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bio website pvle.be
location Brussels, Belgium
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seen Mar 1 at 8:40

May
23
awarded  Yearling
Jun
30
answered Do you use unit tests at work? What benefits do you get from them?
May
25
comment How to apologize when you have broken the nightly build
Well, you can apologize still... But I'm a bit surprised that people are all over you. If you are new on the team, it shouldn't be such a surprise that you made a mistake. At least it shows that you did something :)
Apr
1
comment If you could pose a question to a Turing test candidate, what would it be?
The point here is that the machine would enter an endless loop and stack overflow, hence being revealed!
Apr
1
comment If you could pose a question to a Turing test candidate, what would it be?
That is so good :)
Mar
31
comment Will Java catch up with C#?
@Shamit Verma: ok, fair enough then :)
Mar
31
comment Will Java catch up with C#?
Agreed, but the questions is about the language and not the ecosystem ;)
Mar
31
comment Will Java catch up with C#?
I don't agree. C# and Java are similar in many ways, much more than than C# and COBOL. I remember one day reading that "C# is what Java should have been". To sum up, I believe that C# and Java are directly competing, and having worked with both I have to say that I a lot of C# features in Java, but not the other way around...
Mar
4
awarded  Commentator
Mar
4
comment What do you do when you encounter an idiotic interview question?
Don't forget to draw Eclipse around the paper, then click on the "Run" drawn button with your finger... Then admit that, indeed, it will not run.
Mar
4
comment What do you do when you encounter an idiotic interview question?
Indeed, letting HR know, but don't be bitter when giving the feedback
Feb
11
comment Code maintenance: keeping a bad pattern when extending new code for being consistent, or not?
Very interesting question!
Jan
17
comment Choosing between two programmers: experience vs. passion
On top of that, a lot of "experienced" programmers are just people who have been around for a long time, not that they are good :p
Jan
14
comment What kind of innovative non-cash financial benefits do I offer to my developers to retain them along with a competitive salary?
For books, my opinion would be that developers should be able to get any books they want, as long as they read them.
Dec
30
comment SQL: empty string vs NULL value
I was writing the same answer, but not as well written :)
Dec
21
awarded  Critic
Oct
19
awarded  Supporter
Oct
17
awarded  Teacher