Sep 022013
 
 September 2, 2013  Posted by at 8:58 am Not So Stupid Questions 8 Responses »
Stupid Question 234: Do I need to know math to be a developer? What about logic, statistics, and linear programming?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] If you had asked a year ago I would have said, “it depends – but you can get […]

Aug 212013
 
 August 21, 2013  Posted by at 7:52 am Not So Stupid Questions, PowerShell No Responses »
Stupid Question 232-233: What are environment variables, and do I set and use environment variables in Command Prompt and PowerShell?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] If you want to save the path of an executable to a permanent variable you can do so […]

Aug 132013
 
 August 13, 2013  Posted by at 11:56 am Not So Stupid Questions, Uncategorized 1 Response »
Stupid Question 228- 229: Why don’t I have any free disk space left? And what is a disk usage analyzer?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] I have a 128 GB SSD. I do video editing and recording, image editing and illustrations and programming […]

Jul 262013
 
 July 26, 2013  Posted by at 3:33 pm C# & F#, Not So Stupid Questions 2 Responses »
Ask me (Q224): What are some applications you would recommend to create to learn C#?

A question I’ve gotten quite a few times is which applications I recommend a developer to create to learn C#. I don’t think there are any specific applications that will do that, but I can share with you the projects I’ve done in school, how I’ve learned from them, and how they challenged me (and […]

Jul 182013
 
 July 18, 2013  Posted by at 8:46 am Not So Stupid Questions 11 Responses »
Stupid Question 220 and 221: Should I go to school to learn programming? Do I need a formal education to get a job as a developer?

As you might already know I have a formal education as a developer, as a matter of fact I graduated just about a month ago. If you wonder how that is possible since I have only been programming for two years – well, I did a vocational education also called trade school. It’s a 2- […]

Jul 082013
 
 July 8, 2013  Posted by at 1:30 pm Not So Stupid Questions 3 Responses »
Stupid Question 218: What are T-shaped, Pi-shaped and Comb-shaped skills, and which one should I aim for?

I asked on Twitter which skills are the ones that matter in RE to software engineering and I learned about the concept of T-shaped skills, which I hadn’t heard of before. A big thank you to wonderful Lisa Crispin for teaching me something new with ‘I think it’s imp. to have “T-shaped” skills – some […]

Jun 142013
 
 June 14, 2013  Posted by at 10:57 am Not So Stupid Questions, Uncategorized 2 Responses »
Stupid Question 195-196: What is the difference between a framework, toolkit and library?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] I’m sitting on the train home from Norwegian developer conference and I am so tired, but happy. It […]

May 122013
 
 May 12, 2013  Posted by at 8:38 pm Not So Stupid Questions 5 Responses »
Stupid Question 184 & 185: Why do I have to take my laptop out of the bag at airport security, and why not a tablet?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] Went home to visit my parents this weekend, and as always I had to go through airport security. […]

Apr 232013
 
 April 23, 2013  Posted by at 12:42 am Motion Tracking, Not So Stupid Questions 2 Responses »
Ask Iris- Question 180: Leap Motion demonstration with Google Earth and DotNetConf

Since I wrote that first blog post about the Leap Motion I’ve been asked for demo’s and my take on it, so here is a first video demonstration with Google Earth (first time I’m trying it). I’ll be doing a session at the virtual conference dotnetconf this Friday (2013 April 26th) demonstration the device, talk […]

Apr 152013
 
 April 15, 2013  Posted by at 12:57 pm Not So Stupid Questions 8 Responses »
Stupid Question 176-179: Is Greenfield field good and Brownfield bad, what is that, and what is legacy code?

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer] “Few of you will work on a greenfield project, maybe one or two the first few years. Make […]