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bio website htbaa.com
location Netherlands
age 27
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seen Oct 31 at 9:08

I'm a programmer. Simple as that.


Mar
14
comment Bare minimum on the Joel Test
@btilly: I agree. I find it somewhat insulting if one would let me write code at an interview. Especially when having several years of working experience and having open sourced a number of projects. Aside from that, most have followed education geared towards it. Those combined should be proof enough imo. With interviews I do however ask the candidate to bring some of his (recent) work to show. Just to get a feeling if she codes clean and structured.
Mar
9
comment Hosting own Git service?
For in house you can get the GitHub Firewall Install. Which is your own private installation of GitHub in your own network.
Mar
8
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
4
comment Best practices for managing deployment of code from dev to production servers?
Ruby runs on Windows, but 1.5 year ago I couldn't get it to run on Windows. So instead I downloaded the free VMWare Server edition and installed a Ubuntu virtual server and configured it for Capistrano. Perhaps Windows support has improved now.
Mar
4
comment Best practices for managing deployment of code from dev to production servers?
With Capistrano you could write your own QVCS driver.
Mar
4
answered Best practices for managing deployment of code from dev to production servers?
Mar
4
comment Should you charge clients hours spent on the wrong track?
Hate to run into these guys that have this mindset of "programming, not debugging". As if a writer can just start writing down a story without rereading it and making changes. That would probably become a lousy story if written that way :-).
Mar
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
3
comment How do you react to non-programmers with ideas of 'The Next Big Thing'?
I like my Snuggie, it's all nice and warm! :-) Didn't buy it though, was a Christmas present from the office.
Mar
3
comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
I think with trouble-free developing the poster means that the OS doesn't get in his way.
Mar
1
comment “// …” comments at end of code block after } - good or bad?
You are welcome. Using them makes PHP templates so much more readable.
Mar
1
comment Should managers prohibit programmers from using IM in office?
When you're in the flow you can just set your status to busy. Just because it's Instant Messaging doesn't mean one should get an instant response.
Mar
1
comment “// …” comments at end of code block after } - good or bad?
Even with PHP as a templating language mixed with HTML you can still indent. You also shouldn't use braces when using PHP as a templating language, but rather the while(): endwhile; and foreach(): endforeach; constructs etc.
Mar
1
comment How do programmers deal with Project Lead/Managers?
Formatting consistency IS important though.
Feb
28
comment How would most programmers feel about the bugs they wrote?
I only write features :-)
Feb
27
revised What syntax element do you hate most in a programming language you use frequently?
PERL should be written as Perl
Feb
25
comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
Great question OP, as I've been wondering the same thing for a while now. Am still deciding if I'll get a MacBook Pro anytime soon or not, even though my current laptop doesn't need to be replaced yet. I also find the price a bit too high and on top of that, I've never touched a Mac :-).
Feb
23
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
Just curious, one guy that had job offers from Google, Apple and Facebook?
Feb
23
revised Moving all UI logic to Client Side?
I meant responsiveness, not responsibility
Feb
23
comment Have programmers at your work not taken up or been averse to an offer of a second monitor?
I have a 24" as my main screen and a 19" as a second on the right. I hardly use it and only use it to have Outlook open, which sadly is a company policy here. Sometimes I drag consoles/terminals or PDF files to it but nothing more. Mainly e-mail monitoring, which can disturb work a lot.