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location Netherlands
age 28
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Nov 18 at 10:21

Employed as a Software Engineer at ICT Automatisering. Studied Computer Science & Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Interested in Algorithms, AI, Best Practises.

Mostly active with C# and Javascript.


Oct
16
comment Help to understand the abstract factory pattern
Shouldn't a factory create something? So something like getBrowser(): IBrowser which might then have a function run().
Jan
18
revised What's the difference between a “developer” and a “programmer”?
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Nov
29
answered How do developers find the time to stay on top of latest technologies?
Nov
28
comment Monitor screen size and programming ease
@AndresF. I don't think most people think it is the bottleneck or that it will magically boost productivity. It's just that if you compare the cost with the gain, most people think it is definately worth it.
Sep
24
comment Are programmers who read programming-related books still rare?
I agree, most things I can read from a book, I can find much more efficiently on the web. The only reason that I just ordered my first software related book is because the company where I just started offers a 150 euro (field related) book budget per year.
Sep
23
comment Should certain math classes be required for a Computer Science degree?
I agree with Ken. For example: Algorithm subjects are obviously programming related. In those subjects I needed statistics (e.g. randomized algorithms). For that I needed calculus. It is not required to be a programmer, but it is useful if you want to become a computer scientist.
Sep
21
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Sep
21
answered What's the difference between a “developer” and a “programmer”?
Sep
21
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Sep
21
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Sep
21
comment Is the abundance of frameworks dumbing down programmers?
@Paul Nathan, It is true, but I think it is always relative to the abstraction layer that you are at. If you use a framework, you need to know everything about that framework. All the ins and outs, some of which require knowledge of some underlying abstraction layers. But if I'm writing code in .NET, it is highly unlikely I will have to understand the electronics of a CPU.
Sep
17
comment Do you have to be good at math to be a good programmer?
Hmm, on one hand I agree, but on the other hand I think:"Is a guy who only plumbs stuff together a good programmer? (even though he plumbs them together very well)" I don't know really. It all depends on the definition of good programmer.
Sep
17
comment Do you have to be good at math to be a good programmer?
Yea, that's what I meant. I feel that Calculus (and maybe Geometry) is where most people have problems with maths. The guy I know who is a good programmer but says he's bad at maths is most likely thinking about stuff like Calculus. While maybe the fact that he is good at programming might even imply that he is good at Logic and thus maths without even realising it.
Sep
17
answered Do you have to be good at math to be a good programmer?
Sep
14
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Sep
9
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Sep
9
comment Do people in non-English-speaking countries code in English?
I don't agree that Dutch is a horrible language for describing technical concepts. It is just that nowadays most technical texts we read are not in Dutch so we are not used to the Dutch equivalent of technical terms any more. But for the rest I agree with you. The framework is already in English and who knows that your code might ever be read by someone who doesn't speak Dutch. So it's usually company policy (also documentation). But this is not really specific to the Netherlands.
Sep
9
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