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bio website code.skyrocket.be
location Peer, Belgium
age 32
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Jan 30 at 15:04

Webdeveloper specializing in the LAMP Stack. Experience in building and long-term maintenance of Content management systems and frameworks. Front-end developer with experience in usability and accessibility, ExtJS, jQuery and the classics like a buckload of HTML specs, the whole CSS mumbojumbo and vanilla javascript.

Wanne be enterpreneur ... i know it's going to be happening someday! I'll have to make the call sooner or later.


May
10
comment How should I go about re-releasing a GPL-licensed project?
The original library is still semi active, the developers aren't actively extending it ... actually the last updates to the projects are updates I made :) ... since then all changes and updates have happened locally at our company without recontributing back to the original repo. To be honest, I don't think they'll accept the changes i've made in their repo since functionality and API have diverged soo much it might as well be useless to them ... but not to others creating new implementations.
May
10
comment How should I go about re-releasing a GPL-licensed project?
@GlenH7 They released it under an unmodified GPLv3 license. Does that mean anything specifically in this case?
Jan
6
comment How to prove an application is built on a bad codebase?
@JasonLewis, thanks for backing me up, you pretty much describe my current situation and have given some really helpful advice! thanks!
Jan
6
comment How to prove an application is built on a bad codebase?
@qes You certainly have a valid point but that doesn't change the fact that i'm faced with the situation, know where it's going because i've been there and know what to do about it in the long term. It's only that i need to make my point to management and prove to them that my approach is the right approach. You don't need to be senior to see that this has gone the wrong way some time ago. Thanks for the input though :)
Jan
6
comment How to prove an application is built on a bad codebase?
yes, i've thought about calculating the average cyclomatic complexity and using that as argument but i'm certain that this won't prove a thing to management. But it's worth a try, thnx
Jan
6
comment How to prove an application is built on a bad codebase?
There are no docs and the code is pretty much untestable unless we are going to refactor the hell out of it. I'm fairly confident i'm being backed up by multiple colleagues tho so getting another developer in the discussion might help.
Mar
21
comment How can we integrate use of a foreign language into an internship?
Yea well that just a difference in opinion then. I thought this site was about all things not technical about programming so asking how I can integrate foreign language into a programming internship was, at least to me, a valid question. If it isn't feel free to close or move it, no hard feelings.
Mar
21
comment How can we integrate use of a foreign language into an internship?
We already work on AZERTY in Belgium ... even the dutch speaking :)
Mar
21
comment How can we integrate use of a foreign language into an internship?
@Walter: "All of them are working on developing their own web application" isn't descriptive enough for you to figure that it's about programming? ... on "programmers.stackexchange.com" ??
Mar
21
comment How can we integrate use of a foreign language into an internship?
@Walter: since their internship is programming related and they should practice speaking and writing french during their internship i am looking for ways to integrate the two.
Mar
21
comment How can we integrate use of a foreign language into an internship?
Well it's really common practice here in Belgium since we have three official languages (dutch, french and german). I can imaging that it isn't in large countries where foreign language isn't such a big deal.
Mar
21
comment How can we integrate use of a foreign language into an internship?
+1 for croissants :) ... and good answers too ... but mainly for the croissants :p
Mar
21
comment How can we integrate use of a foreign language into an internship?
These are all from a technical point of view, the interns got the assignment to actually speak and write french, not optimize their projects for multi-language purposes.
Mar
17
comment What is needed for a self-taught developer to be able to move into senior-level and leadership positions?
Any suggestions for online courses I could take?
Mar
17
comment What is needed for a self-taught developer to be able to move into senior-level and leadership positions?
good point .. but then it might be better to say "my lack of college education". I don't give a damn about the paper you get at the end but do care about some of the education which i'm missing, wether or not you see it at college or not.
Mar
17
comment What is needed for a self-taught developer to be able to move into senior-level and leadership positions?
Do you think learning haskell or erlang will give me a better insight in software engineering and planning? I find that hard to believe that leaning a programming language will learn me how to prepare and lead a software project. But you could be right.
Mar
17
comment What is needed for a self-taught developer to be able to move into senior-level and leadership positions?
I'm not worrying about my lack of a degree, in fact i'm kinda proud i got this far on my own, but it's a fact that in college you "see" stuff that you won't get by that easily on your own. It's that what i'm looking for. and for the record, with metacode i actually meant pseudo code, i edited the question, thanks!