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bio website roadsofcode.com
location Pretoria, South Africa
age 37
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
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Feb
26
awarded  Caucus
Feb
26
awarded  Constituent
Mar
23
comment Why was Tanenbaum wrong in the Tanenbaum-Torvalds debates?
The future is still in the future. So Tanenbaum has not been proven wrong yet.
Feb
8
awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
8
comment Why do programmers use one-based indexing for line numbers in source code?
This is not an exact duplicate. The "Possible Duplicate" refers to Visual Studio specifically. This question is general. The title of the Visual Studio question should perhaps be changed to make it general.
Dec
13
comment Why is Python recommended as an entry level programming language?
I think C++ is a better starting language, because it has helped me to better understand things in other lanaguages.
Dec
4
comment How can I teach my co-workers the SOLID principles?
Solid! Thanks for the link to DimeCasts.
Oct
14
comment What can I do to keep my skills sharp without the internet?
Where in the world are you going?
Oct
13
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
21
comment Is python a good choice to develop UIs? If so, wxPython or Tkinter?
The Lazarus IDE, Free Pascal Compiler, and Object Pascal makes for a very fast and easy way to develop GUIs.
Sep
16
comment Can GPL-licensed software be resold?
@Doug Moore, then the GPL is not what you want.
Sep
7
comment Software Engineer and IT Professionals
Is a website not software? is somebody who develops a website like stackexchange.com not a software developer?
Aug
24
revised Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?
gave the answer a tabs heading
Aug
24
revised Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?
gave the answer a spaces heading
Aug
18
comment Why is VB so popular?
It is becoming less popular because everybody wants to be part of the "in" crowd.
Aug
17
comment Why do websites have to ask language and country when the browser can tell them that?
That'll do, Peter. That'll do.
Aug
16
awarded  Excavator
Jun
20
comment How to end my dependency on .NET?
A year or so ago, I commented on Programmers that Microsoft threw VB6 out with the bathwater and that they could do the same with .NET. Somebody responded to me and wrote that MS would never ditch .NET. Well, surprise, surprise! That is why I rather stick with the freedom software and open source communities. If .NET was open source, MS's behaviour would not have mattered that much, because the community could have taken the framework forward.
Mar
18
comment sets of numbers that sum to a certain number?
You got the job!
Mar
17
revised VB.Net vs C# debate
added 72 characters in body