I generally stay far away from religion but I do like discussions about religion. And recently, I got involved in a discussion with some fanatic who “knew” he was right and I was wrong, as his Religious counselors have told him so. So I came up with a simple riddle which he could not answer.… Continue reading The riddle of the Holy Men…
(Dutch warning about a phishing email targeting ABN-AMRO customers. As it targets Dutch people, I write it in Dutch. Sorry…) Vandaag weer een spam-bericht in mijn spambox ontvangen waarin men weer probeert om mensen op een link te laten klikken. Ik heb het maar meteen als “Phishing” aangemerkt maar het is een beetje onbegrijpelijk dat… Continue reading Nieuwe ABN-AMRO phishing email!
Once more, a post about spam. Why? Because I have one more interesting email in my spam-box, sent by someone who clearly is confused by the whole topic. So, here’s the email, with some annotations: Why is it spam? Because Google Apps/GMail says it is. And google is often right in these things. And as… Continue reading Delicious spam!
That’s because I’m Dutch and still rolling on the floor over this past election result from the USA, showing the utter madness that a Democracy can be, sometimes. Then again, the people in the USA didn’t have much to choose from, did they? Many people were actually surprised that Trump got elected, which is strange… Continue reading Donald Trump is NOT my President!
Many developers will have to learn all kinds of algorithms in their lives so they can write highly optimized code. Many of these algorithms have long histories and are well-tested. And one of them is the binary search method. The binary search is a fast algorithm to find a record in a sorted list of… Continue reading The Binary Search problem
In the first part I talked about resources. In the second post, I mentioned the need of logic and visualization. In the third post I talked about various platforms and the need to pick one to start with. In the fourth post I talked about modeling techniques, the development process and the need for documentation. And now… Continue reading So, you want to be a software developer? Part 5.
So I’ve mentioned the various resources you can use. I’ve also said that you need to train to think more logical and to visualize your designs. And I’ve told you to pick a target platform for which you will be developing at first. (You can always pick more platforms later.) So if you’d expect that… Continue reading So, you want to be a software developer? Part 4.
By now, you should know about useful resources where you can find information you need. And you have trained yourself to think logically and to visualize your ideas. So, should you start picking a programming language now? Nope! It is still a bit too soon, although it doesn’t hurt to look around a bit. No, you… Continue reading So, you want to be a software developer? Part 3.
Here’s part two about becoming a software developer. In the first part I told you about useful resources that will help you learn and once you’re working as a developer, those same resources will help you finish your projects. By now, you should also have a few basic computer skills. Yet if you expect me… Continue reading So, you want to be a software developer? Part 2.
So, you want to be a software developer too? Great! So, where do you start? I started with a mentor, my father. Someone who could teach me some of the more important principles, even though it still early in the World of Computers. I had to learn from books and magazines but more importantly, I… Continue reading So, you want to be a software developer? Part 1.