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Pragmatic Solutions Award: baavgai

Post icon  Posted 03 January 2016 - 01:53 PM

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Today, we want to recognize one of DIC's most knowledgeable members for his contributions. If you haven't learned something from baavgai at some point, you just haven't been paying attention. He's a prolific source of well-crafted advice and well-crafted examples, delivered with ample patience and good humor, and so today we're giving him one of DIC's most exclusive badges, the Pragmatic Solutions Award, for his consistently excellent advice.

The Pragmatic Solutions Award is awarded to members who "consistently go above and beyond to provide in-depth and detailed responses". This, of course, is baavgai to the letter. His answers start with the original question, but rarely end there, touching on everything from architecture to performance enhancements to programming style, always with an eye to developing the reader's understanding of what lies beneath their question, and what it means in the most practical terms. More than this, he helps his readers to understand what "practical" really means: he takes people from striving to make software that simply works, to making software that brings joy to those who use it and to those who work on it. And nothing in the world of development is more important or more practical or more pragmatic than this.

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Re: Pragmatic Solutions Award: baavgai

Posted 03 January 2016 - 02:00 PM

Well deserved.
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Re: Pragmatic Solutions Award: baavgai

Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:12 PM

Congratulations! :)
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Re: Pragmatic Solutions Award: baavgai

Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:18 PM

Congrats, baavgai! This is long overdue and very well deserved. Thank you for all your hard work and contributions to DIC!
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Re: Pragmatic Solutions Award: baavgai

Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:36 PM

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Awwww... Thank you! That sounds like the coolest award ever; I'm honored.
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