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Will only answer questions with incorrect, suboptimal, or missing answers. All my posts are necromancers, with 25% of them badged as such.


Quora link.


Jan
7
comment What “version naming convention” do you use?
@jkerian, I can understand how this work for a website, but how is this going to work for OSes?
Jan
7
comment How do you version your files (Version Numbers)
Sounds complicated........
Jan
7
comment Is there any research out there on geographic differences in work environments (e.g., respect) for programmers?
@Ethel, Hmm, if you are looking for "thoughtful writings" (instead of real hard research), then quora would be a good resource: google.com/…
Jan
6
comment What is Java used for these days?
@vaxquis, Hmm, there's no name for it? "We wrote Android apps in Java-like." sounds odd isn't it?
Jan
6
comment Is Cygwin or Windows Command Prompt preferable for getting a consistent terminal experience for development?
So if you could choose only one, you'd prefer Gnuwin32 over Cygwin?
Jan
3
comment Is Cygwin or Windows Command Prompt preferable for getting a consistent terminal experience for development?
You stated that Cygwin has odd quirks, but you also stated Cygwin more closely follows *nix than Gnuwin32. Aren't these two statements contradictory?
Jan
3
comment What is Java used for these days?
@vaxquis, If not Java, So what would you call the language we use to develop Android apps?
Dec
23
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
7
comment How much business logic should the database implement?
@RobertHarvey, But the part of the application logic that is in .NET is still locked in to .NET. Same goes for PHP and Java.
Nov
27
comment What does the Apache licensing mean by “Permitted: Commercial Use”
Well at least GPL allows us to obfuscate edits to make it harder for people to reverse engineer and get the "code".
Nov
27
comment What does the Apache licensing mean by “Permitted: Commercial Use”
Would it be against the law to take the GPL-licensed library and simply sell it unedited? Or perhaps with just a few minimal touch-up changes?
Nov
25
comment What does the Apache licensing mean by “Permitted: Commercial Use”
So do you mean that projects using a GPL-licensed library, cannot be used for commercial purposes and the entire code must be made open?
Nov
25
comment What are the real life implications for an Apache 2 license?
Ok... but doesn't answer the question. At times the decision is not ours.
Nov
25
awarded  Good Question
Nov
20
comment Why was Java chosen for Android?
@Jeffrey, Why do you say that Android supports JavaScript?
Nov
2
comment Create my own database system
@Yannis, Btw which of the books you recommend are the ones that you have read?
Nov
2
comment Why use a database instead of just saving your data to disk?
+1, need more upvotes
Nov
2
comment Why use a database instead of just saving your data to disk?
+1, need more upvotes.
Oct
16
comment Why does Facebook convert PHP code to C++?
+1, need more upvotes.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer