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bio website bonsaimind.org
location Vienna, Austria
age 27
visits member for 4 years
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.


Jan
30
comment What makes a language Turing-complete?
@amalantony: Just as a footnote‌​.
Jan
13
comment How to correctly chain overloaded functions?
Ahrm, assume an arbitrary number of methods/parameters.
Nov
23
comment Why do programmers write closed source applications and then make them free?
@phresnel: Yes, the original one. The modified one originates from somewhere on SO, most likely on a deleted question. I'm unable to find it, I mean, it's quoted multiple times through out the web, sometimes even mentioning Stack Overflow, but no attribution or link...makes me sad somehow.
Nov
22
comment Typically how many programmers on svn?
How many programmers work on the same SVN server solely depends on the project size. But I'd say if you don't have 100+ people working on the same repository, you shouldn't even start thinking about it. To answer your second question, no. And your third question, SVN or some other Revision Control System should always be part of any software development. Also, this question should be closed as "Not a real question".
Apr
7
comment How can I prevent a client from seeing my code written in an interpreted language?
@James Eggers: The question about what license to use belongs on programmers.
Apr
6
comment How can I prevent a client from seeing my code written in an interpreted language?
nightcracker is right in my opinion. Proper licensing and contracts should prevent all this, not technical measures. Especially because you can always decompile/de-obfuscate something and root is allowed to do everything.
Apr
6
comment How can I prevent a client from seeing my code written in an interpreted language?
My first thought was to downvote this as not an answer, but heck, you're right. Licensing and signing contracts is the way to go here.
Mar
31
comment Java vs. C# - Productivity perspective
If your code can throw an exception you must account for every single exception possible. I don't see the downside of this, at least this raises awareness of problems...though, might just be me.
Mar
28
comment What is the preferred way to protect ownership of one's code (e.g. copyright, licenses, etc)
Yes, but what license did you put the code under (and before you ask SourceForge and OpenSource are no licenses)?
Mar
24
comment What is the preferred way to protect ownership of one's code (e.g. copyright, licenses, etc)
The real question is, what license is your code under?
Mar
22
comment Is “funny commenting” a bad practice or not?
@Pierre 303: Wow...those are true words of wisdom. I'm...I'm stunned (in a positive way).
Mar
22
comment Is “funny commenting” a bad practice or not?
@Sri Kumar: Unfortunately, not always. :(
Feb
16
comment Is there a supported way to run .NET 4.0 applications natively on a Mac?
@Dan: Exactly, Microsoft does not want to be compatible with the world, otherwise the world could use something different. ;)
Feb
16
comment Is there a supported way to run .NET 4.0 applications natively on a Mac?
You spend hundreds of millions of dollars and several years porting .NET to the Mac. Excuse me? That number sounds a little high...I'm pretty sure the Mono-Framework (with support for many more OSs) didn't cost that much.
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.
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
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.