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A .NET developer living in Denver.


Nov
7
answered How do you protect your WCF service?
Nov
7
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Nov
7
comment Is it appropriate to go around your boss to receive an answer? If so how?
I've been in the situation where my boss says "Don't do X" and then come pay review time, I get dinged for failing to do X.
Nov
7
answered Will Java be dead if the split into free/premium JVM happens?
Nov
6
answered What is the difference in a developer's years of experience with a language?
Nov
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
5
answered How is your working time distributed between coding and thinking?
Nov
5
comment Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
Great point. In my logging code, I also like to add the InnerMessage for the exception. Many times this is null, so trying to add it would blow up the logging itself.
Nov
5
answered Anyone who has taken 70-515 TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam?
Nov
4
answered Do non-manager coders in their forties or older out there sometimes regret about not being managers?
Nov
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
4
comment How do programmers quit a job?
@Guzica, I am 50 years old. I've seen a lot of stupid, bad, malevolent and broken things happen in my working career. RogueCoder, the guy asking the original question is 18 and probably hasn't met a wide array of idiocy yet. But to answer your question, many employers are quite "hardball" and escort you out the door when you give notice (it is nothing personal, just business). Financial companies (like banks) here have a tendency to discharge folks who have been overheard to say they are interviewing for a new job. Many companies are civilized - the ones that aren't can be problems.
Nov
4
answered How do you stay motivated for hobby projects?
Nov
4
answered What causes overtime and how can it be avoided?
Nov
4
comment “Overtime is part of the job” true but a bad attitude?
My advice is to read the book Death March. It should give you an idea of whether your boss is abusing you, or incompetent, and what options to take. rads.stackoverflow.com/amzn/click/013143635X
Nov
4
answered How do programmers quit a job?
Nov
3
comment Questions to ask before someone leaves
We just retired a computer last year that was the last computer able to build a certain component for a shipping product (the .NET replacement for this VB4 app was finally released 3 years late). It used a 3rd party component with an aggressive copy protection scheme and the vendor went out of business 8 or so years ago. This guy quit 3 years ago, and all the other devs who had worked on the product had long since upgraded their machines making this machine more critical than it should have been.
Oct
31
answered Advice for solo programmer whose team will expand in the near future
Oct
30
answered Adding new features to an old application
Oct
28
answered A programmer should concentrate on at least how many languages?