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I'm a B2B Messaging developer. This involves Java, C,network protocols, databases and (for my sins) WebMethods.

Dec
17
comment Do we still have a case against the goto statement?
@sklivvz I agree with you on that.
Dec
17
comment Do we still have a case against the goto statement?
@sklivvz "expressive" means "someone reading the code can see the intent easily". Yes it's subjective, but it's more meaningful than you suggest.
Sep
22
comment How do you learn Regular Expressions?
This should be the definitive answer.
Aug
4
comment Why do people use programming books?
I'm not sure when that time was. I took a look at my old CS books recently. The standard has improved vastly. For example, I used 'Functional Programming With Miranda' years ago. I used 'Real World Haskell' recently. The older book is mystifying today, despite basically using the same concepts and paradigms as Haskell.
Dec
19
comment Perks for new programmers
downvote: good development needs teamwork. Private offices counter teamwork. Hell, even tall cube partitions counter teamwork.
Dec
19
comment Perks for new programmers
Free Coke might seem like a good perk - but it's not doing your staff any favours in the health department. Healthy brains are more productive brains!
Oct
13
comment Making money with Open Source as a developer?
No need to dual license. There is nothing to stop you selling GPL code. The only issue is, you can't prevent the buyer from selling it themselves, or giving it away. Better to sell the service of writing the code, than the goods that are the code.