Course code: BECK-1
  • Years with company: 30
  • Years programming: 40
  • Primary programming language: c++
  • Other programming languages: c#, perl, c,
  • Unit test harnesses: homegrown c++ framework, j-unit-like, for the previous product line.
  • Something else: When I started I used fortran, and punch cards. I learned programming as an engineering major in the 70's. And later learned 6502 assembly on a Synertek SYM-1. I have a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering, and MS in Computer Science.
  • Test practice now: Current assignment is to learn the old code-base from a recently acquired product line for maintenance releases.
  • Target system: Target is windows pc workstation system manager software for urinalysis running on XP or W7.
  • Dev tools: Visual Studio 2010, 2012
  • Build time: 30-60 minutes
  • Coding standard: Have yet to develop a coding standard for the code-base. Some teams have adopted to Martin Fowlers approach as per Clean Code.
  • Function too long: If longer than the screen, and definitely if longer than two screen lengths.
  • Code reviews: Two person peer review with Microsoft TFS (team foundation server).
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  • Favorite thing about dev: I like coding.
  • Least favorite thing about dev: Unreasonable schedules.
  • Tdd knowledge: You write the unit test first, then develop the code.
  • Why are you attending: I was assigned.
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