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


Oct
7
answered How do I package a J2SE app for sale to a market of buying customers?
Oct
6
comment Java devs: why not use Groovy?
I liked Scala until I started using Clojure... :-) Groovy doesn't even make my list...
Sep
21
comment Why does the Git community seem to ignore side-by-side diffs
I often bounce into code changed by coworkers, often in areas I'm not familiar with. I think I've used side by side maybe 3 or 4 times ever, and could easily have done without. It just depends on what your preferred operating style is. It works for you, I find it unnecessary.
Sep
21
comment Am I a code monkey?
I'm currently part of a "Cargo Cult Cleanup Crew". It's always fun to be able to delete 50% or more of someone's code and not impact functionality at all... :-)
Sep
16
answered Which Java framework meets these requirements?
Sep
10
awarded  Yearling
Aug
26
comment Is the C programming language still used?
Linus doesn't present the best argument, but I understand where he's coming from. Unfortunately the response to Linus' rant completely misses the point. It deconstructs from the typical academic view which is, quite honestly, not of much use when trying to debate a pure "doer". Fundamentally incompatible life views, not even enough common ground to have a decent discussion.
Aug
23
comment Avoid ELSE when setting a variable?
I also have readability concerns about the conditional operator, but being able to easily make it immutable sure is nice!
Aug
10
answered Importance of hobby projects
Aug
10
answered Colleague unwilling to use unit tests “as it's more to code”
Jul
11
answered What is a nicer way of describing the process of “Idiot Proofing” a piece of software
Jul
10
awarded  Great Answer
Jul
10
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
8
comment Over a million COBOL programmers in the world?
I find it odd that Jeff Atwood has never seen a COBOL programmer. I've run across several over the years. I did some COBOL work myself in the mid to late 90's. There's certainly plenty of them out there. Although, I've noted that there really are 2 major groups of programmers. The "web programmers" that are on all the forums, go to conferences, and are always buying new tech toys and then the "glasshouse programmers" that do mostly infrastructure work, rarely visit web forums, don't do conferences, and have old-school non-Internet enabled phones. :-)
Jul
6
comment Why do we still use JavaScript?
Inertia I guess. I sure wouldn't choose javascript if there was any other reasonable choice. After working with other languages desktop side, going into javascript is like having to go back to FORTRAN or COBOL. Certainly doable, but seems more painful than it should be.
Jul
6
comment JAVA IDE - Conditional Breakpoints
I sure hope it's possible in a Java IDE seeing as that the C debugger I used back in 1989 on my PC/XT in DOS could do that. :-)
Jun
22
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
comment Jobs that use programming which aren't in the technology sector
There are people that actually do programming that are in the technology industry??? :-p I've done programming at a number of places and non of them qualify as a pure "technology" industry. Building, manufacturing, healthcare, etc... In my area those jobs far outnumber true technology industry jobs.