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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


Jun
30
comment Is it normal for a company to have programmers on such a rigid schedule?
+1 - Found myself working at a process-oriented company and left pretty quickly. Individuals were seen as good if they matched the company profile and toed the line (including arriving at 9am and leaving at 5.30pm), irrespective of their actual performance at work. This just breeds complacency, doing well and standing out were bad - everyone did just as much as they needed to. Saying things like "Hey, I have an idea!" or "Wait, we could do this better!" were very dangerous indeed.
Jun
29
answered Is Tracking Software Usage Illegal?
Jun
22
awarded  Commentator
Jun
22
comment Matching my skills with Java and Web Programming
+1 - If you've got Java, HTTP and Servlets covered have a look at JSTL and maybe one of the popular frameworks such as Spring MVC or Struts.
Jun
22
comment Matching my skills with Java and Web Programming
scripting host for dynamic web pages - wtf does this mean? Java isn't scripted. Also JSPs don't tend to contain any actual java, in fact this is strongly discouraged in favour of JSTL. Java's role in the web is all about server side processing based on Servlets.
Jun
22
comment What causes bad performance in consumer apps?
+1 - Problems (bugs or performance) with end products can never be blamed on programmers. If a product has passed the multiple levels of testing required then the programmer has done his job correctly. If a product passes tests and there are problems with it then the testing/specification is to blame.
Jun
22
awarded  Editor
Jun
22
revised Search for a sub-string in a given array of strings
added 380 characters in body
Jun
22
answered Search for a sub-string in a given array of strings
May
12
comment Best practice to prevent potential paying customers from creating many trial accounts
+1 add killer features that are worth paying for
May
12
comment Will Java still be relevant in 5 years?
+1 especially for I predict that the next generation of the Android platform will have a new language, just like happened with C#. Don't forget that Gosling now works for Google; nighthacks.com/roller/jag/entry/next_step_on_the_road
May
6
awarded  Critic
Mar
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
9
answered How to tell your boss that his programming style is really bad?
Feb
1
answered How long of a trial period do you use with programmers - how quickly can you tell if they are talented and a good fit?
Feb
1
awarded  Teacher
Jan
24
comment What should be first - functionality or design?
+1 basic functionality tells you what your app should do. Without this you can't design.
Jan
18
comment Choosing between two programmers: experience vs. passion
@runrunraygun - Ha ha, I could tell you a funny story about that. Been there, bought the T-shirt. Code reviews never got off the ground because the design and programming aren't the tech lead's top skills.
Jan
18
awarded  Supporter
Jan
17
comment Choosing between two programmers: experience vs. passion
+1 for the 9-5 guy! Don't underestimate the programmer who just gets quietly on with the job and produces great results. Unfortunately management have a tendency to overlook these people for those who shout the loudest. At our place, going a week overdue and then proclaiming how hard you have worked to finish it tends to get noticed more than just getting it done on time in the first place.