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I work as a PHP developer at Pentalog where we develop the largest dating site in Europe.

I thrive in challenging environments and am never afraid to get my hands dirty.

My passions include computer programming, psychology and poker.


Jan
28
comment Is it a deal breaker if the HR person asks programming questions during an interview?
Yes but, based on what I know about how companies operate, there's a very high chance that they did what I said in the first bullet point of my question: they just had the HR person memorize some questions+answers without understanding them. Now, don't get me wrong: I'm not saying HR people are incapable of understanding something like this. But it's totally outside their confort zone, so it's not the same thing. Just like I would have a very hard time understanding details about how a Formula 1 engine works...
Jan
28
comment Is it a deal breaker if the HR person asks programming questions during an interview?
@BobDalgleish I think it can be reasonable to consider it a deal breaker because it could be considered incompetence on the part of the company to have the HR person ask such questions.
Jan
28
comment Is it a deal breaker if the HR person asks programming questions during an interview?
@RobbieDee The HR person and me were the only 2 people in the room
Jan
28
comment Is it a deal breaker if the HR person asks programming questions during an interview?
@AakashM Yes, because a face-to-face interview is probably 1 hour. A phone screening is less than 10 minutes
Jan
28
asked Is it a deal breaker if the HR person asks programming questions during an interview?
Jan
27
awarded  Yearling
Jan
27
answered How do you get developers to want to write good code they can be proud of?
Jan
27
comment How do you get developers to want to write good code they can be proud of?
+1 for defending it from a financial perspective. So many developers forget this, so many developers fail in their quest because of it...
Jan
13
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
About nr. 2: I kind of disagree. There's no need for a second machine just for email. Frankly, double-clicking that small icon that represents your email client once every hour is not that big a deal. Also, it's probably faster than switching to another machine. You don't have to check for email every 2 minutes, you know. If you do, alarm bells should definitely fire somewhere because you're losing a lot of productivity that way. But if it's absolutely necessary that you see new emails instantly, a dedicated screen seems a better idea.
Jan
13
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
Reading this I realise it's the first time I actually thought about mailbox size. I never saw one in the email account at my job. I also have thousands of emails (a lot of which have attachments) in that account. So I guess we have no limit. Yeey :)
Jan
13
comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
@MikeDiaz So how did this whole story turn out ? What did you end up doing ? After reading most answers and comments, I'm kind of curious. And I bet I'm not the only one :) .
Jan
12
comment How can I share data across several websites?
+1 for using the concept "a picture is worth 1000 words" :)
Jan
11
comment Do job postings exaggerate their requirements?
So managers that do this should be fired. And CEOs should be fired too for not firing the managers. PS: This was not an ironic comment, I'm actually very serious.
Dec
17
comment If we only know that a video is 720P, 480P or 240P can that unambiguously tell us of the resolution?
While this is true, you will probably see that most of the time the horizontal resolution is fixed while the vertical one can have different values. For example, in the case of 720p: you will see many movies with resolution 1280x720 (most common), 1280x536, 1280x588, 1280x688 etc. In these cases, even though you don't have 720 vertical lines, these resolutions are still considered to be 720p or 720i.
Dec
3
awarded  Pundit
Dec
2
comment How important is it to reduce the number of lines in code?
In college, the very first thing our OOP teached told us is "Write a program as short as possible, but not shorter" :)
Dec
1
comment How to get a job with no experience?
Although long, reading your answer was a delight. I wish more programmers would focus a bit on their communication skills, like you have :)
Nov
25
comment Avoid too complex method - Cyclomatic Complexity
+1 for respecting the reason for the rule, not the rule itself
Nov
22
comment Humor in Documentation
Or maybe you just don't want to work for a boss that would get upset for something like that...
Nov
19
comment Is a university education worth it for a good programmer?
+1 for the xor thing. Very clever :)