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I am a programmer looking to become a better programmer. I am British.

You can't have software without FTW!

Contact me @MellenTheNerd


Aug
3
revised Career Prospects: Women at Management positions in Software
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Aug
3
revised How viable is a PhD in software security research?
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Aug
3
revised Are design patterns generally a force for good or bad?
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Aug
3
revised Handling out of hours support
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Aug
3
revised Objective Metrics for Software Quality
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Aug
3
revised What would be a good name of practices you don't (usually) learn at university?
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Aug
3
revised In MVC should a model handle validation?
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Aug
3
revised How to outsource a pet project?
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Jul
21
revised How to fail an interview?
no need to tell people what they already know
Jul
20
comment Refactoring into lots of methods - is this considered clean or not?
100 lines of code does not mean that the method or function is doing to much, it is an indicator. A pretty good indicator, but still not definitive.
Jul
14
comment How to know if two images are the same?
I think this question will answer yours: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/47347/…
Jul
13
comment Meaning of phrase: “Not your father's Visual Basic”
@Catchops I think the downvotes might be because you haven't answered the question. At all.
Jul
12
awarded  Deputy
Jul
11
comment Should I mix python and .NET?
IronPython! Works with .NET 3.5 and is a .NET language its self.
Jul
11
revised Is XML required for this?
condensed the question
Jul
9
comment measuring database load
This might be a better fit for the DB Administrator Stack Exchange
Jul
7
comment How does one securely and privately address security concerns inside code
Was about to write #2 :D
Jul
7
comment PHP: brackets or no brackets with if/for/while/…?
I disagree. Use of the endif; and similar constructs are better for large amounts of HTML as they are clear as to what they signify.
Jul
7
comment PHP: brackets or no brackets with if/for/while/…?
This is not the same issue as Joel is covering. this is about {...} vs <if/while/etc.>:...end<if/while/etc.>; it is a PHP specific construct.
Jul
7
comment PHP: brackets or no brackets with if/for/while/…?
@Kenneth, on the other hand, having endforeach is much clearer