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bio website slashdevslashrandom.wordpress…
location Lausanne, Switzerland
age 35
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Sep 12 at 22:15

Computer engineer, working mainly on J2EE stuff during the day, coding on whatever seems interesting at night.

Outside of programming, active in different associations (TrocK, AFS, ...).


Dec
23
comment What is meant by XML/XSLT/XPath and asynchoronous programming?
I especially like the "Short answer" !
Dec
17
comment Version control for independent developers?
@barjak : to me, that still not distributed. There isnt multiple responsabilities.
Dec
17
comment Version control for independent developers?
In Distributed Version Control, there is the word "Distributed" ! As a developper working alone, you wont use the distributed features of a DVCS. You should always stick to the simplest tool that does the job, not to the most feature full.
Nov
6
comment How do you use blank lines in your code?
How long have you been working for IBM ?
Nov
5
comment What is Java used for these days?
I'm sure that it isnt universal, but around here (Switzerland) there is a very strong reluctance to move to .Net. And I should add that the reason to prefer java over .Net is more a tradition, not really based on the technical reality ...
Oct
22
comment Are code reviews necessary for junior developers?
Yep, code review is as much quality control as it is knowledge sharing. Everybody can learn from a good code review. The reviwer and the reviewee.
Oct
5
comment Are there any unions for software developers?
Saying that unions are damaging productivity and harming the workers is a personnal opinion. I would argue quite the opposite ...
Sep
30
comment What hat should a programmer not wear?
I dont think you should do everything your employer asks. You should have a say as well ...
Jan
20
comment What are the things Java got right?
Since when is the JCP "fast" ?