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bio website pdghelicopters.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 51
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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.


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?
Nov
30
comment Why do I always think I know much less than others?
I've been doing this stuff professionaly for over 25 years and I still feel like this. Entire bodies of knowledge have come and gone in that time. There are piles of new stuff headed towards us and I know that 10 years down the road we'll be clearing up the mess we made today.
Nov
30
comment Can I sell forked GPL code?
Sorry, I should have been clearer I meant all GPL code can be sold, it doesn't need to be forked for that purpose. You are correct about changed code.
Nov
30
comment Can I sell forked GPL code?
and the code doesn't need to be forked!
Nov
23
comment How would you react if someone told you your code is a mess?
"I feel so sad and hurt. I really love programming and making them say something like that really hurts me." I think it is important when reviewing somebody elses code to be rigourous about the code, but kind to coder. Kindness costs nothing and is usually repaid many times over. Try not to take it personally, as many otheres have said we can all improve our code.
Nov
16
comment Should I expect my team to have more than a basic proficiency with our source control system?
"Nothing hurts productivity more than a bunch of developers afraid or ignorant of a tool." So presumably a company would be crazy to go live with a tool that the team has not been trained in and doesn't understand.
Nov
14
awarded  Yearling
Nov
8
answered How can I discourage the use of Access?