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bio website dandyer.co.uk
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Software developer. Mostly Java, Objective-C and Python with occasional Haskell.

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Some stuff I've made/written/done:


Sep
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
13
revised Does keeping a journal help in your job?
Fixed typo in title
Sep
13
comment Will Java still be relevant in 5 years?
@Lorenzo Over the last decade Java has been about as mainstream as it gets and probably the most widely used programming language in industry and education. I agree with Fishtoaster that it is in decline now, largely due to a lack of direction and progress on Java 7 and the rejection by programmers of heavyweight JavaEE solutions in favour of lighter alternatives in other languages.
Sep
12
comment Out of all the projects out there, what is a good example to learn from?
What do you want to learn?
Sep
12
awarded  Commentator
Sep
12
comment Do people in non-English-speaking countries code in English?
I use British spellings everywhere, for no better reason than because I can.
Sep
12
answered How important are daily builds?
Sep
12
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
11
awarded  Mortarboard
Sep
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
11
comment Why do people still say Java is slow?
The server VM is slower to start-up but it does not natively compile the whole program before starting. It couldn't, classes are loaded lazily and potentially via reflection, so there is no way to know in advance what bytecode would need to be natively compiled.
Sep
10
comment Should curly braces appear on their own line?
I find the "== true" more distracting than the choice of brace placement.
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
8
awarded  Beta
Sep
4
answered What's your favorite interview question?
Sep
4
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
If phrased as "What's your biggest weakness?", the correct answer is "Kryptonite".
Sep
4
answered Computer Science: Arts or Science?
Sep
3
answered Staying alert and awake while coding
Sep
3
awarded  Critic