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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


Jan
5
comment What exactly do I need to do if I use a LGPL licenced library?
@JoeZeng Solicitor
Aug
1
comment Is OOP hard because it is not natural?
@Calmarius why would you make programming easier for computers? That's just silly. It's humans who have to do the harder work.
May
18
comment Can neural network discover rng patterns
We have sites that might be more apt to ask this on: Cross Validated and Cognitive Sciences, depending on how you phrase it.
Nov
19
comment How can I permute pairs across a set?
does this blog post help at all? Generating a list of all the possible combinations lists of length n
Aug
27
comment What is meant by a senior (insert language here) developer?
3 years experience is not senior, IMO
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
11
comment Should I mix python and .NET?
IronPython! Works with .NET 3.5 and is a .NET language its self.
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
Jul
7
comment PHP: brackets or no brackets with if/for/while/…?
related: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/53274/…
Jul
6
comment Is it common for developers to deal with extensive change control procedures?
@Karl: I used to work for a large financial services company, as a junior dev. I'm sorry to say I was the one who had to explain why changes had to be implemented on the form. The change request process was pointlessly lengthy, and was often short circuited for minor changes, making a mockery of the process.
Jul
6
comment Unit Testing and .Net
I use TestDriven.Net and Gallio which both have plugins for VS 2010, and give file->line number resolution
Jul
5
comment Articles and Works by Developers
Don't replace it all, or you'll end up with nothing left to give
Jul
1
comment Does a prose to code compiler exist?
This is an odd question. You want to know if there are any, but don't want it for your own use. Is this like poison? Are you going to try to get someone else to use one?
Jun
29
comment Can fixed scope + fixed deadline + fixed price contract ever be made to work with “agile”?
Isn't fixed an antonym of agile?