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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 4 years
seen Oct 28 at 10:59

Have mostly coded in legacy languages:

  • 6800 Assembler and hex
  • 68000 Assembler
  • Z80 Assembler
  • COMAL
  • PASCAL
  • Fortran
  • C
  • COBOL

but am vaguely learning C++, Java, Ruby on rails, .NET and other languages and frameworks I come across


Apr
11
comment Is job hopping the best way to keep moving and learning at work?
huge generalisation. I work with a number of large dev companies (international/global) and the prospects are awesome. You're not likely to end up running the show, as technical streams and management are separated but progression is quick!
Apr
7
comment Is job hopping the best way to keep moving and learning at work?
@quanticle and @KevinD - absolutely. Yes to both these points!
Apr
7
comment Importance of learning to google efficiently for a programmer?
@Steve - had to check your profile for that. Seems fair enough:-)
Apr
7
answered Is job hopping the best way to keep moving and learning at work?
Apr
7
comment moving from Windows to Linux
+1 Nim: StackExchange has an awesome amount of prior information here. I am most comfortable in flavours of Unix, but currently working in Windows development environment and searching SE has answered almost all my queries in a very short space of time.
Apr
7
comment moving from Windows to Linux
@SK-logic - "if you've got Windows sources"... :-)
Apr
6
comment How to fight absentmindedness
@Berin - I saw your advice, but mine was a little more extreme. Nothing at all, even if the task takes a couple of days. It works for me, and in fact makes you lose your waistline :-)
Apr
6
comment How to fight absentmindedness
I have a variant of the food bit - don't have any food until the task is complete. Once you start getting really hungry the brain gets very focused :-)
Apr
5
comment How to Leverage Clearcase's features
+1 for the knowledge required. I have used SVN a lot in the past and it was quick, did everything I needed and just worked. Current project uses clearcase and the amount of time wasted to get a simple snapshot view I can run my tests on is astonishing. I don't ever need to commit changes back - just carrying out a test role - and CC is wasting about an hour a day. Trying to grab some info from one view and running testing in another using that info - well nigh impossible. And trying to get consistency between win, solaris and aix - forget it!
Mar
30
awarded  Commentator
Mar
28
answered How should you proceed when somebody rejected a good thing you made?
Mar
22
comment Why do game developers prefer Windows?
False premise - where is evidence that game developers prefer windows? I think @user17674 had it more accurately - they want to develop for platforms so they can sell more and make more money:-)
Mar
21
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
21
comment How difficult would it be to interact with a Facebook poker game?
@Case - you may find that will still fall foul of the terms & conditions...
Mar
15
answered How was programming done 20 years ago?
Mar
9
comment What is the best way to learn how to develop secure applications?
Head on over to security.stackexchange.com, and more specifically questions tagged Education. Loads of good info for you there.
Mar
9
comment What is the best way to learn how to develop secure applications?
@SLott - most use SATAN? Hmmmm - I'd be surprised, as we see them using way better tools!
Mar
9
awarded  Critic
Mar
5
answered What is the technical reason that so many social media sites don't allow you to edit your text?
Dec
17
answered Should I bother to develop for JavaScript disabled?