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Software engineer by hobby and trade. When I am not sitting in front of a computer, you can find me playing with my kids.

Founder of http://qwiple.com - a social blogging platform focused on discovering new an interesting content.

Outside of development I enjoy photography. follow me on twitter: @jotato


May
31
comment Fastest way to open a file in Visual Studio knowing only its name
@JesperE it does support auto completion. all you need to do is press tab to fill in the rest
Apr
16
comment Is the creation of brand new software generally a major part of most programming jobs?
@PéterTörök, I have an idea for a new question. "As a Consultant, what is the single best thing I can do to ensure any dev who has to maintain my code is as miserable as possible?"
Apr
16
comment Is the creation of brand new software generally a major part of most programming jobs?
@PéterTörök, Yup that would be me. I hope you enjoy your job security :)
Apr
16
comment Is the creation of brand new software generally a major part of most programming jobs?
On the contrast, an easy 90% of my work is creating new things. Granted, I worked at a startup and now a consultant so I might be one of the lucky ones. Maintenance is not something I have to do often. Maybe 1 day a week at most
Feb
27
comment How do you integrate Testing into a Scrum process?
In my experience, most users don't care how well a story was tested (until it breaks). A DoD is a great yardstick to know when something is ready for acceptance.
Feb
22
comment Is Software Testing Really Needed?
every line of code does exactly what I told it to do
Feb
13
comment How to estimate a timeboxed spike using story points?
Where I worked, it was more like a 50% chance 3 was longer than 5. They are so close I often pushed to remove some number. IMO, I wanted to drop the "standard" numbers and have 1,5,13,20,40. How often do you really need the difference in 1 and 2? 2 and 3? even 8 was hit or miss for us.
Feb
13
comment How to estimate a timeboxed spike using story points?
+1 I never worry about spikes in velocity calcs
Feb
13
comment Right design pattern to use StopWatch class
I wonder if this will give accurate timings. What I mean is how much slower is this than having the start/stop sprinkled in your code? I doubt it will be significant for most apps, but in some mobile games FPS is everything and you don't want as true timings as you can get.
Jul
12
comment Create a behavior/Component based system for games
while not exactly what I'm looking for, this is very close and like it. I'm going to play around with it to make sure. thanks!
Jul
11
comment How to train yourself to avoid writing “clever” code?
slightly off topic, but thedailywtf.com/Articles/…
Jul
5
comment Standards for reading code out loud?
I agree. I almost never read the code "word for word" I just explain what it is doing.
Jul
4
comment Create a behavior/Component based system for games
@rcapote isnt this site for whiteboarding/discussions?
Sep
15
comment How do you deal with changing requirements?
I'm not saying that the give and take is a problem. I am asking how do you communicate the complexity and scope of a change being asked?
Sep
4
comment Windows programming - should you leave UAC on?
It doesn't help with development, but it does take away the annoyance of UAC. If you don't need it for simulating low-access turn it off; otherwise leave it on