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Developer with 8 years experience. I work with J, C, C++, C#, SQLite, MySQL, VBA, and a bunch of other odds and ends.

On Twitter: @MPProg


Jul
30
answered Can you actually produce high quality code if you are sleep deprived?
Jul
29
accepted How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
Jul
29
comment How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
@Ramhound I never said it was, but the format imposed here makes this standard step (even if my execution of it was informal) into red tape.
Jul
29
comment How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
Also, moping the floors for the same pay isn't fine because I happen to want to write software in my career. It's actually what's required of me most of the time, and there's a lot to write in very little time (now even less). It's not about the pay so much as it's about the work.
Jul
29
comment How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
@Ramhound: I usually verify that all requirements are fulfilled when I have said requirements (not always the case as you can imagine), and with a lot less red tape.
Jul
29
comment How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
I know you didn't mean it. I'd be paid the same amount to mop the floors if that's what they wanted me to do, which is not fine because I'd get paid the same to mop the floors on top of doing the rest of my work in the same amount of time. I have several other projects that need to move.
Jul
29
comment How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
@Thorbjørn I'm just wondering if that's actually standard practice. The structure of the documentation would suggest a lot more people to do the work (and steps before the actual code is written). That means for a month, what I was hired to do (making software) has to be put on hold. And that's not a calendar month, that's a month stretched out over a few calendar months with the other projects always running. I mean, some documentation is part of "making the software", but here, there's 0 code for a long stretch of time, meaning nothing's running.
Jul
29
comment How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
@rwong - Thanks. Tweaked it a bit more.
Jul
29
revised How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
edited title
Jul
29
comment How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
The write-up on this current project will be 4 weeks. That's just one project out of several this year... But I see your point.
Jul
29
comment How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
I wish I was getting paid all these different job titles' salaries. Or if I can pick, I'd take architect.
Jul
29
comment How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
Cashier? Now that's seriously wrong.
Jul
29
answered If a fluent coder disregards good practices, doesn't his fluency work against him?
Jul
29
asked How much documentation should a client expect from a one-man team?
Jul
24
revised Should a developer have fast-typing skill?
added 2 characters in body
May
20
comment Why are there multiple Unicode encodings?
See what Spolsky had to say on Unicode and encoding.
Mar
24
comment What is the biggest trouble developers encounter when debugging?
Multithreaded memory access bug in a DLL called with an out-of-process COM. It's a world of pain. It's not made up, I got a solid one!
Mar
12
accepted Adding to the System namespace in C#
Mar
12
asked Adding to the System namespace in C#
Feb
25
answered Harmful temptations in programming