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bio website google.com/profiles/walkraft
location Sydney, Australia
age 27
visits member for 4 years, 9 months
seen Apr 11 at 10:34
  • Bachelor of Science (Adv Maths) with Honors in Computer Science from University of Sydney
  • Programming C/C++/Java/Python/Objective C/C#/Javascript/PHP

Sep
30
comment How many monitors do you use? Why? How they are used?
@Bevan: This is the only case where I really feel the productivity slow down from having to swap
Sep
28
comment Any advice from self-taught programmers on competing with more conventional types?
The main advantage a computer science degree provides is exposure to a large number of areas. I did a double major, so I find that there are many areas in which I lack even basic knowledge compared to those who only majored in comp sci. Being self taught, I imagine you would experience this to a much greater degree and so it might seem intimidating. Understand that they will have this advantage (unless you do a lot of self-study), but there is no reason why you can't match or exceed them if you focus your efforts on a particular area.
Sep
27
comment What would you change about C# if you could?
What is wrong with the var keyword? Much nicer than having to deal with a swarm of types
Sep
27
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
24
comment What would you change about C# if you could?
@Lasse: I do intend to write my own language some day. I don't know if I'll ever actually end up doing it, but that is the reason why I asked this question. I am interested in how C# could have been done better
Sep
22
comment Killer semi-unique programming language features
Auto-properties are very common these days. Python, Objective-C...
Sep
22
comment Killer semi-unique programming language features
-1: Not semi-unique
Sep
22
comment Killer semi-unique programming language features
You can cast to object in a lot of languages. Main problem is that many languages separate primitives and objects
Sep
22
comment Killer semi-unique programming language features
Very similar to extension methods in C#
Sep
22
comment Why are there so few female programmers?
+1 for equal opportunity and not 50/50 split. A large part of the difference is because females choose other career paths
Sep
22
comment Why are there so few female programmers?
I have noticed that the gender ratio does seem much more balanced among international students than among locals in Australia
Sep
21
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
18
comment Should I have a blog to be a better programmer?
I believe that blogging will make you a better programmer as it forces you bring different ideas that you have into a coherent form
Sep
16
asked What is your opinion of C++ Frequently Questioned Answers?
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
15
comment What is the development process like at Google?
One thing I do know is that they publicly release their style guides
Sep
15
asked What is the development process like at Google?
Sep
13
comment Which are the topics in Mathematics that a developer should absolutely know?
These questions are different
Sep
12
accepted How important are daily builds?
Sep
12
asked How important are daily builds?