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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Several Reasons Why Coding is Hard!
I was looking up something Unicode related and I came across Jon Skeet’s talk on why coding is hard: why do fundamental datatypes such as floating point, strings and DateTime cause so many problems. The slide deck and transcript is here.
The only thing I’d add is that arithmetic might be easier if we had 12 digits rather than 10, rather than the 8 mentioned, but that’s another story…
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