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location Florida, USA
age 36
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Jul 9 at 18:02

I've been developing software through my entire adult life!

I also like Recursion!

My new Gravatar: a Lego figure my son assembled that looks just like me!

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Apr
28
awarded  Yearling
Apr
5
comment How do you maintain focus when a particular aspect of programming takes 10+ seconds to complete?
Personally, checking email is a terrible idea. You see, it can become such a time sucker that your 30 seconds can easily become 30 minutes.
Mar
9
comment Is a Front-End Web Developer a “Programmer”?
+1 "most of them spend their time working out how to get data from point A to point B without catching fire in the middle"
Oct
26
awarded  Student
Oct
12
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
26
comment Why is PHP so frequently used on web servers?
I had a colleague the would scream "but MySQL is hardly a RDBMS!". I find that amusing. Popularity is a funny thing. We - software developers - must not be slaves of trend, we have to keep on learning to keep on working. Anyone who defends a tech too much is less likely to let go. And that's always professionally dangerous. This topic is over for me. :)
Sep
26
awarded  Commentator
Sep
26
comment Why is PHP so frequently used on web servers?
Timing is not the only, but it's the major factor. Perl is not a serious alternative in terms of popularity. How could it? It's too hard! Seriously, do you think PHP would be as popular if the alternatives were available?
Sep
26
revised Why is PHP so frequently used on web servers?
improved answer
Sep
26
comment Why is PHP so frequently used on web servers?
@Jonas, you are mostly reinforcing my point: 1) it was the only decent web language, so right place, right time. 3) LAMP, that's what my post is about. Also, take it easy, I'm not saying PHP is bad I'm just saying why it got popular: it filled a void, that's it.
Sep
26
comment Why is PHP so frequently used on web servers?
Most points here are also true for classic ASP. Oh, and also plain JSP.
Sep
26
revised Why is PHP so frequently used on web servers?
improved answer
Sep
26
revised Why is PHP so frequently used on web servers?
improved answer
Sep
26
answered Why is PHP so frequently used on web servers?
Sep
14
comment Is programming a profession not for a person with speech impairment?
+1 for sharing an actual fact
Aug
4
comment Why does the assignment operator assign to the left-hand side?
Is your friend's name... Yoda?
Jul
14
comment How would one go about building pluggable software?
+1 It does not directly answer the question, but these are important issues to have in mind
Jul
13
comment What is the (craziest, stupidest, silliest) thing a client/boss asked you to do?
@CraigTP I think it's the 'X'. It's dramatic and appealing.
Jun
21
revised Future-proofing myself when learning to program
multiple typos fixed
Jun
21
suggested approved edit on Future-proofing myself when learning to program