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I'm a programmer. Simple as that.


Apr
9
comment Dark themes in IDE with multiple monitors
A Visual Studio port is available, though you have to decide upfront which theme you use, either the dark or light one. Switching can't be done on the fly.
Jun
27
comment Why is Mercurial considered to be easier than Git?
@awe I tried out Git Extensions about a year ago but found it totally useless because it was very slow. Has this improved?
Jun
21
comment What are the downsides of RoR?
One thing that surprised me occasionally was that lots of gems out there which seemingly appear to be independent from RoR turn out to only be used with RoR, and not in standalone. Very curious to why this is. PS: I'm not a Ruby programmer, so I might have gotten the wrong impression. But I did stumble upon this a few times. Sadly I've got no examples at the moment.
Jun
10
comment How would you assess a programmer's Github profile?
Why forking projects if you're not going to contribute to it? This seems to happen a lot over at GitHub. Is it to make sure the source code doesn't disappear when the original author decides to delete the repository?
Jun
7
comment Is it “normal” for people to not work?
Nice answer. I'm in that second group as well and more and more I find myself having moments where I'm writing code without compiling. But when I do it's mostly flawless and compiles in a single run. I love those moments.
Jun
1
comment Software License: Open Source, but no distribution (for free or for profit)
"Means you can't call it Open Source": Not true. Open Source doesn't equal free code. See my comment to the OP.
Jun
1
comment Software License: Open Source, but no distribution (for free or for profit)
Software can be perfectly open source when the source code is provided after the purchase but prohibits the user from selling it. Open source doesn't have to mean it's free. One example is BlitzMax. You get the full source code upon purchasing, but you're not allowed to distribute it. Changes can be shared amongst other users in their dedicated forums which are shielded from non-registered users.
May
14
comment Increase motivation in Our Project's Wiki with achievements?
Perhaps you should be moving to a mailing list manager instead?
May
11
comment Does it make sense to have a single tab interface?
All modern web browsers will show you a single tab when you've only got 1 website opened :-)
Apr
15
comment Code licensing question. Client stole my code
OSI also has a list of licenses opensource.org/licenses/category
Apr
15
comment Code licensing question. Client stole my code
@JackLeo Creative Commons licenses aren't really meant for source code.
Apr
14
comment How should I design a PHP class autoloader?
Switch server :-)
Apr
13
comment Procedural Code vs OOP code
"as far as you can" sounds so very wrong to me. Use what you need, don't use paradigms for the sake of using them.
Apr
7
comment What superstitions do programmers have?
Most superstitious things that have been mentioned are really just weird ticks/quirks someone has.
Apr
6
comment Events where junior-level developer/CS student can prove himself?
For what I know with GSOC you can either submit a project proposal or choose one suggested by the different software foundations (like the Perl or Parrot foundations). When you do so you still get a month or so to read up on the project, study its sources etc. So I think if you feel you're capable of picking up one of the many GSOC projects just apply.
Apr
6
comment Should curly braces appear on their own line?
They are both as easy to debug, mainly since it's a short block of code. The indentation is consistent making it easy to visualize the actual code blocks.
Apr
6
comment Should curly braces appear on their own line?
My exception on this one is that else and elseif do go on a newline so they aren't prefixed with a closing brace.
Apr
6
comment Are frameworks necessary In PHP?
This question is pretty much valid for any programming language.
Apr
1
comment Any good tools for managing list of tasks?
non-IT savvy? Really? I find JIRA really confusing to work with, at least that's my experience with Zend Framework using JIRA.
Mar
31
comment Why do people hesitate to use Python 3?
Ugh sorry, I meant Rakudo 1.0. Rakudo Star isn't meant for production yet.