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bio website squidoo.com/dannystaple
location London, United Kingdom
age 36
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I've been a programmer since the 80's, starting with basic and assembly on 8-bit machines, then getting into C and C++ on PC's. I now mostly program on unix and unix-like machines, or consoles/stb's/embedded devices. I program in C/C++ on target machines, and script in Python and bash.

I am obsessed with testing, ci and ways to know code actually works as well as you think it should.

I also have 2 kids and a wife, love playing with Lego with them and reading stories to them.


Dec
20
comment Why does it matter that HTML and CSS are not programming languages?
I would suggest a language that is fully executed and run by a computer. I have debugged C code, and debugged CSS styles. I can say with some certainty that the latter can take as long (if not longer) than the former (depending on what horrible thing some person did with a pointer vs which obscure part of the spec you are trying to get working and *&^%$@ browser it looks wrong on). HTML alone does not really say much, but coupled with the full expression of CSS it can be plenty interesting.
Dec
20
answered Why does it matter that HTML and CSS are not programming languages?
Dec
17
answered Can we provide a login functionality in multiple language?
Oct
28
awarded  Teacher
Oct
28
answered A programmer should concentrate on at least how many languages?