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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.


Jul
3
comment What to do when I just don't know what's wrong?
@GilbertLeBlanc 's suggestion is actually extremely valuable. During sleep, the brain works actively at solving problems you encountered during the day. It happened to me countless times: I would stare for hours at a problem or piece of code without being able to figure it out. The next morning, when I go back to it, the answer just pops up in a matter of minutes...
Jul
3
revised If my team has low skill, should I lower the skill of my code?
added code tags
Jul
3
suggested suggested edit on If my team has low skill, should I lower the skill of my code?
Jul
2
comment Do logged in users need to browse a site over https?
Ever heard of session hijacking ?
Jul
1
comment Why do some opensouce libraries lack comments?
I agree with @jwenting . Has someone looked under the hood of Wordpress lately ?
Jun
26
comment Is the development of CLI apps considered “backward”?
You're right, but keep in mind that for the masses of (stupid) computer users, GUIs will be the only thing they know and see... this is especially true if you consider the fact that the GUI is older than a lot of them...
Jun
25
comment Is a university education worth it for a good programmer?
+1 for "how do you answer the question; why did you drop out of school?"
Jun
18
comment What is “short-circuiting” in C?
@wirrbel I believe it applies to || as well... at least it should.
Jun
17
revised How can I salvage my internship?
added 10 characters in body
Jun
17
comment How can I salvage my internship?
@MLowry I think that's bad advice. Staying at a workplace you hate will wear you down, physically and especially psychologically. You'll go into a depression, hate every moment and regret that decision every day. Why go through that ? It would make sense to do it for 6 months if the financial side would be extraordinary. But it probably isn't, given that he's at the absolute start of his career.
Jun
17
answered How can I salvage my internship?
Jun
16
comment How to ask a programmer a question without getting a solution as the answer
@Code-Guru Thanks. I always knew about XY problems but wasn't aware it was called that way. So I learned something new today :)
Jun
16
comment When job hunting, what grabs your attention about a job posting
"you need to hire for skills and aptitude, and train for domain knowledge" +1, couldn't say it better myself. This is the NUMBER 1 rule every HR department of an IT company should learn. They should make huge posters of it and fill the walls with them. And at home. And in their cars.
Jun
16
comment How useful are IT headhunters/recruiters when looking for a new job?
"it can look bad if multiple recruiters submit you for the same opening". Over the years, I've seen this exact statement a bunch of times and I don't get it: why does it look bad ? Is it unreasonable to assume that, when you look for a job, you contact multiple recruiters/companies ?
Jun
15
comment Forcing people to read and understand code instead of using comments, function summaries and debuggers?
He hates comments and debuggers (a.k.a. he doesn't use them) and he calls himself a senior developer ? You still call him that ? No offense, but he should really pick up some books/articles about programming best practices from the 21st century. To be more specific: if the code is self-explanatory, then comments are indeed not needed. But when they are, you should put as many comments as necessary.
Jun
14
comment Programming as fast as you can touch-type… How to get to that stage?
I've been typing for over a decade, maybe millions of keystrokes by now... But whatever I do, I can't go beyond 80 WPM. I don't know how you do it...
Jun
13
comment How do I explain the value of refactoring to stakeholders?
Hmmm... if that's your real name then, if I were one of the stakeholders of the project, I wouldn't want to see that last paraghraph... Think about it.
Jun
13
comment Any tips in tackling extremely complex problems like the Hanoi Tower problem?
I wouldn't go as far as saying that the Hanoi Tower problem is extremely complex. I mean, I solved it when I was in high school...
Jun
11
comment Should I use parentheses in logical statements even where not necessary?
Simply mentioning coding consistency gets you a +1...
Jun
6
comment How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
"Parents are the only ones that I'll help. After that I usually claim ignorance." Do you have any siblings ? Uncles ? Grandparents ? Cousins ? Super-hot chick that lives next door ?