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I'm a professional 'full-stack' developer, especially interested in web applications, Java development and Linux based operating systems.

I contribute towards a small number of Open Source projects, balancing out my karma. :D


Sep
29
comment Why do most programming languages have special keyword or syntax for declaring functions?
The criticism seems valid to me. For Java, the OP seems to think [input, output, name, input] is a simpler / clearer function def than simply [output, name, input]? As @m3th0dman states, with longer signatures, the OP's 'cleaner' approach becomes very long-winded.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
7
awarded  Teacher
Sep
6
comment Are certifications worth it?
@jwenting Really? So any guy who's sent, by his employer (yes, some still invest in training), would be immediately discounted by that company? Whilst a certificate is no guarantee of good quality, it's certainly no guarantee of poor quality candidates...
Sep
6
answered Are certifications worth it?
Sep
6
comment Are certifications worth it?
+1 for saying certificates tell you how much a person remembers, not how well they think. I often write software in several languages and often need a reference for subtle differences in syntax and the API libraries - it doesn't affect the quality of the software I produce though.
Sep
1
comment how could I interview for a C# position if I master Java
Well, questions on design patterns and OOP are universal - as is problem solving and approach to testing etc etc. Find a guy that can do all that well and language syntax is rarely a big problem.
May
23
awarded  Supporter
Jan
19
answered Can a freelancer use agile development?