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bio website pdghelicopters.com
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After scraping through an engineering degree I spent a lot of my time working for accountants.

I'm currently working for a Helicopter Charter Company where mobile web solutions are really useful.

Most of my current expertise is with Delphi 7 / MySQL / Java / Tomcat with bits of PHP and all kinds of odds and sods.


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comment Where should my team start with becoming “modern”?
@WannabeCoder If you have or gain experience of the various technologies / methodologies external to work you can also note on your CV that you have that experience.
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comment Where should my team start with becoming “modern”?
@l0b0 Fair enough. I guess I was using "technology" in the broadest sense.
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May
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comment Does syntax really matter in a programming language?
Which is more readable, Greek or Chinese?
May
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comment Where should my team start with becoming “modern”?
Pretty much. Partly from a pragmatic point of having to start somewhere and partly from a reputational point that if you can fix a problem for the team, they may be more willing to listen to other suggestions. Also bear in mind that this company was making money before you arrived with its existing methods, so what you put in place has to increase the money making ability of the company.
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May
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comment What factors should influence how I determine when to abandon a small project with a friend?
How is the code licensed? Can you fork it and continue on with somebody else?
May
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comment How to optimize the application with huge number of database requests per minute
I agree usage time is a really bad idea. As an alternatively you could limit them to logging in say 10 or twenty times.
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comment Is it actually possible (practically) to sell Open Source software?
Make your software insanely configurable (think SAP) and charge for configuration.
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comment As a lone developer, how can I be sure I am learning and doing decent work?
Possibly related: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/134541/…
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comment Why is it a bad practice to use underscores in names in Java?
Camel case is in the java standard. It doesn't explicitly exclude using underscores, but strongly suggests otherwise. oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/documentation/…
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comment Forking EPL library. Can I change license?
" I want to fork it to change some errors and add some functionality. Is it possible to license my changes by Apache 2 license? ". So buldo can license his code under anything he likes. However the total of the forked code (including his changes) can only be licensed under the EPL. He cannot release the entire fork under the Apache license.
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comment Forking EPL library. Can I change license?
The statement in the license looks pretty clear to me "a) it [the source code] must be made available under this Agreement;". Of course the changes could be made available independently under any license.
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comment Forking EPL library. Can I change license?
The second ‘Is it possible to license my changes by Apache 2 license?’ Is sort of covered by the first. "When the Program is made available in source code form: a) it must be made available under this Agreement; [the EPL] ".