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Programmer. Bibliomaniac. Runner. Aspiring Classical Guitarist.


Feb
5
comment What makes a successful development team?
Urgency has to be balanced by focused, easier times. Too much of urgency and you have burnout. Too much of "slow time" and you have slips. Of course, focus does not mean working at a leisurely or lazy pace.
Sep
27
comment How can I change sloppy company culture?
+1 for the same reason as @dreza. But good luck with management buy in.
Jul
28
comment Good logging technique for small projects on Java
Please refer to docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/logging/…
Jul
28
comment Good logging technique for small projects on Java
Updated the answer.
Jul
23
comment Am I a total misfit for Programming or is it Corporate Drama?
Maybe you joined the wrong companies (service oriented). Maybe you should have joined a product startup. Things might have been different.
Jul
22
comment Good logging technique for small projects on Java
@dhblah Updated the answer with an example. If it's still not working, can you paste your code?
May
29
comment Any recommendations on a good Objected-Oriented book
Why the downvote? Have you even read it?
May
21
comment How can I change sloppy company culture?
+1 for a sober and practical strategy.
May
3
comment Distributed SVN?
@gnat I don't see any discussion there. It's what you have posted as a question, explaining the rationale. My concern is about the commenting "spree" you are on, some of which are valid, some not.
May
1
comment Where Can I List My Opensource Project?
@gnat - read it again and you'll find there's more than just a link in the answer. Also, the OP seems to have got it.
Aug
23
comment Data Mining Books
Looks like the entire blog has been removed. Here it is on the Wayback Machine - web.archive.org/web/20100118082135/http://…
Jun
4
comment How popular is ITIL in the rest of the world?
Perhaps a better fit for serverfault.
May
23
comment Are external configuration files considered an antipattern?
@GaryRowe My experience has been otherwise. We have separate config files for different environments, which are picked up automatically by the build/deployment process. I might be wrong, but I think what you might be missing is automation.
May
9
comment How to create a “cult of quality”
@WesleyWerner : Good point. But I think that a 'cult of quality' should also embrace taking care of technical debt, which will (eventually) solve the boss problem you mention.
May
8
comment Can a non-programmer successfully run a software company?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen : Sure. But looks like you have already deleted them and left some good comments on my answers elsewhere.
May
8
comment Can a non-programmer successfully run a software company?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen : I have since switched to Linux :) , but there are many well behaved Windows applications too. I suspect Apple hasn't written any.
Apr
9
comment What is the value of the Cloudera Hadoop Certification for people new to the IT industry?
SoboLAN & jfrankcarr : I agree this might be advantageous in the short term. But it has no value for his long term career.
Apr
9
comment What is the value of the Cloudera Hadoop Certification for people new to the IT industry?
Downvoter, care to explain?
Mar
22
comment Why was Tanenbaum wrong in the Tanenbaum-Torvalds debates?
@DanielB - I concur. Ubuntu is the poster child of the user-friendly Linux movement, but there seems to a frenzy of pushing new versions in recent times (Unity/Ubuntu, and for that matter also GNOME3/Fedora) which has often resulted in bad user interfaces and things breaking with a simple update.
Mar
22
comment Unix tools in business use: are they helpful?
In the current business world, No.