Mario Cervera

Software craftsman

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First things first, dark or light editor theme?
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What's your favorite band or artist to listen to while coding?
Classic music
Favorite book and movie?
I read mostly technical books. Favorite one: Code Complete.
Do you have a CS degree? If not, what's your background.
I have a PhD in Computer Science.
Best advice on the programming you ever got?
Frameworks and tools are temporary. The fundamentals of Software Engineering are forever. Focus on the latter.
What was your first portfolio project completed?
I don't understand this question.
The first project you got paid for?
It was more than 10 years ago. It was an UML graphical editor.
What's your editor of choice?
Visual Studio
What's the hardest part of being a programmer?
You must keep up with the fast pace of the industry.
What do you love the most about programming?
You always face new problems, and I love the challenge.
What's your definition of a good programmer?
A programmer who cares about building quality software
What language/framework are you most excited about?
I love C++
Any programming trend that you don't like?
I can't think of any.