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bio website econemon.com
location Berlin, Germany
age 34
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen Jul 21 at 17:31

I'm a programmer, currently working on my startup, econemon.com [sorry, German only, yet], which builds specialized middleware to use in the growing number of energy monitoring and smart metering applications.


Nov
23
comment When should I make the first commit to source control?
Yes, +1. If you feel bad about an empty commit, start with the .gitignore (or equivalent) as Xion wrote in another answer [programmers.stackexchange.com/a/176845/5405]. That's a very natural first commit.
Apr
11
comment Learn a language bottom-up or top-down?
@back2dos - Also, I wouldn't generally favor either approach. Both have their merits, and the more time you spend with a technology, the less difference there is between the two.
Apr
11
comment Learn a language bottom-up or top-down?
@back2dos - I don't think so. It seems to me that it's implicit in the fact that you start out with a huge amount of code already written, as opposed to slowly growing your own code. I definitely think it applies to the jQuery / JS universe as well.
Nov
30
comment What are the essential things one needs to know about UML?
That blog link's nice.
Nov
24
comment Why are part-time jobs in programming an anomaly?
Read this with interest, a) because I had the same experience and b) because I'm hoping to hire people in my own company some time next year and I would like to make 3-day weeks possible without being an economic jerk.
Nov
15
comment Does Java have automatic memory management?
Also, the actual GC strategy (and the way memory is organized) used by the JVM can be adjusted with startup parameters. See oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/gc-tuning-6-140523.html
Oct
28
comment How crucial are computer science topics toward getting a job?
@Gamecat - +1 for that. When I interview someone, I value the ability to describe where and how they not know something as quite a reliable indication that I'm talking to a pro. It already takes quite some understanding of a field to know one's own limitations.
Oct
26
comment How crucial are computer science topics toward getting a job?
@luis - unfortunately, not having a CS background doesn't necessarily mean someone is good, either. But you didn't imply that, did you? I sometimes miss some CS in my background, that's for sure.