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bio website elegantdesigns.ca
location Fredericton, Canada
age 31
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GIS, Transportation, Civil Engineer in New Brunswick Canada. I'm interested in using FOSS, python, QGIS, PostGIS, GRASS, and QT to develop open source engineering applications

Jul
28
comment Why isn't there a Boolean for x values of a variable?
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner - despite your unfounded hatred for FD, I think your comment should be an answer
Jul
28
comment Why isn't there a Boolean for x values of a variable?
@Michael - I didn't see that question, If the mods see fit, they can close my question
Jul
28
comment Why isn't there a Boolean for x values of a variable?
If i was a computer scientist I would've given an example on star wars or trek. Unfortunately, I don't follow Fantasia
Jul
28
comment Why isn't there a Boolean for x values of a variable?
Thanks, I didn't know about enum as I'm familiar with python. I've played with the C/C++ before, but never really got too deep.
Nov
15
comment Does your company donate financially to open source projects? Why not?
the third option is to actually hire that company to write a specific update i.e. if let's say an OSS you're using does not have feature X, you can hire them to write it and pay them.
Oct
30
comment Do you use code names for your projects?
I agree, a lot if not most of the corporate apps' name is handed down
Oct
29
comment What technologies or techniques senior developers of today should *unlearn*
@Rob - I think this is it reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/dwaap/…
Oct
29
comment What technologies or techniques senior developers of today should *unlearn*
Further to your comment, I was reading some comments on the internet a week or so ago that mentioned someone trying to fix a bug in the current Excel build from code written in the 1980s
Oct
28
comment Factors to be Considered for Software Risk Management
We used the Capability Maturity Model for the longest time.
Oct
28
comment Application / Code reviews for lone programmers?
@Merlyn Mogan-Graham - You know what. I just might ... anyone else in?
Oct
28
comment What are the main components, technologies, and features of the next generation of web applications?
I changed my question to reflect that, I honestly, meant what will the next generation of websites/web apps be like
Oct
27
comment Do you ever read language specs?
I agree, it really depends on what type of work you do. I would assume that a great chunk of coding, is basic simplified code revolving around basic MVC and oop structures using basic operators. A small chunk of total programming time involves sophisticated issues that will compel a person to delve into specs.
Oct
27
comment Pros and cons for open or close sourcing niche type products
That's an excellent point, I never thought about that. Or at least once closed source, I can always release the "core" part of the application as open source
Oct
27
comment Pros and cons for open or close sourcing niche type products
Most of the users won't understand what either open or closed source mean
Oct
27
comment Pros and cons for open or close sourcing niche type products
@Jeff O - it's an engineering (non electrical - non cs non programming) type application
Oct
27
comment Application / Code reviews for lone programmers?
can you provide a contact info ? synopsis of the pricing scheme(s)?
Oct
27
comment Application / Code reviews for lone programmers?
or perhaps sharing a github / remote svn location
Oct
27
comment What superstitions do programmers have?
any forum based on opensource php software will claim that you're a noob, read 10 books, and that they won't do your homework for you