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bio website anang.com
location Oxford, United Kingdom
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I'm a geek, a role-player and a biker.

I work for Diamond Light Source, developing open source scientific software for the UK national synchrotron facility. In the past I have worked in the robotics, mechatronics and laser micro-machining industries.


Apr
30
comment Why is 80 characters the 'standard' limit for code width?
@Basic there is an argument that if you can't work within an 80 character line limit then either your identifiers are excessively verbose or you are trying to do too much on one line. Most people are more comfortable with narrower columns of more lines than very long lines, since our eyes and brains have been trained for years through books, newspapers and column width constrained web pages (like this one) which mean that we find it hard to scan and comprehend very long lines.
Apr
17
revised Are there any jobs in the programming field that don't require you to sit at a desk all day?
added 106 characters in body
Apr
12
reviewed Leave Open Why do some of object oriented languages let programmer use primitive types?
Apr
12
revised Bug once in a while, but high priority
Tidied up and added some text from a comment.
Apr
10
revised What is the difference between Quantum annealing and simulated annealing?
Tightened up the English and added some links.
Apr
8
awarded  Yearling
Mar
20
reviewed Close Approaches to checking multiple conditions?
Mar
15
reviewed Leave Closed Why OTServs have an item cloning problem if the server crashes?
Mar
15
comment Preparing to release code as open-source
Thanks @gahooa that's a great addition to my answer.
Mar
15
awarded  Guru
Mar
15
reviewed Reject What are some famous one-liner or two-liner programs and equations?
Mar
15
revised Preparing to release code as open-source
Updated onwhat we did when we moved to github.
Mar
13
reviewed Close Is ABET accreditation important for a bachelors degree in Software Engineering?
Mar
13
reviewed Close Are frameworks necessary In PHP?
Mar
12
reviewed Close Are there any benefits to checking in commented out code into version control?
Mar
12
reviewed Leave Closed What can a technically proficient senior software developer study to keep improving
Mar
12
reviewed Leave Closed I would like to learn to write database-driven web applications. Where should I start?
Mar
7
reviewed Close How do IDE-s provide auto-completion, instant error checking and debugging?
Mar
7
reviewed Close Is PHP suitable for downloading large amounts of data?
Mar
7
reviewed Close Is bash “finished”?