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bio website bitplane.net
location England, United Kingdom
age 35
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen Apr 11 at 10:46

Performance testing consultant, hobbyist programmer and free software zealot.


Oct
18
comment How to prevent code from leaking outside work?
"For example, we weren't allowed to bring music CDs into certain rooms because they could be CD-RWs in disguise." -- Thanks Brad!
Jul
6
awarded  Yearling
Jun
28
answered What is the difference between a freelancer programmer and a Programmer working in a Software company?
Jun
28
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
13
comment Is there a point to writing in C or C++ instead of C# without knowing specifically what would make a program faster?
@mattnz, depends whether you can accept 100MB of dependencies or not. If you're writing a trivial command-line application with no real need for external dependencies then C++ is far more portable than C#
May
26
comment What are the drawbacks when designing a class?
@JohnFx, I'd assume it means the problems of OOP when compared to procedural or functional approaches. My theory-fu is weak on this one, I know the pain but can't articulate what exactly that pain is.
May
26
answered random generator not good enough?
Jan
10
answered Need licensing recommendations for in-house written software
Jan
10
comment What languages are the kids of today actually programming in? Does anyone have real data?
@AnnaLear All ages would be ideal, but I'd imagine that 7-10 year olds would be mostly influenced by parents choices rather than their own (I know I was). I was thinking the best way would be to ask some high school teachers what their kids are hacking with, but they've most likely got too much paperwork as it is!
Jan
10
awarded  Commentator
Jan
10
revised What do you call a pair of function that are complements of each other?
Today I learned...
Jan
10
comment What do you call a pair of function that are complements of each other?
Oh yeah, my bad. Deleting
Jan
10
awarded  Teacher
Jan
10
answered What do you call a pair of function that are complements of each other?
Jan
10
comment What languages are the kids of today actually programming in? Does anyone have real data?
@DanMcGrath I don't mean for teaching college students to understand the fundamentals of computer science, but from the point of view of inspiring kids to learn and get addicted to programming. They can learn to become software engineers later
Jan
10
awarded  Editor
Jan
10
comment What languages are the kids of today actually programming in? Does anyone have real data?
@YannisRizos, removed that part. Thanks
Jan
10
revised What languages are the kids of today actually programming in? Does anyone have real data?
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Jan
10
asked What languages are the kids of today actually programming in? Does anyone have real data?
Feb
28
comment GPL'ing code of a third party?
Yeah, just like I own the copyright on the text "Do something a certain number of times", which is actually 10 characters longer.