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


Sep
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
30
comment Windows 8 development in Mac
No, iOS development requires a Mac and OS X licensing doesn't allow for VMs on on Mac hardware. I have a Mac off to the side that I VNC into (from my Windows box) for my iOS development needs.
Aug
8
comment Is it wise to be going back and forth between two programming languages?
I'm not sure how anyone could be an effective programmer at all without using at least 3 languages on a regular basis.
Aug
2
answered Working on multiple things at work?
Aug
1
answered Biggest obstacles to working on a group project
Jul
17
comment Is anything in programming truly evil?
Even more evil than setjmp/longjmp is using setjmp/longjmp to implement a poor man's super lightweight threading library (as I've seen done way back in the DOS days). Delightfully evil code! :-)
Jul
17
comment Is anything in programming truly evil?
I'm coming to the conclusion that pretty much anything that Adobe and Apple do is evil.
Jul
17
comment Is anything in programming truly evil?
Just PHP. Everything else is just annoying rather than truly evil. :-)
Jul
11
comment How Can I Know Whether I Am a Good Programmer?
They won't tell you though. However, if they don't invite you to go along on lunch runs, that'd be an indicator that you're not making it...
Jul
11
comment Is it worth making a commit solely to resolve non-critical typos?
Ya take what ya can get these days. Finding programmers that can write workable code at all is a serious problem!
Jul
10
answered Is it worth making a commit solely to resolve non-critical typos?
Apr
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
28
comment Should I be concerned that I can't program very fast without Google?
Yep, I used to have quite the large library of programming books back in the day. Nowadays, there's really not any need to have any books at all (although, I can't get entirely away from my roots... I've got a few programming books still on the shelf).
Mar
13
comment Should I be bothered if my LOC/day ratio is too high?
Completely agree that LOC is a useless metric. Some days I write hundreds of lines of code and it's fine. Some days I net zero. Some days all I do is remove code. :-)
Mar
8
comment What's the career path for a developer who doesn't like management?
Not sure what CTOs you've met, but none of the few I've met actually do much of anything technical anymore... Seems to be the title that IT Managers who carry iPads end up with. If you're an IT Manager who's fighting against iPads, then you get the CIO title. ;-)
Mar
8
comment What's the career path for a developer who doesn't like management?
Life's too short for that.
Feb
29
comment Is it possible to combine programming languages?
One of the sad things about modern software development is that multiple language apps are so much harder now. Back in the DOS days, nearly everything compiled to the same object file and used the same parameter passing conventions. It was real easy to just link them together. Nowadays, not so much...
Feb
28
answered How does one decide if a data object type should be designed to be immutable?
Feb
27
comment Reading SICP with F#?
+1 on this, not from personal experience, but from reading about those trying to do SICP with Clojure. Some of them struggle a good deal and Clojure is much closer to Scheme than F# is.
Feb
23
comment What's the difference between “Programmer” and “Coder”?
Medical coder is the only instance I've run across coder... Programmers sometimes like to call themselves developers or even "software engineers" depending on how much of an ego boost they need that particular day, but I've never heard of them being called "coders".