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bio website kasterma.net
location Amsterdam, Netherlands
age 38
visits member for 4 years, 7 months
seen May 26 at 9:25

Academic turned software developer.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Critic
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Being IDE dependent. How can it harm me?
This is a fascinating question to me; I have never programmed in anything other than Emacs or Vi. As a consequence I have no idea what an IDE gives you that you could even become dependent on.
Dec
31
comment Attributes of an Ethical Programmer?
I really like the words hack and hacker in their non-criminal uses; preserving that is a losing battle it seems. For some ethical guidelines see the ACM code of ethics: acm.org/about/code-of-ethics
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awarded  Editor
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revised Why do people disable JavaScript?
made link clickable.
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14
answered Why do people disable JavaScript?
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Can somebody explain me what are lambda things in programming?
Note that the terminology historically comes from wanting a good way to talk about the function represented by an expression. The function represented by x+1 is then written lambda x. x+1.
Dec
8
comment How can you learn to design nice looking websites?
As a free alternative to Photoshop you could try GIMP, see tutorials at: tuxradar.com/gimp
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4
comment Languages on a resume: Is it better to put “C/C++” or “C, C++”?
One would really hope it doesn't come down to distinctions such as this.
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comment What are the 'must know' Emacs commands?
another not command, but nice to look at ido-mode.
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comment What are the 'must know' Emacs commands?
org-mode is great for notes. Not a command though.
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awarded  Supporter
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comment A measure of development speed
I would expect that a certain "win" is only past a certain complexity and experience level of the programmer. Measuring with just beginners mostly misses the point. Really using a language well requires language specific experience.