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bio website careers.stackoverflow.com/…
location Finland
age 35
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Jan 27 at 20:20

I've been programming (professionally) for 6-7 years, most of that time creating pretty "enterprisey" solutions at a Finnish software product company. Right now, though, I am taking a wee break from regular employment to travel and stuff.

I mostly know and use Java (EE) and standard web technologies - plus heaps of tools and libraries from the open-source ecosystem surrounding Java. My favourite environment for Java development is IntelliJ IDEA on Linux (Ubuntu).

I'm learning more Python too, trying to make it stick in my head so I can use it effectively. Like many (it seems), I also harbour a small desire to try out iPhone development, but I'm a bit reserved about the need to learn Objective-C :-)


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answered Simple issue tracker for 1-2 developers
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answered Do you spend your working hours on learning?
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comment What would you say to a bunch of software engineering students on their first day at college?
@Frustrated: Ability to code doesn't, in fact, reduce your chances of getting laid. Coding alone all the time probably does. Just remember to go out (drinking) too every once in a while. :)
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comment I don't program in my spare time. Does that make me a bad developer?
+1. Yes, it really depends on the work environment. In a place with smart (preferably smarter than oneself) people who, as a team, care about what they do and constantly strive to improve everything (the end product, underlying code, tools, workplace conditions, etc.) you have a good chance of becoming a great developer, even if you prefer spending your free time somewhere else than in front of a computer.
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comment What are the most popular IDEs per language?
Walter's right: Eclipse is probably the most popular. IntelliJ IDEA is the best one though. :-)
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revised What's your favourite quote about programming?
formattting
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revised What's your favourite quote about programming?
add useful rules
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comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
It's unknown who originally put forth this piece of wisdom; I took it from here.
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answered What's your favourite quote about programming?
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comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
Props to the guy who posted this on SO
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answered What's your favourite quote about programming?
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revised What's your favourite quote about programming?
formatting
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answered What's your favourite quote about programming?
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