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bio website gideondsouza.com
location Mumbai, India
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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


Feb
25
comment Why is it so hard to find anything on MS site?
+1 for MSDN is difficult to organize, have you seen google documentation, the Picasa API docs a few months ago was for v1.6 Google Data Lib but the latest version of the lib was 1.7 released weeks ago.
Feb
24
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
@Mike glad you saw it, yes, this question (or atleast my answer) maybe be applied in general terms to most industries and India is the way it is because of poverty here and the population, which just makes the standard of like plain terrible, which then leads to things like @Scant Roger talks about, I made my point because I'm scared of ignorant hatred.
Feb
24
comment How important is Domain knowledge vs. Technical knowledge?
+1 @Sri Kumar true, but I think being a programming, you should still be able to figure out what it is they need and how you would use technology to bring about a solution. I agree, writing business solutions means coming across all kinds of businesses.
Feb
24
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
24
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
@apoorv true. when I used to teach earlier (At "renowned" Indian institute I won't mention), they used turbo C there too, I used to use netbeans to teach (which was already installed) but they forced me to go back to TC! Eventually 4-5 students went up to him and told him they liked it for the first time, because they actually could write a program that would work!
Feb
23
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
@Pekka ah :) thanks! I will!
Feb
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
23
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
@pekka @jonescb Ironically I myself will not get into a degree course in CS, (I might have to settle for a math degree) because there are so many who will apply with far better scores and my skill will be accounted for nothing! Its more than just what people/parents say.. you cannot survive in india without a degree, what mac-donalds pays you monthly will probably cover 20-50% of your rent. So then we have a few million doing some degree or another and the whole system turns into a mess.
Feb
23
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
@pekka yea population is the killer bit, ironically, my own parents/relatives think I'm not good enough with a degree, infact, I am not, because with the number of people the stakes are higher, also, the way most jobs pay (seriously low) people will do whatever they need to get a better paying one, or move. Plus you have no idea how drone-like it is to have a million people striving like robots for the same thing you want.
Feb
23
awarded  Teacher
Feb
23
answered How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
Feb
8
accepted When do you use new technology and complicated design principals in an LOB app (using WPF)?
Feb
8
comment When do you use new technology and complicated design principals in an LOB app (using WPF)?
There are great answers here, I'm selecting this one because its the most general answer and covers more than the WPF scenario. Thanks @Ian
Feb
7
comment When do you use new technology and complicated design principals in an LOB app (using WPF)?
yea true, I read up stuff on prism and it does seem an over kill, wanted to actually know how/when others generally use frameworks like that.
Feb
7
comment When do you use new technology and complicated design principals in an LOB app (using WPF)?
+1 thx. Yea I don't know too much, someone recommended MVVM light ??, From the look of the code, all does sound great, but I don't know much about data binding. Would a silverlight book in databinding help? Or maybe I could get a WPF book too?
Feb
7
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Feb
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Feb
7
comment When do you use new technology and complicated design principals in an LOB app (using WPF)?
+1 great answer. I edited my question with regard to your answer.
Feb
7
asked When do you use new technology and complicated design principals in an LOB app (using WPF)?
Feb
7
comment Is there a Windows philosophy of programming?
@Tom I agree with @Allon more because to me it seems like the OP's question is more Console vs GUI programming.