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bio website squidoo.com/sqlitehammer
location Ottawa, Canada
age 50
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Sep 9 at 13:09

I am a software developer. My favourite tools are Ruby, Rails, SQLite, HAML, jQuery, and heroku.com.

I have a blog called Cloud Apps Experts.

I also have a Github profile.


Aug
24
asked Composing programs from small simple pieces: OOP vs Functional Programming
Jul
26
comment Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
When I started using IETF RFCs, I used the ones developed well before 1995. The running code specs are the best. Otherwise you end up with too many ivory-tower chartware engineers dreaming up specs without the responsibility of making them run.
Jul
25
answered Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
Jul
11
answered Is it ok to start with templates in MVC development?
Mar
7
answered Which license retains copyright while allowing work to be shared and derived from?
Dec
16
awarded  Yearling
Sep
9
awarded  Excavator
Sep
9
revised R vs Python for data analysis
Changed "compliment" to "complement" to match the intended meaning in context.
Sep
9
suggested suggested edit on R vs Python for data analysis
Feb
27
awarded  Caucus
Dec
23
answered Self taught programmer seeking advice
Dec
23
answered How important is it to learn makefiles?
Dec
16
awarded  Yearling
Dec
12
answered My father is a doctor. He is insisting on writing a database to store non-critical patient information, with no programming background
Dec
12
answered Best way to protect website application code
Dec
11
answered Does a code inherit GNU GPL if it just link to GPL library?
Dec
8
answered Python productivity VS Java Productivity
Oct
22
comment How to justify rewriting/revamping legacy software in a business case?
@Tjaart - Milk the cow is sometimes a great business model and sometimes a terrible business model (for the reasons you stated). But it doesn't matter what you think of the model. Many businesses will put their software into milk-the-cow mode to improve their bottom line in the short run. Also, if you were the buyer of software in milk-the-cow mode, you might be very happy if the cheapest alternative from another vendor was much more expensive in the short/medium run. And that is often reality...
Oct
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
4
answered How to justify rewriting/revamping legacy software in a business case?