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A lifelong programmer who's been coding in Delphi since its initial release and currently makes a living at it.

Apr
3
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Do most companies not know how to write software?
Apr
3
answered Do most companies not know how to write software?
Apr
1
answered What are some precedents on how substantial a snippet must be to be copyrightable?
Mar
31
comment Is having candidates play Portal a good interviewing tactic?
Portal isn't exactly a shooter. It's more of a puzzle game built on a FPS engine. You only have one "weapon" and it doesn't do any damage, even to the (extremely rare) things that are actively trying to kill you. And the only parts remotely "reflex-based" are one scene at the very end of the game, and a few of the bonus levels. If you're into puzzle games and problem solving you should definitely try it out. (Especially if you've got a slightly warped sense of humor!)
Mar
29
comment Beginning to think functionally
This is one of those answers I wish I could upvote more than once...
Mar
29
answered Is it necessary for Java programmers to learn some C/System programming?
Mar
29
comment Scheme vs Common Lisp: Which characteristics made a difference in your project?
Wow, that must have been some really horrible Delphi code if it somehow managed to perform 3-6x slower than a Lisp implementation! :(
Mar
28
comment Is it reasonable to expect that a senior developer knows what OOP design patterns are?
+1 for the two added questions.
Mar
25
comment Is ageism in software development based on anything other than bias?
You say "just groups of people" as if a group of people is simply a single person * a certain number. This ignores huge amounts of psychological research into how people behave differently (and frequently worse) in groups than as individuals.
Mar
24
answered Turn away a bug if no reproducible test case exists?
Mar
23
answered If XML is so bad…why do so many people use it?
Mar
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
21
answered Are you a functional programmer?
Mar
21
answered Why do game developers prefer Windows?
Mar
21
comment Is Software Testing Really Needed?
+1 for "You will also never have requirements that are so clear that you will be able to think of every possibility to make sure the code doesn't break." My workplace is a lot less dysfunctional than most, and our Product Management team writes pretty good requirements. I still frequently have a handful of "what about this case?" questions before I get a feature finished. And then QA and occasionally end-users still find bugs in corner cases that no one considered.
Mar
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
18
comment Are “customizable” programming languages more widely used than not as “customizable” ones?
@SK-logic: He's calling the python, which is a type of snake, an animal. (Where do you think the comedians got the word from?)
Mar
18
revised Are “customizable” programming languages more widely used than not as “customizable” ones?
edited title
Mar
18
answered Is type safety worth the trade-offs?