Mark Bowytz

Mark is from Pittsburgh, PA and has 10 years of IT experience. During that time, he has worked for a few of the local large corporations and even the county government in various developer positions.

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September 2014

 

Best. Soup. Ever.

2014-09-19
"Mmmm...Nothing hits the spot quite like a big bowl of Cream of SQL Soup," writes Andrew J.
If you talk to employers about what it's like trying to attract and retain IT talent the answer is usually the same - IT'S NEAR FRICKIN' IMPOSSIBLE!! Even if you treat employees right, offer a bucket of cash, unlimited vacation, and a hammock in every cubicle, then only maybe will you attract the talent you want. So, based on this logic, you'd think that employers should treat their employees as best as possible, right? Well, by the looks of things, forum favorite Blakeyrat, found an employer that is lacking in common sense.
Robert H. writes, "I'm not sure if I'm interested in a new product called 'Internal Server Error'."

XXL XML

2014-09-11
At his day job, Peter writes code for the manufacturing industry and, in doing so, works a lot with PLCs from GE. As of late, he's been working on an application that processes XML configuration files exported from GE's main programming IDE "Machine Edition" to generate extremely complex diagnostic information that the IDE doesn't provide. You know, things like, "Has that variable that you are using in a calculation ever been initialized?"
"If you insist on using Imperial weight measurements, you had better have pretty accurate scales," wrote Tom M..