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I'm a programmer living and working in Glasgow, Scotland.

Day-to-day, I work with Java, SQL, some JEE technologies, like JPA, and Javascript.

I'm passionate about performance, and really interested in highly-scalable web applications. I enjoy working with legacy code (Crazy, I know!) because of its trove of interesting challenges.


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answered When does SOAP make more sense than REST?
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comment Is it fine to use logs in the Helper Methods?
I'd add that it's good to be judicious with logging. In addition to setting the correct logging level, it's important to think about why you're doing the logging, and whether you'll glean (or regret missing) some crucial piece of information at runtime.
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comment Where to find common database abbreviations in Spanish
+1 also for the año/ano distinction. You only make this mistake with a Spanish speaker once.
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accepted Why the recent shift to removing/omitting semicolons from Javascript?
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comment Why the recent shift to removing/omitting semicolons from Javascript?
But interesting nevertheless.
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revised Why the recent shift to removing/omitting semicolons from Javascript?
Edit to point to another source for recommended practice
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comment Why the recent shift to removing/omitting semicolons from Javascript?
Good one. I've been burned by a semicolon-less line or two in an otherwise properly semicoloned file.
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