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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.


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 ?
Jun
6
comment How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
Did it work ? Did you get some of that stuff on Christmas ?
Jun
6
comment How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
By far the best answer. I'm pretty sure anyone on Programmers.SE can relate to it (unless you're from Africa or smth)...
Jun
6
reviewed No Action Needed Why is the factory method design pattern more useful than having classes and calling them individually?
Jun
1
comment How do you convince the client their application's backend needs a rewrite?
I worked at a firm 1 year ago and we had a couple of COBOL devs there. It was kind of weird, I felt like it was 1992. Didn't even know COBOL positions still existend or that someone still learns such an ancient language...
Jun
1
reviewed No Action Needed Converting a user management system to use ajax
Jun
1
revised What is early and late binding?
edited tags
May
28
comment Should I bother to develop for JavaScript disabled?
I totally agree with you. One small issue though: you should have some sort of warning message for the user if he's part of those 1 or 2 percent. Maybe he unintentionally disabled JS.
May
21
comment The best way of coding web system in term of performance
Doesn't CppCMS have a dedicated website ? Don't they have these informations there ? (requirements, installation instructions etc.)
May
20
awarded  Custodian
May
20
reviewed No Action Needed How is IntelliJ better than Eclipse?
May
19
reviewed No Action Needed Why is C++ preferred over C for commercial applications?