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About me: I am a Germany-based Austrian / American freelance developer with 15 years of experience. I am 41 years old, married to a lovely German wife and father of three kids. I hold a 5h degree black belt in Taekwondo (Kukkiwon) and currently practice Shaolin Kungfu.

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Topics: Java, Spring, Wicket, Maven, Groovy, Guava, AspectJ

Humor: Programming Language Matrix (hilarious)


Sep
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awarded  Yearling
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20
awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
22
comment What is the benefit of not using Hungarian notation?
what is the benefit of not using Hungarian notation "Not being hated by your co-workers" comes to mind ...
Jul
1
comment How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
@Gratzky no, but it was a horrible technology even then. Far inferior to the two main alternatives: PHP and JSP
May
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awarded  Critic
Apr
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awarded  Good Answer
Mar
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comment Is it necessary for Java programmers to learn some C/System programming?
It's good to know the concepts, but on the other hand C programmers usually write awful Java code and vice-versa, so be careful what you do in foreign territory. Oh, and check out the Programming Language Matrix
Mar
22
comment Who is Responsible for Setting Up An Automated Builds System?
@jmort sooner or later it's getting to the point where nobody can effort the cost of not having such a dedicated position
Mar
21
comment Who is Responsible for Setting Up An Automated Builds System?
+1 for 3) every software team should have a dedicated build manager these days
Mar
9
comment And if I ask the job interviewer for reasons to join the company?
+1 for quoting George Carlin :-)
Feb
24
comment Evaluating a Programmer for Startup
I'm sensing a cloud of doom hovering over this
Feb
24
answered What programming languages should every computer science student be taught?
Jan
28
comment What popular “best practices” are not always best, and why?
@TokenMacGuy the crucial aspect is the implied by the spec part. That's where opinions differ a lot.
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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awarded  Scholar
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awarded  Student
Dec
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
25
comment Why I'm not selected in an interview?
has anybody actually looked at the CV's HTML code? It's exported from MS Word. Not what I would expect from a Senior PHP developer...
Nov
25
answered What would you change about Java if you have a chance?