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bio website qwerky-qwerky.blogspot.com
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Software developer with 13 years experience. At the moment I'm mainly interested in:

  • java
  • eCommerce
  • encryption
  • security

Check out my new GitHub at https://github.com/qwerky


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
3
answered What exactly is the Garbage Collector in Java?
Jan
27
awarded  Organizer
Jan
27
revised How to refresh/keep up to date content in the browser without overloading the server
changed title to reflect content, removed java tag as its not mentioned in question
Jan
27
suggested suggested edit on How to refresh/keep up to date content in the browser without overloading the server
Jan
27
answered Why can python webapps keep sessions between restart and not java?
Jan
17
awarded  Yearling
Apr
19
answered Why does Java use so many middlemen?
Mar
25
comment Search on multiple values
@Blrfl - not a problem, Solr already has mechanisms for this
Mar
25
answered Search on multiple values
Jan
29
comment MVC exposes database primary keys?
+1 - its a common and well documented security problem, see owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2010-A4
Jan
17
awarded  Yearling
Jan
4
comment Why does Java MessageDigest.getInstance() have a String as a parameter?
It does; docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/security/…
Jan
4
comment Why does Java MessageDigest.getInstance() have a String as a parameter?
If you had something like MessageDigest.getMD5Algorithm(); then the class would have to be updated everytime it needed to support a new algorithm, and there are a lot of algorithms.
Jan
4
answered Why does Java MessageDigest.getInstance() have a String as a parameter?
Dec
17
comment I failed FizzBuzz, would you hire me?
Have a look at my thoughts on Fizz Buzz qwerky-qwerky.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/… you wouldn't fail for one mistake, but you'd fail if you couldn't write a unit test to pick that mistake up.
Dec
10
comment I failed FizzBuzz, would you hire me?
+1 for No? Well let's test it. I ask candidates to write fizz buzz in interviews. I also get them to write a unit test. Sometimes their fizz buzz fails, but their unit test detects this, leading them to fix it - this is fine. The guys that get rejected are the ones who write a failing solution and then write a test that fails to detect this. I ask them, are you happy with this test, if they are, thats when they fail.
Dec
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
27
comment Is it a security flaw to log the class and method name when an exception occurs?
In summary, logging the class/method is a good thing. Allowing the log (or a stacktrace) to escape is a bad thing.
Jun
1
comment exact answer for “what is j2ee?” - job interview
Who cares what the exact official definition is? So long as you can talk about JEE and what kind of things are in it, then this should be enough.