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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.


Oct
25
comment How should a non-IT manager secure the long-term maintenance and development of essential legacy software?
FYI: 20 years in the software world is equivalent to 2 or 3 human generations. It's a very very long time. From a technological point-of-view, BASIC and COBOL are old enough to be put in a museum...
Oct
25
comment How should a non-IT manager secure the long-term maintenance and development of essential legacy software?
It was irresponsible and very risky to let yourself come to this situation. Your system is written in prehistoric languages (think about cars in 1850 and you'll know what I mean). It's very hard to find companies or independent contractors that know these languages. Your entire business rests on a single point of failure... which is about to fail. Act fast or this whole thing will blow in your face.
Oct
18
comment How can I keep track of all the websites I've made like a proper business would?
+1 for version control. I was in the same situation: as a student no one told me a single word about version control. Now that I see its benefits, I can't imagine how the hell I worked without it.
Oct
18
comment Building a database class in PHP
what's wrong with PDO ?
Oct
17
comment How to handle situation of programmer stealing credit for your project
Here's what I don't get: won't the version control logs show who wrote the code ? I obviously assume you use version control, otherwise it's hard to be sympathetic to your situation...
Oct
11
comment Old programmer disappeared. About to hire another programmer. How do I approach this?
The first and MOST IMPORTANT question: do you have a contract ?
Sep
10
comment As a senior project manager, should I still keep learning new skill in programming?
Have you ever said 100 times in a row "This guy is so right" ?
Aug
28
reviewed No Action Needed Strong Name signing order for dependant projects
Aug
21
comment Shared hosting for a PHP application
Actually, the neat thing is that most hosting companies will offer to configure the VPS for you (free or for a small price) with whatever software you need/want. They'll clearly do a better job than the average developer. If you can afford it, a VPS is the way to go.
Aug
20
comment In freelance software development, what kind of penalties should firms have when they miss deadlines?
Why isn't there a part 4, 5, 6 etc. to that blog post ?
Aug
20
comment In freelance software development, what kind of penalties should firms have when they miss deadlines?
+1 Very good points. Also, a pleasure to read :)
Aug
14
accepted Why are some minor update versions of Java skipped?
Aug
14
reviewed No Action Needed Inheritance, commands and event sourcing
Aug
13
reviewed No Action Needed Talking between Web Applications and Desktop Applications
Aug
12
comment Safely fixing production database data
Even if your database is large and backing it up takes a lot of time, you can probably just take a subset of that data and experiment on that.
Aug
12
comment Reusing open-source code that doesn’t specify a license
For future readers: DWTHYWWI = Do What The Hell You Want With It.
Aug
12
asked Why are some minor update versions of Java skipped?
Aug
11
revised In what order are rows fetched absent ORDER BY clause?
added some proof for the main statement of the answer
Aug
11
comment In what order are rows fetched absent ORDER BY clause?
Result sets returned by RDMBS-es are just that: sets, which by definition don't have a particular order. So the RDBMS can return them in any order it likes and change the order again on the next query execution. Relying on a particular order without an ORDER BY clause would be a mistake. I always try to explain this to my coworkers, but I'm only sucessful half the time :D .
Aug
11
suggested suggested edit on In what order are rows fetched absent ORDER BY clause?