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Steven is the founder and CEO of Innovator LLC (nov8r.com), which provides innovative solutions for complex problems. Innovator does Custom Software Development, Software Consulting, and IT Staffing. Now on Twitter and Facebook!

Steven is a software architect, developer, innovator, and inventor with several decades of experience in many different languages and platforms across dozens of industries. He also writes (technical books and science fiction) and plays music.

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answered Multivariable decisions
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comment how to approach pharmacy software project
@EduardoDennis: that would be a book, not a paragraph ;)
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comment how to approach pharmacy software project
@EduardoDennis: it's not one or two specific questions, it's a very large number of specific questions, many of which won't be known until deep in the project.
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Jul
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comment Have you forgotten more than you know, and how much do you make a point of memorizing?
google doesn't think...yet ;) theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/22/…
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Jun
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answered Is it good practice to analyse who introduced each bug?
May
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comment How to analyze a scenario where a bug didn't get caught and adjust development workflow to prevent similar errors
re #2: always use UTC dates. Always. Local time is just for display
May
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comment Object Oriented “normalization”
@ChrisCirefice: be happy to, shoot me an email at steven.lowe@nov8r.com
May
27
comment Object Oriented “normalization”
@ChrisCirefice: I have found a PhD candidate to help me with this; making slow but good progress, thanks!
May
20
comment Black box or white box testing - which do you do first?
@DocBrown: interesting interpretation and link, thank you
May
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comment Black box or white box testing - which do you do first?
@DocBrown: TDD as espoused by Beck et al tests only the outcomes of the unit test scenarios, not every possible path, which is black-box testing
May
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answered If this isn't a user story, what is it?
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Apr
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comment Learning to investigate bugs
imagine how you think it might work, and work backwards from outputs to inputs to find paths to investigate
Apr
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answered Inheritance: Is code from superclass virtually *copied* to subclass, or is it *referred-to by subclass*?
Apr
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comment What can I do with a poorly coded vb6/access2003 project?
cleaning up the existing code will run into the limits of vb6; difficult to implement good object-oriented structures in a language that only pretends to be object-oriented ;) Suggest re-evaluating the effort to rewrite the system, treating the old system as specification/baseline reference material. This will probably be closed before I finish this comment, feel free to email me if you like
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Apr
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answered Necessity of Interfaces for Small Projects