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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.


Jul
9
comment Designing database related methods, which is better to return: true/false or row affected?
In your "A.2". If zero rows are affected, why is that a failure if zero rows need to be affected? In other words if there is not a database error, why is it failure?
Jun
18
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
answered Why do so many hashed and encrypted strings end in an equals sign?
Jun
17
comment Open source license limitations and compatiblity
This is a pretty complex question. The BSD license allows you to take to code proprietary, the LGPL only allows the LGPL. But it depends on whether you are changing any of the components or just distributing them. So you need to be much more specific and particularly if you have money involved in this project have some time with a Lawyer. I know that doesn't sound helpful, but realistically nobody here can give a definitive answer.
Apr
21
revised Delphi 7 using RAM for database
added 438 characters in body
Apr
21
answered Delphi 7 using RAM for database
Nov
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
28
comment Openning an Excel File (Like it opens in MS office when double clicked) but using java
If this answer solved your problem, please mark it as correct.
Jul
26
revised Openning an Excel File (Like it opens in MS office when double clicked) but using java
edited body
Jul
26
answered Openning an Excel File (Like it opens in MS office when double clicked) but using java
Jul
24
comment Is it best to use “get” as a prefix for getters?
If you want to access any of those classes from a jsp, you pretty much have to.
Jul
17
comment Which is Preferable: FirstName LastName or Forename Surname etc
Ha, you beat me to it.
Jul
8
awarded  Informed
Jul
3
comment If my team has low skill, should I lower the skill of my code?
+1 for "educate them".
Jun
3
comment Copyright in a database schema using a licenced windows application
You really need to ask a lawyer. The answer could have many localised variations. It could be argued that a database schema is an API and not copyrightable. On the other hand if you have signed a contract saying you will not directly connect to the database, copyright may not come into it.
Feb
26
awarded  Constituent
Feb
19
awarded  Caucus
Jan
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
16
answered I hate one of our coding standards and it drives me insane, how to process it?