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Just another nobody out in the world, banging out some code from time to time...


Jan
10
comment I'm a Subversion geek, why should I consider or not consider Mercurial or Git or any other DVCS?
My $0.02. I've used Subversion, Mercurial, and Git now for various projects. Subversion really seems to be the best choice for a very tightly integrated group doing continuous integration. Mercurial is a better fit for groups that might only do one build a day with a lot more code changes each time (that would create merge issues in SVN). Git seems like the way to go for people that have teams that can go days/weeks without actually pushing code together to make a build.
Jan
7
comment How is “SELECT *” read in English?
I usually say "select all" because that's what it means (as opposed to how it's actually written). If that would be ambiguous, I'll drop back and say "select star" because anyone can understand that. Oh, I hate saying "sequel" (but do it anyways because that's standard here) because when I grew up there was a "Sequent" operating system out and sequel/sequent caused confusion on more than one occasion...
Jan
7
comment How important is my job title?
@SnOrfus I've seen more than one resume where somebody listed "CTO" simply because they were the only IT person on staff (and actual duties were something I would call "helpdesk").
Jan
6
answered How does one rein in the complexities of web development?
Jan
5
comment Do employers prefer software engineering over CS majors?
It depends. My CS degree requirements were VERY business/management heavy.
Jan
3
comment How important is my job title?
Seems to me that out of date company supplied titles are the most often case of misrepresentation... :-)
Dec
30
answered Would you see any use of a Trilean (True, False, ??)
Dec
27
answered What do Java developers think of Scala?
Dec
21
comment Ruby and Enterprise. Any future?
It'll depend on the app. Some Enterprises have a single monolithic app, others have widely distributed components talking to each other. Ruby (IMO of course) doesn't seem to scale as well as some of the other languages out there, so it probably will make more inroads in the more distributed environments.
Nov
29
answered When does a “scripter” become a “programmer”?
Oct
19
awarded  Suffrage
Sep
28
awarded  Teacher
Sep
27
comment Are you able to close your eyes and focus/think just on your code?
No can do. No door to close. :-) Doesn't help that I'm next to the company shared color laser printer. We get a fairly regular stream of people wandering in/milling around, etc.
Sep
27
awarded  Commentator
Sep
27
comment What's the worst programming book you've ever read?
Glad I never "upgraded" then! Second edition is still the most current one sitting on my shelf at home. :-)
Sep
27
comment What's the worst programming book you've ever read?
I've got that one. I didn't think it was bad, but I didn't think it was especially good either. I got what I needed out of it.
Sep
27
comment What's the worst programming book you've ever read?
You don't run Solaris at home? I did during that window of time when it was free...
Sep
24
answered What are good keyboards for programming?
Sep
24
comment What are good keyboards for programming?
Wow. Really? I do believe that's the worst keyboard I've ever touched in my life (and I've had to use some truly horrible keyboards in the past!).
Sep
24
comment What are good keyboards for programming?
That's actually a second gen model there. Excellent keyboards.