NullPointer.ph, the Philippine version of StackOverflow, has been here for years to help developers interact through Q&As. The site has been very useful to many, and we would like to have a run-through on some of the hottest questions that have been posted on the site. Many of the posts have well-written answers, and you could get a lot just by reading them. Most of them may be dated years ago, but it’s not too late to join the discussion.
Just out of curiosity, how much hours of sleep do you get , working as a developer ? This will probably apply more to those who work at home. But just answer anyway.
Does it matter to you?
I think this is a better question than what i’ve asked previously. :) the previous question specified OOP, this one I’m not specifying anything. OOP helps, but sometimes you just need to learn the basics of the basics before anything like OOP.
Hope this doesn’t lead to an argument over one programming language or another, but to sort of help me decide if i should include things like C,C++ or even Java in my lessons..
lets say you were given a chance to (potentially) influence a young highschool kid, what language would you teach it in and what topics should be covered?
I am basically a PHP programmer with a little background on Apache, Linux, and MySQL. But I am interested to study more on Linux Sys Administration. Should I go for it, or just focus on programming? Somehow, I feel more challenged with basic Linux Administration problems at work.
Linux, Mac or Windows? Unix?! :)
I personally prefer PostgreSQL; it feels and handles just like the paid “big enterprise” databases, and certain features, like triggers, stored procedures and multiple index use, are already stable and robust. MySQL is getting there, but still not quite; there are times that I couldn’t get MySQL to use index merge optimization on complex queries. I like the fact, though, that COUNT’s are exceptionally fast in MySQL, which benefits web design patterns like pagination. What is your preferred open-source DB, and why?
Hi guys, I’m planning to have a new computer, but I’m in doubt what to choose between laptop or desktop. Basically, I’m gonna use this for development purposes, like creating J2EE projects, photos, etc. I want laptop coz I can carry it anywhere I want, but I’m in doubt if the latest specs of laptop today can do the task smoothly when it comes to development. I already have a laptop but it doesn’t seem to run smoothly for development. It is 2005 model though.
I know most people in the IT industry in the Philippines would like to migrate or just work abroad. If you were one of those who want to, which country would you pick, and why that country?
What music do you code with?
I am a fresh graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. As you can see it’s very different from Programming. Anyway, I want to try my hand at programming. I have some experience with html and css because I run a few sites of mine. Which programming language should I be learning first? I heard that python is good, ruby may also be a choice.. But, which one can you guys recommend as a complete newbie with no strong programming background?
There’s a lot out there. But for developers who don’t work with visual basic, or delphi, they are not provided with a specific IDE. What is your favorite IDE?
Having a scan on the questions that were posted on the site, it seems that NullPointer.ph now is not as active as it was years ago. It’s quite sad because you could gain a lot of knowledge, seeing the answers to questions that users have given. Plus, you get to feel right where you belong, with Filipino developers. Why not make it an activity today? Create and account then ask or answer a question!