kevin Abel

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I have worked as both an employee and contractor since 1983.  Most of the time I was coding for the end product but most of the time I worked with automation QA tools.   I'm on a long term project at this time. 
I wondered if I work for the money or the enjoyment of it.  Now that I have the ability to retire but I don't I know the answer.  
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Recent posts by kevin Abel

Dean Sabado has been answering my questions for a while, but I have not ever wrote thank you back.  Thank you Dean if you read this.

Kevin
1 week ago
I go back to the multiply meaning.  
1 week ago
Tim,

It has been a year and I did not thank you for this schema information.

Thanks,

Kevin
Mike,

Thank you for fixing the link.  I don't need to use this now, but if I do a search on the topic later on, I can get to the document.

Best,

Kevin
2 weeks ago

Ron McLeod wrote: Could it be similar to the issue described in this Microsoft support forum thread, where the browser-based source is using a non-breaking space character (xC2A0) instead of a regular space character (x20)?



I forget the exact details, but this looks similar.   I wasn't using Lync, but the copy paste wasn't working well.  

I am going back through old posts of mine and came across this.

Thanks,

Kevin
Fritz,

I'm reading through some of 800 posts I started because at the time people explained things to me, I was in a rush or anxious to get something on a project working.   I am relaxed and reading through them at my own pace. I was reading through this thread.   I used C way back in time and don't remember the # or other notations so I got lost and stopped when I got a general ideas.

I never thanked you for the cow.    So, thanks.

Also, I didn't know about the Code ranch journal.

I just started reading a book that has a name something like learn git during your lunch breaks.   I'm only 11% of the way through the electronic version of the book.  If the book continues to be good, I'd like to write a review.  So far, the examples at the start of the book are not matching what I see when I use the GIT GUI.   I do like the fun part of how the author says "welcome back to lunch time" on occasion.  

Thanks,

Kevin

2 weeks ago
Stephen,

Thank you for the corrections.   I don't know why I keep writing constructclass.   A constructor is a method.   Switching the words around to "class constructor" makes some more sense.   Maybe the class's constructor is even better.    

I understand what a constructor is and I use them and yet I keep saying it wrong.  

Thanks,

Keivn
2 weeks ago
Campbell,

Campbell wrote:In its most basic form, a bean is an object with a no‑arguments constructor and getXXX() and setXXX() methods for each field. Any field can be used to remember information from a previous method call. What would you want to remember?
An object can only “see into” a calling object if that object passes information on to it; remember methods don't “know” where they were called from.



I read this from two years ago and it got me thinking about classes in a different way.  It seems as if they have a lifetime.

The class gets instantiated and follows rules in its constructor class if it has one.
It lives in the heap.
On the stack there is a reference variable.
It is there but doesn't do anything. I'm  not sure about this part.  If I make a frog object can it do frog stuff like hopping while the rest of the code is performing other tasks?
I"ll call it an object now that it has been instantiated.
The object sees something calling it.  It looks for a match of object types and position. It uses the one that matches.
It does things.  It can remember things from the last time it was used.
I t will return values if the private, public grantors allow it.
When the method is done it might return a value to the calling line of code.
If all references to the object are  removed, they object will eventually get sent to garbage disposal.

I don't know if you are familiar with the Saturday Morning TV show called "School House Rock".   There was a catchy cartoon with funky music explaining the life of a USA Bill in Congress.   They showed the bill from the viewpoint of the Bill.  If I was better at music, Id write a song about the life of a Class.

Thanks,

Kevin

2 weeks ago
I'm looking back at this old thread.   Wow I got a lot of working mixed up.  I think and hope I'm better at this now.

Thanks everybody for your patience!

Kevin
2 weeks ago
Stephan,

I'm going through old posts of mine.  You offered to assist me on this and I never got back to you.  I don't remember the details of the situation and I'm not on that project any longer.
Maybe I'll need to work with Java and SharePoint in the future.

Thanks,

Kevin
2 weeks ago
Rob,

I noticed that I forgot to thank you for the reply two years ago.   Yes.  I forgot to use def.

Thanks,

Kevin
2 weeks ago
I cooked fried chicken in the Air Fryer.   The texture of the chicken was strange and awful.  It kind of turned into a rubbery sponge.   i returned the device.  

I am going to try cooking a thin steak in the cast iron pan on a lower heat to see if that works.  I'm guessing it will take an hour to reach the safe internal temperature.  I know it cooks well in the oven and broiler, but I still wish to experiment.

Kevin
2 weeks ago
Campbell,

I ordered the hard copy book for git.   I read the sample text and it explains exactly what I was having trouble with.  The boss was typing on the command line.  He was talking but nothing made sense.  The author says that he will slow it down for the reader and that's what I need.

Thanks,

Kevin
I read the Murach book and did the exercises.    I learned a lot.  I also wrote to the author and he responded which made me like the book more.

I have been using the Head First book for over a year.   The explanations are fun !  I often lost the main idea of the topic and had to keep asking for assistance on Code Ranch.  After getting advice from the Ranch,  I had to go back and read the chapter again.  I thought the book was going to "hold my hand" and make sure that I get concepts correct.  Unfortunately, the only way I know that I missed understanding something was when future information was no longer making sense.   I made it to page 399 of 700.   I am going to review many of my old Ranch posts and replies.  A lot of it makes more sense now that I know other concepts the thread is discussing.  Also, I don't want to ask the same question over and over.    

I don't like the exercises in the book where it asks the user to unscramble lines of code.   I was typing them into an IDE and getting them to run.  It would be nice if the authors supplied the lines of code on line so I don't have to type them.  I think that I"ll go back to these exercises after I reach the end of the book.

Thanks,

Kevin
2 weeks ago
Ron and Christopher,

I'm going back through all 800 of the posts I started.    I missed thanking you for this.  I'll know what comprehension is when I start to learn Python.

Thanks,

Kevin
2 weeks ago