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bio website blog.roseman.org.uk
location London, United Kingdom
age 41
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Dec 17 at 18:41
Web developer in Django and Python.

Mar
2
comment Software engineer, already in late thirties, would I have trouble finding a new position?
Slightly scared that as a late-30s myself I'm apparenlty already "too old".
Dec
28
comment Two HTML elements with same id attribute: How bad is it really?
The whole question of "how bad is it really" just reminds me of this: xkcd.com/292
Dec
13
comment How do quick & dirty programmers know they got it right?
Good quote, but it wasn't Gandalf. It was Pippin, arguing why he, Frodo and Sam shouldn't cut across country to the Buckleberry Ferry, right in the initial journey from Hobbiton.
Oct
15
comment From TFS to Git
@Saeed, for a start, you're expecting that there's any such thing as checking files in and out in git. No usable VCS has had that for years.
Sep
9
comment Google App Engine — should we use it?
This is bad advice. Django is explicitly supported, and the Google-provided "webapp" framework is really only supposed to be an example.
Aug
21
comment What does it mean to be agile?
+1 for 45 seconds per stand-up.
Aug
4
comment Why would a company develop an atmosphere which discourage code comments?
Commenting-out obsolete code is even worse than the issue with no comments. Don't these people have version control? If code is no longer used, delete it.
Jul
22
comment Recommendations for books for learning computer science on your own?
@Falcon Not at all.
Jun
28
comment Simple method for reliably detecting code in text?
Surely, if they're posting to StackOverflow, 99% of the time they should be posting code. I've lost count of the times I've posted a comment asking for the actual code before I can answer the question. Seems like you should show that message whenever you don't find a four-character-indented block.
Jan
31
comment Ideal programming language learning sequence?
Python and Ruby (I don't know about Lua) are strongly typed languages. I think you mean that they are dynamically rather than statically typed.