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bio website gideondsouza.com
location Mumbai, India
age 23
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I'm Gideon Israel Dsouza. Check out my CV on Careers. (gidisrael-at-gmail-com)

I've been teaching myself programming since I was about 11.

I have the odd need to know how everything works. I own Linux, OSX and Windows and play with C#, Perl, Python, RaspberryPi's and Arduino. Check out my CPAN modules and my latest side project : http://perlmonksflair.com/

I will usually edit your question or answer if it's a huge block of unstructured text :)

Behold my Unicorn:

Unicorn for Gideon


Mar
20
suggested suggested edit on Is Software Testing Really Needed?
Mar
20
comment Is Software Testing Really Needed?
@anto Anyway, I'm assuming again you've probably NOT written some real world programs, all you've done so far is write one page programs that print ASCII on screen or something. When you write a real world program that is supposed to a number of even seemingly simple tasks you run into the things @jmquigley talks about and there is NO way you can get it correct. Thats why you need testing.
Mar
20
comment Is Software Testing Really Needed?
@anto Its highly likely your from an Indian school? I don't mean it badly, I just might have an idea of your background with the B.E. down here....
Mar
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
18
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
@Evan we will only really make good money if we were to come over and work at your wage.. then come back here with all that money (or send it over here) which is why so many indians want to move out of the country. Your welcome :)
Mar
17
answered As a consultant, how can I amaze my clients?
Mar
17
comment need some concrete examples on user stories, tasks and how they relate to functional and technical specifications
Update : One thing I learnt here is not to over think and engineer stuff. As I went coding I learn't more about the system and the requirements.
Mar
11
awarded  Critic
Mar
11
answered How to teach computer science?
Mar
2
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
@pekka got the invite, thanks very much!! =)
Mar
2
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
@pekka if I accept the invite I can put up my resume anytime? Not necessarily immediately?
Mar
2
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
@pekka yes I do, I do plan to apply, but, I'm just waiting for an acknowledgement/appreciation letter for the work I've done (because not many people believe me) Hopefully that letter will come from the Chief General Manager of the largest bank in India =P (which happens to be my high profile client)
Mar
2
awarded  Guru
Mar
2
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
@victor thanks but places like SO makes me see I'm shooting fast balls while there are others shooting bullets.
Feb
25
comment Why is it so hard to find anything on MS site?
@eestein :) true, infact their naming strategy should be a little better! (Like Astoria>Ado.net data services>WCF data services) Like I said I'm just seeing too much MS hate lately and I don't like it. Thats mostly why I posted my opinion.
Feb
25
revised Why is it so hard to find anything on MS site?
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Feb
25
comment Why is it so hard to find anything on MS site?
@eestein I was only talking in terms of efficiency, i mean googling is the fast way to find a page, so if you're looking for a fast of doing things there it is, but of course, its not like the pages and categories don't exist.
Feb
25
comment Why is it so hard to find anything on MS site?
@Amir well thats what the product list is, isn't it? Each product will have tons of downloads so instead you go to the product page first and then you see a list of downloads there.
Feb
25
comment Why is it so hard to find anything on MS site?
@Amir see my answer, it has an actual solution (There is a page with all products and you can easily navigate to the .net Download link)
Feb
25
answered Why is it so hard to find anything on MS site?