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bio website dutchgarrison.nl
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I work as a software developer at an IT company in the Netherlands.


Dec
23
comment Should I include `assembly` as programming language in the CV?
Excellent answer!
Dec
21
comment Where to find Developers to work for a Start-Up with the pay being shares
That's nice, but you are forgetting a few things: Microsoft offered you a paycheck back then as well, and open source projects don't get payed from the get go, so there won't be any expectations. My opinion is that stock should be a bonus, and never be the sole payments of your efforts.
Dec
21
comment Where to find Developers to work for a Start-Up with the pay being shares
Ah ok.. well if you read your post in a serious voice, it sounds very convincing :)
Dec
21
comment How do you go about understanding others' code?
Thanks for the book tip, but you did not state Folwers refactoring methods anywhere in your post, so I assumed you meant refactoring to your own set of standards. Which might be another set of standards by your co-workers, resulting in the neverending stories and holy wars. Therefor refactoring is not always the answer.
Dec
21
comment How do you go about understanding others' code?
@bold: no, of course there is no way, but to refactor all the code you come across seems a bit overkill to me.. Just learn to adjust to other peoples code style, instead of refactoring (and perhaps breaking) working code.
Dec
21
comment Help me learn to program with humility?
Excellent answer
Dec
21
comment How do you go about understanding others' code?
And when people need to view your code, they refactor it again? Neverending story (hum: hihihihihihihi)..
Dec
21
comment Where to find Developers to work for a Start-Up with the pay being shares
Are you serious? Once money is involved, its no longer a hobby, and things will turn out very ugly very soon. A hobbist cannot be bothered for bugs, support and such things, since his McDonalds manager will not allow him to call with customers when flipping burgers..
Dec
20
comment Boss solution vs Developer solution
How about not sending the newsletter twice?
Dec
17
comment How forgiving do you need to be on new employees?
Interesting point you raise. Never thought about it from the other side. But it still feels that you are not doing something wrong, when the only thing is that styles don't exactly match..
Dec
15
comment “Comments are a code smell”
[joke]Whoaaa i++ increments by 1?!? Never knew that.. Thank god for that comment!![/joke]
Dec
6
comment How important is XML for a developer?
Don't know.. have not found one yet ;) But I will know it when I see it :)
Dec
3
comment How to get money from reluctant client?
Hehe and put in something like: "Since you are not paying me, why should people pay you for "service X" provided on your site?"
Nov
23
comment What mistakes do your users make, and how can you update your application to handle them?
Not really John.. If the outlook programmers had thought this through they would not have placed that CheckBox over there or gave it a more meaningful label. Your dad is not an idiot: this feature was not thought over or been through usuability tests. Software is not here to make us feel stupid! :)