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bio website bonsaimind.org
location Vienna, Austria
age 27
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen Oct 11 at 9:48

I'm a guy from Austria who just enjoys coding and finding solutions to problems. At the moment I'm primary coding in VB.NET/C# and Python, but in my spare time I try to keep my skills up with Vala, QT, Java, PHP and JQuery.


It's not like I mind being downvoted...but heck, I wanna know WHY!
You know, coding is a little bit like jumping from a rooftop while you think you can fly...it seems like a good idea at that time.


Feb
8
comment Why are most browsers developed in C++
@Ryan Hayes, @Victor T., AFAIK, Visual Studio still has it's core written in C++. But SharpDevelop and MonoDevelop are completely written in C#.
Feb
7
comment Why do programmers write closed source applications and then make them free?
+1 for the first sentences. I also consider source code as information, and I want to live in a world in which information/technology is freely shared.
Feb
7
comment Why do programmers write closed source applications and then make them free?
We stand on the shoulders of giants. Reminds of a great quote I read on SO once, but I can't find it anymore. It pretty much describes free software (and the concept) for me: You can stand on the shoulders of a giant, or on a big enough pile of dwarfs...works either way.
Feb
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
5
comment “Software features that can't be demonstrated by automated tests simply don't exist”— Is it too extreme a statement?
I already want to hit myself with something if I read my code from 2 years ago...
Dec
29
answered Why does Microsoft have such a bad reputation with the people involved in open source?
Dec
28
comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
Children, please don't forget that violence is no solution...it's an instrument to accomplish a solution.
Dec
23
comment Is using a lot of free third party libraries a good thing?
@Lenny222: That's what I tried to say with my last sentence. But at least you have the possibility.
Dec
23
comment Is using a lot of free third party libraries a good thing?
@Lenny222: That's only partial true, in theory if you're using FOSS libraries, you can fix bugs yourself and customize the libraries further. Of course, this will take time and work.
Dec
21
comment How do you judge if you're paid enough?
I never get paid enough.
Dec
20
comment Is using ELSE bad programming?
I think that this only works in weakly-typed languages, strongly-typed languages would always return a bool no matter what happened within the function. Or am I mistaken?
Dec
20
comment Is using ELSE bad programming?
@Chris: I think the OP uses a weakly-typed language. Therefore passwordCheck could be anything, f.e. null, which would render passwordCheck == false to false and would the user allow to login because of an internal error.
Dec
20
comment Is using ELSE bad programming?
I know that passwordCheck is likely to be a boolean... What do you mean? In any strong-typed language. passwordCheck will be whatever you want it to be.
Dec
9
comment Is SourceSafe really safe?
Possible Duplicate: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/19085/…
Nov
15
comment What are some of the more useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Visual Studio?
@Rachel: But it is about software tools commonly used by programmers (quote from the FAQ), so it's On-Topic on SO (at least as I see it, and it's not closed, so that's a good sign ;) ). @azheglov: I'd say something very philosophical about that not the reputation counts...but heck, who does not want more reputation?! ;)
Nov
15
comment What are some of the more useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Visual Studio?
Possible Duplicate of a SO question: stackoverflow.com/questions/98606/… .
Nov
15
comment Have you ever been really badly burned by VSS?
As a sidenote, Jeff wrote a while ago (2006 actually) an article about VSS over at codinghorror.
Nov
15
comment Worst coding standard you've ever had to follow?
@JBRWilkinson: I'm not afraid of using GOTO...I'm afraid of the raptors!
Nov
15
comment Stuff every programmer needs while working
@JFW: If you leave the (awesome) performance aside, then you still have no moving parts in a SSD (less error-prone) and a lower overall temperature.
Nov
12
awarded  Teacher