the only way you can really learn other frameworks, unless of course you aren't busy 9-5. I tend to find that hobby work does help in interviews as well but only if you actually have something to show, not just, yeah I played with that.
May
31
comment Why are programming salaries higher than most other common “educated” careers?
+1 I can count on one hand how many 'actual' programmers I have met.
May
30
comment Becoming a professional programmer, without going to college?
+1 for "Fail before you have major responsibilities". I'm self taught and spent years working on freelance projects in the evening before getting a full time role. Looking back I wouldn't change a thing but if by some twist off fate I met my Mrs earlier in the process I know I wouldn't be getting married in a couple of months, 80-100Hr weeks don't work too well with a relationship.
May
26
comment How to report the progress of my project (Agile) to my employer (who is not a programmer)?
+1. The email would also be useful to everyone, not just the boss who doesn't appear to have any project number. All managers like a task list going down.
May
18
comment PHP framework plunge
Zend Framework, A Beginner's Guide by Vikram Vaswani is very easy to read and quite up to date. If you just want to see quick examples of everything the Zend way it works.