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I'm a .NET developer working primarily in C#. I also enjoy photography and long walks on the beach. Actually I hate beaches.

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Oct
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answered What is the name for this variation to Adapter Pattern?
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comment Object-Oriented Design of Car
+1 Context is key. The number of times this has happened to me - Client asks me to build x. I ask why they want x, and they say they need x to solve problem y. But problem y isn't solved by x, or is better solved by z, so I give them z.
Oct
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comment Is it unusual for a small company (15 developers) not to use managed source/version control?
So how do you revert a change? Is it possible? Can you see the change history of a given file? What about merging changes? shudder
Oct
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comment What should take precedence: YAGNI or Good Design?
I never knew Mozart was terrible at making acronyms. I learn something new every day on an SE site. :P
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comment How do you sell the idea of sending developers to user conferences?
Mining conferences are very different. They're more like vendor expo's then actual conferences. And I meant that your answer is about as useful as suggesting you slap your boss in the face as a way of convincing him to send you to a conference.
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comment How do you sell the idea of sending developers to user conferences?
Also just to clarify, our company is a small mining consulting company, with a startup sized team making some software we're selling to other mining groups. That's why my boss is a mining engineer.
May
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comment How do you sell the idea of sending developers to user conferences?
What if my boss isn't a Software manager? I'm the most senior Software person at the company, and my boss is the Managing Director who's training is as a Mining Engineer. Does that count as a real degree? I'm not saying he can't be convinced I'm just saying your answer is about as useful as slapping him in the face.
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comment How do you sell the idea of sending developers to user conferences?
How is this a useful answer?!? If someone doesn't know something, instead of just giving up straight away maybe you should at least attempt to educate them. -1.
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comment How much storage space do developers really need on work systems?
No one will ever need more than 64k...
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answered Architecture/pattern resources for small applications and tools
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comment Have programmers at your work not taken up or been averse to an offer of a second monitor?
This might have been a reasonable answer if it wasn't also filled with so much elitism and Windows bashing.
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