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bio website kristofclaes.be
location Belgium
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Develops for the web, enjoys ASP.NET MVC, intrigued by Ruby (on Rails) and node.js, amateur photographer, plays a bit of guitar, atheist.


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awarded  Analytical
Aug
17
comment Why do websites have to ask language and country when the browser can tell them that?
@James - I live in Belgium in a lot of cases it is actually the other way around: "Oh, he lives in Belgium? Then he'll probably speak French". And not just on the internet. I remember that the installer of Worms 2 looked at the country you had chosen in the Windows Locale Settings (just the country, not the language) and if it was Belgium, it would install Worms 2 in French and there was no way to change that during or after installation. I speak Flemish by the way :-)
Aug
11
awarded  Organizer
Aug
11
revised Does having a funny or silly name hurt a project?
edited tags
Jul
21
awarded  Mortarboard
Jul
21
answered What methods exist for handling DB Change Management?
Jul
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
20
answered How to get started with Github (for me)?
Jul
18
comment How to effectively telecommute when working for a small firm?
Is working over remote desktop connection a smooth experience? We use remote desktop connections to connect to our dedicated servers to deploy websites, and it often feels sluggish.
Jul
12
awarded  Enthusiast
Jul
6
awarded  Great Question
Jun
30
awarded  Favorite Question
Jun
30
accepted How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
Jun
29
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
29
comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
@Martin: You're right. I have updated my question.
Jun
29
revised How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
Added the Update section
Jun
29
comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
@Martin: Could be, even though I haven't mentioned SOLID to my boss. I've only talked about it with my fellow developers. At this point, we're not doing things SOLID and not very DRY either. It's not like the boss wants a status quo ("don't introduce SOLID"), he wants to degrade the current quality. I can absolutely understand that this makes sense for some small projects here and there. But we're making the switch to product development, and in that regard I can't agree with him.
Jun
29
comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
I can't go over his head. He is the big boss. :-)
Jun
29
comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
@Jarrod - We've had some arguments with customers who wanted extra features ("What? How can this small feature cost me over a third of the price of the entire application?") or bug fixes ("What? I have to pay for your mistakes?"). We've also had customers leave to the competition for this. And I said there aren't a lot if .NET companies around here. There are a lot of PHP companies though. They're competition as well.
Jun
29
comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
@Job - He has a degree in economics and has a bit of experience developing MS Access applications. He often says things like "What? 4 hours? I could do that in 15 minutes in Access". Unfortunately, there is no "Owner of an IT company" school.