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bio website tommorris.org
location London, United Kingdom
age 29
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
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Code in Scala, Ruby, Rails, Python (and Java if necessary). Use Vim, TextMate, IntelliJ, Eclipse and NetBeans (in that order). Very interested in geodata and RDF.

Have helped organise BarCampLondon and a few hack days. Use OS X and Debian/Ubuntu (anything with apt), stay well clear of Windows.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/tommorris


Dec
21
awarded  Critic
Jul
21
suggested suggested edit on Job hopping, is it a problem?
Sep
9
awarded  Yearling
Apr
25
revised Why do programmers still use mailing lists?
spelling/grammer copy-edit
Apr
25
suggested suggested edit on Why do programmers still use mailing lists?
Apr
25
comment '<' versus '!=' as condition in a 'for' loop?
Of course, this seems like a perfect argument for for-each loops and a more functional programming style in general. But, why would you want to do that when mutable variables are so much more fun?!
Apr
25
answered '<' versus '!=' as condition in a 'for' loop?
Dec
28
awarded  Student
Dec
26
asked Learning frameworks without learning languages
Dec
23
comment How important is the ability to touch-type?
Translation for non-Windows people: textExpander for Mac, autokey or kbd-mangler on Linux. That said, I find that being a fast touch-typist is a more portable skill than any software aide. ;-)
Sep
22
comment What syntax element do you hate most in a programming language you use frequently?
The portion in the parentheses. I'm English. We refer to those as brackets, damnit, because in that situation they aren't serving a parenthetical role.
Sep
9
awarded  Commentator
Sep
9
answered What techniques are used in solving code golf problems?
Sep
8
answered Staying alert and awake while coding
Sep
8
answered What syntax element do you hate most in a programming language you use frequently?
Sep
8
comment Worst coding standard you've ever had to follow?
Sorry, but what happens when you refactor the database or when you decide that the length of the VARCHAR needs to be different. Suddenly, you've got to go through all your code and change... oh god. That looks horrific.
Sep
8
comment Worst coding standard you've ever had to follow?
I think this may be justified for the first week or so of the very first intro to programming course someone may do. After that, yes, it is bonkers.
Sep
8
answered Should I strictly follow every single HTML and CSS Standard?
Sep
8
awarded  Supporter
Sep
8
awarded  Editor