I never loose a chance to search for new or different programming languages. I stumbled upon Flaming Thunder. From their site: Welcome! Flaming Thunder is a powerful new computer programming language for scientists, mathematicians and engineers, that is easy enough even for elementary school students.
After reading Jeff Atwood’s post The Programmer’s Bill of Rights, where Jeff suggests programmers should have a fast PC, I checked out the comments. Of course I found a lot of people agreeing but some disagreed with that specific item. They suggested that a programmer should have a slow PC in order not to write … Continue reading Should programmers have a fast PC?
Rails is great when you want to start quickly and 10 minutes later have your first web application up and running. This is because many things that are needed are pre-configured. This is true but unfortunately if you live in a part of the world where everyone speaks a weird sounding language that has characters … Continue reading Rails and Greek
I recently bought a laptop and the technical department decided to name my profile as “User”. When I took the laptop, I renamed the account from User to Petros. I thought the matter ended there, and I started installing all the software I need for everyday operations. Recently I had to look something in my … Continue reading Windows Vista profiles are carved in stone
A large part of my current activities is organizing a software development department. I am beginning a series of posts where I am going to share how I have decided to tackle each aspect of the software development process. First let me tell you that I am greatly influenced by Joel Spolsky and his articles … Continue reading Organizing development: Introduction
Nowadays, I use C# to write code most of the time. I don’t have the time I used to have for researching and learning new languages/frameworks/etc., but I try my best to learn something new, at least once every 8-12 months. My last try was Ruby on Rails. Still trying to tame the beast. A … Continue reading Android
There comes a day when you can no longer think, write code or stay awake. What do you do? Silly things:
Today we were going on vacation but we canceled the trip because of the heavy rain. We are waiting until the rain stops and watching weather reports to see when this will happen. You can go to my flickr page and see what we are missing: http://www.flickr.com/photos/petrosamiridis
My database background has been mostly related to Oracle. These days, I am working as a freelancer with a company that heavily uses SQL Server. As a result, I miss knowing stuff out of my mind without having to search. Today, I wanted to select from a table only those records that where created today. … Continue reading Selecting only today's records