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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


Jan
27
comment Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)?
JIT? Don't you mean the .NET FCL? =) Yep I agree...Over the years intellisense has proven a learning tool for me, I've learnt about tons of newer classes, methods and properties with it.
Jan
21
accepted need some concrete examples on user stories, tasks and how they relate to functional and technical specifications
Jan
18
awarded  Commentator
Jan
18
comment need some concrete examples on user stories, tasks and how they relate to functional and technical specifications
Not completely clear on this.. what would user story for a solution file look like? Its more a system entity/object which needs its own definition right? My real problem is only how would I get this into the backlog!
Jan
18
comment need some concrete examples on user stories, tasks and how they relate to functional and technical specifications
ah thanks! How would domain entities map into user stories? Like: A user opens visual studio and can create a solution file But we haven't sort of defined what a solution file is? Where and how does that definition go?
Jan
17
asked need some concrete examples on user stories, tasks and how they relate to functional and technical specifications
Jan
14
comment When is a BIG Rewrite the answer?
+1 I like your opinion, would like to know your thoughts about re-writing to a newer set of API? (See my answer below)
Jan
14
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Jan
14
answered When is a BIG Rewrite the answer?
Jan
8
accepted how do I write a functional specification quickly and efficiently
Jan
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Jan
7
revised how do I write a functional specification quickly and efficiently
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Jan
7
comment how do I write a functional specification quickly and efficiently
Its mainly to aid my development. Every now and then I get random finance guys telling me "oh we should do xxx or yyy" when we're already discussed it, then sometimes in some meetings people just suggest random features, worst part is, I never have a proper way of adding the extra features for extra charges because my so called spec earlier was just nothing but a summary! Basically I have most problems Joel Spolsky mentions in his article when you don't write a spec.
Jan
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Jan
6
comment how do I write a functional specification quickly and efficiently
+1 thanks for your reply. yep. I did read all 4 parts of Joels article. What about the whole screenie process, would I just create dummy (plain looking) pages and forms first? So that I know what I need to write? Or do I start writing?
Jan
6
awarded  Student
Jan
6
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Jan
6
asked how do I write a functional specification quickly and efficiently
Dec
17
awarded  Talkative
Dec
17
comment Confused about ASP.NET Ajax, jQuery and JavaScript
+1 funny how your question summarizes in some sense part of the web programming world.