Jayapal Chandran [jayapalchandran]
How did you begin programming and at what age?
by taking a computer science course in college at 20
What languages do you code, and in what platforms?
all in windows.
What machine configuration and operating system do you use?
win xp. 1.8ghz . toshiba laptop.
Please list web addresses where we can see some of your work
What motivates you to undertake a new project?
The pleasure of learning new concepts
What part of project development is most gratifying to you?
Analysis and development
From the outside, it seems a rational job, but is creativity necessary for programming?
What conditions do you need to concentrate when programming?
After working for long periods of time, have you ever felt as though you were in a bubble?
When you check out code you wrote time ago, what's the main difference with respect to code that you write nowadays?
more efficient, reusable and compact
Do you still buy programming books, or do you learn everything from online sources?
only online sources
Do you think programming should be taught at the basic education level?
no. people already do maths that is algebra and etc... so it is not necessary... more over it really makes them sick because students are already overloaded... so stuffing them with concepts like flip flops and conductors... bits and bytes will really rash them...
What has been your experience in marketing your software?
What do you learn from software users?
What would be your solution against piracy?
2 way encryption similar to the SSL in HTTPS
Would you consider yourself rigorous in the organization of the coding that you write and on commenting it?
How do you calculate the budget for a software project?
i am a developer... anyway with respect to man power and time
What are your favourite games and on what platform do you play them?
Max Payne, Mafia, Desperado - wanted dead or alive, GUNS, HITMAN and the most famous Ages of Empires series.
99% i prefer third person view of Real Time Strategy games...
In windows xp.
How often do you clean dirt-buildup on your keyboard?
its always clean
How do you feel when friends or family ask for your help in solving domestic computer problems?
with pleasure to solve something
As machines for development, what opinion do Macs deserve?
haven't been in with mac... anyway for animation, graphics, sound ... mostly for multimedia
How do you protect your computer from viruses?
I dont use programs which are from unknown authors.
I have never used fake sites... even it popus up i am always like clint eastwood's gun... just kill it at that instant...
i dont directly open usb drives...
and many more like that...
In social settings, do people become interested when you tell them you are a software developer?
Do you work alone or in a team? Which do you prefer?
both. it is with respect to the project
Are you one of the first to update to new software when it comes out, or do you normally wait until more stable versions appear?
better with a stable release and mostly for me the old versions perform better than newer versions... i many cases.
What is your main reason for not meeting project deadlines?
i want the project to be more efficient. so sometimes that could end up crossing it.
In your opinion, which company helps software developers the most?
How many breaks per day do you normally take?
only lunch and sometimes by 6pm
At this point in your career, what would be the project of your dreams?
information management - AI
What is your next project?
word reminder/vocabulary enhancer... and many more like this...
Which websites or forums for programmers do you frequently visit?
codeproject, codeguru, experts exchange, programmers heaven, codingforums, webdevelopers, etc...
What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a programmer?
think not just the book/author/concept but think beyond it ...
don't compromise with any concept... dig further... beyond the scope...
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