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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.


May
19
comment How to do data synchronisation between two applications?
Directly accessing the database of A is indeed not an option. Extending A so that it provides an API is also not an option, because A is not a custom built application. It is a mass marketed CRM application. One option might be to let our client adjust their application (B) to provide an API to us, but they've already told us they don't want to adjust their application too much.
May
19
revised How to do data synchronisation between two applications?
C should synchronise with B, not with A.
May
19
asked How to do data synchronisation between two applications?
May
16
awarded  Critic
Apr
19
answered When to go Fluent in C#?
Apr
15
comment Need an example where Dynamic languages are better than Static Languages
A lot of big sites are built with Ruby, which is a dynamic language. A few examples: Twitter, Basecamp, Scribd, Github, ... More examples: storecrowd.com/blog/top-50-ruby-on-rails-websites
Apr
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
4
comment Programming style: Reoccuring error checks
@Dan: Ow, I didn't know that. I've never worked in C, so I thought the free, unlink and fclose methods were class methods as well :-)
Apr
4
comment Programming style: Reoccuring error checks
@Chris: it wasn't clear from your question where the variables were declared. I assumed they were class level variables.
Apr
4
answered Programming style: Reoccuring error checks
Apr
1
comment If you could pose a question to a Turing test candidate, what would it be?
But if a woodchuck could chuck and would chuck some amount of wood, what amount of wood would a woodchuck chuck?
Mar
28
comment What is the most effective/efficient way to develop an application with multiple people without source control?
@Newtopian - I'm aware of that. I've seen a lot anger caused by TFS on Twitter over the last few weeks :-)
Mar
28
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Mar
28
revised What is the most effective/efficient way to develop an application with multiple people without source control?
Added "Update"
Mar
27
awarded  Scholar
Mar
27
accepted What is the most effective/efficient way to develop an application with multiple people without source control?
Mar
26
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26
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Mar
26
comment What is the most effective/efficient way to develop an application with multiple people without source control?
@Brandon - True. The problems I've had were not really serious, but annoying nonetheless. Like spending over an hour synchronizing the changes of 2-3 developers to my computer, asking them who changed what in a file, ... But those are things my boss doesn't notice. But since I'm going to be responsible for this project, I'm willing to make the use of source control a breaking point. I was just hoping there were a few tricks to manage without it :-)
Mar
26
comment What is the most effective/efficient way to develop an application with multiple people without source control?
ChrisF, Brandon Tilley - I'm not the one to convince :-) Unfortunately my boss is very reluctant to let me and the rest team start using source control. Up until now, we haven't had any real disasters caused by the lack of source control, so my boss says "If it ain't broken, don't fix it".