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Oct
14
comment Open source alternatives to .NET (VB.NET, C#, ASP.NET)
asp.net vNext is open source. Similarly the next versions of C# and VB.NET are open source. .NET applications - especially vNext can be hosted on windows or 'nix platforms. The expense therefore is in the VS IDE (Pro and above) which is pretty much the best tool going... colour me strange, but I think it an odd question now.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
25
comment Is Testing a necessary part of Agile methodology?
possible duplicate of Can you be Agile without doing TDD (test driven development)? - if you disagree let me know...
Sep
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
19
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
29
comment Ergonomics of Apple keyboard for long programming hours
Yay, driveby downvotes without justification...
Jul
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
18
reviewed Edit suggested edit on I need a JavaScript runtime environment
Jul
18
revised I need a JavaScript runtime environment
Doesn't deserver it's own answer, so just edited it in - including for IE
Jul
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on I need a JavaScript runtime environment
Jul
6
comment Can daily reports decrease a developer's productivity?
@Giorgio I won't disupute that - but you've kind of not grasped my point - just because people can do things doesn't mean that they will (for all kinds of reasons) therefore you need to provide structure to help. Most of us are not rock stars and most of us need guidance.
Jul
6
comment Can daily reports decrease a developer's productivity?
@A-B-B agreed developers have the ability to coordinate themselves but the problem is that they frequently lack the wisdom to realise the benefits of so doing - if that wasn't an issue then these practices wouldn't have arisen in the first place
Jun
7
comment Are bugs part of technical debt?
@gphilip its my opinion (based on my experience). I think that the implicit stuff as described is still effectively generated by "choice" - its an interesting question to what extent one might describe it as technical debt 'til its recognised, acknowledged and then left unchanged
May
7
awarded  Guru
Feb
18
awarded  Custodian
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
9
comment How to get requirements from Non-technical client?
Are you the sole developer in the company? The sole person who is seriously computer literate? Its sounding that way and that will affect the way you need to approach the problem
Nov
23
comment Is It Common For a Company to Have Their Own Definition of Job Titles such as Software Architect
Job titles guarantee almost nothing in a lot of cultures - the job is what it is and that's one of the things you have to determine during the interview process and even then things change. If you're not happy then learn from the experience and look to move on.
Nov
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
3
awarded  Enlightened