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Currently working on my PhD at the Sauer Lab for Biophysics in Würzburg, mostly working on and maintaining the open source program rapidSTORM for super-resolution microscopy.


Jul
16
comment Writing cross-platforms Types, Interfaces and Classes/Methods in C++
-1: While the "experience is needed for good framework design" point is true, the proposed language abstraction is a road straight into maintenance hell. At the end of the day, you'll have an underspecified meta language which is processed into intermediate languages not understood by all developers. If you develop cross-platform, use a language supported on all platforms. If there is none, you will have to develop one, one way or the other. That will be costly, so better reconsider the whole project.
Jul
14
answered Use verbs with functions, nouns with classes - what about interfaces?
Jul
13
awarded  Great Answer
Jul
11
comment Is it worth making a commit solely to resolve non-critical typos?
@Xion: I've seen this feature built by the user on top of svn properties. I've never seen a VCS system natively support it; however, it never hurts to check or to remember that most VCS's are easily extendend with meta mechanisms.
Jul
10
awarded  Guru
Jul
10
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
10
answered Is it worth making a commit solely to resolve non-critical typos?
Jun
28
revised When would I use pseudocode instead of flowchart?
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Jun
28
answered When would I use pseudocode instead of flowchart?
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
May
10
answered Open source code with no license… can I fork it?
Apr
20
answered Layers - Logical seperation vs physical
Apr
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
19
answered does one method overload an other, or are both methods “overloaded”
Apr
18
comment Real-world examples of apps written with TDD and good test coverage?
@Ryathal: The cost of failure dictates the testing effort, not the length of the tested code. Given wide enough usage in sufficiently mission-critical approaches, the testing might have been worth it. I'm not really sure, though, if SQLite didn't overdo it.
Apr
12
answered Why do different languages use different Code Line Delimiters?
Mar
13
answered Becoming a Better Bug-Fixer
Feb
20
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Answer