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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.


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?
Aug
1
comment Does dealing with legacy code help one evolve as a programmer?
It would be great to find some code comments or project documentation in these situations. Otherwise that hack or weird way to implement a function will remain a mistery. That developer may not even be in the company anymore, so there's no way for you to ask him about it.
Jul
29
comment The Relative Cost Efficiency of (Acceptance) Test Driven Development
OK, this is a good idea to check out. The team which I'm part of switched to TDD a few months ago. While we did see an increase in code quality (less nr of bugs and better modularity), we also saw an increase in development time. These things are subjective, but I'm pretty sure we can generate some statistics based on the entries in our bugtracker, JIRA etc. Now I'm curious too about seeing such metrics :) .
Jul
28
comment Preventing password hashing algorithm from overloading CPU
Actually, the OP is talking about hashing methods that are intentionally made slow. For example, take a look at bcrypt: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bcrypt
Jul
18
comment Am I covered with GPL If I want to share open source code of project developed in my company?
Whatever answers you receive here, always keep in mind that trusting strangers on the Internet with legal advice can have serious consequences. The answers here are just a guideline, since the full context of your question is unknown. The best you can hope for from Programmers.SE is figuring out who to ask for help and if it's worth it. If this is something important for you, contact a lawyer and discuss it with him/her. Your company probably has some legal department that you can ask for help on this.
Jul
18
comment Should I break contract early?
"My current contract says that either party may cancel the contract with 1 weeks notice for any reason". Was it hard getting them to agree to this ?
Jul
18
revised Which language should I use for a computationally intensive program?
the question is not specific to C++ or Java, instead it's language agnostic
Jul
18
suggested suggested edit on Which language should I use for a computationally intensive program?
Jul
17
comment Courses for project management
Phew... that trailer video is old... thank god... I actually thought you guys still used Windows XP in 2013...
Jul
16
suggested suggested edit on How to justify migration from Java 6 to Java 7?
Jul
16
comment How to justify migration from Java 6 to Java 7?
Is it just me or is the title backwards ?
Jul
15
answered Migration from a complex C++ application to C# a — good idea?
Jul
12
comment Can the version of Git vary between team members?
OK, I looked a bit at the changelog for a few of the versions, but the damn thing is too vast and long. However, I didn't find anything really significant, so you're probably right about the backwards-compatibility...
Jul
11
comment Unit Test - an Enigma?
Once you start writing software that is more than a few hundred lines long, you'll see the benefits of unit tests...