George Stocker

Springfield, VA

georgestocker.com

Age: 33

I'm a Software Developer. I use the best language for the job. I talk about software, programming, and usability on my blog.


What I'm Good at:
  • Communicating
  • Creating awesome software that delivers value
  • Self-aggrandizing sentences (like these).

How to Reach me
Catch me on twitter or Linked In. If you want to see what I've done, check my CV.

May
21
comment Suggest to post answer / accept one when changing title to "Solved"
Don't change title to solved. Love if we could get it removed.
May
21
awarded Nice Answer
May
20
comment Parsing HTML with Regular Expressions: Close for being "primarily opinion-based"?
@Servy I'm glad we agree.
May
20
comment Parsing HTML with Regular Expressions: Close for being "primarily opinion-based"?
@Servy I deleted the comments that were either 1) duplicates, 2) not constructive, 3) chatty, or 4) obsolete. Funny enough, that took us down to just a few comments.
May
20
comment Parsing HTML with Regular Expressions: Close for being "primarily opinion-based"?
@LutzHorn It's an english expression that means to make a point that diverts from the actual problems to one of its symptoms; thereby derailing the argument from its original point. I also updated my answer.
May
20
revised Parsing HTML with Regular Expressions: Close for being "primarily opinion-based"?
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May
20
comment Parsing HTML with Regular Expressions: Close for being "primarily opinion-based"?
@LutzHorn I'll expand my answer, but that's a red herring in this particular case.
May
20
comment Regex to search HTML and find a number after the occurrence of a string in python
Moderator Note: If this is a bad idea; your answer should include what you think is the 'right' idea, the library or code needed to solve the OP's issue 'the right way', and the code that will solve the OP's issue.
May
20
revised Regex to search HTML and find a number after the occurrence of a string in python
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May
20
answered Parsing HTML with Regular Expressions: Close for being "primarily opinion-based"?
May
19
comment Suites vs Specs Protractor
A suite is one or more specs, logically grouped. For instance, if you only want certain tests to run during a Smoke test, you'd put those specs (tests) into a Suite for Smoke Tests.
May
18
comment Flagging versus Closing a duplicate question
@NisseEngström I'm saying "You should vote to close". That's a specific action on our site. I'm saying if you ever have the privileges to vote to close something, you should not be flagging it for a reason you'd normally vote to close it for. In short: If you physically have the privilege to vote to close something, don't flag it for closure; even if you're out of close votes.
May
18
revised Parameterize an SQL IN clause
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May
18
comment Flagging versus Closing a duplicate question
@πάνταῥεῖ Why would I correct you? You're saying the exact same thing I am. If you can't vote to close; wait until the next day. The end.
May
18
comment Flagging versus Closing a duplicate question
You should vote to close as long as you have votes. Otherwise, wait until the next day, and then vote to close.
May
18
comment Understand this angularjs code
This would be an occasion where Stack Overflow wouldn't be your first stop; it'd be your second stop, after you've looked up the requisite documentation. We're not always the best place to ask a question.
May
18
comment Understand this angularjs code
The problem is in part the question (your question has nothing to do with Angular) and in part its searchability. This isn't a forum, we expect questions and their answers to be useful to others; to do that, one of the criteria is writing a good question that uses keywords that other people would search for. In your case, what does the double lines or pipe operator do in JavaScript when used on the right side of an evaluation expression?
May
18
comment Understand this angularjs code
The (output[value] || 0) +1; says, if output[value] contains a value (is not (null, falsy, or undefined) then assign that to output[value]. Otherwise, evaluate that expression to zero and add one (or assign 1).
May
18
comment Understand this angularjs code
One of the issues with this question is the title and problem statement "Explain this code to me questions" aren't helpful to others unless the title and problem statement reflect what people would search for if they had this same issue; also, this has nothing to do with AngularJS, this is about a basic JavaScript operator ( ||).
May
14
comment Testing modular AngularJS w/ Jasmine & Karma
@Jmr how do you detect which files are present when tests are running?
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