Kudos & Milestones: May 2015

New Five Million Point Club Members:

Congratulations to the two latest members of the Experts Exchange Five Million Point Club: breadtan and strung!


New Savant: slightwv, a 2014 Most Valuable Expert, has earned 10,000,000 points in Oracle.

New Genius: Two members earned Genius certificates in Active Directory: tigermatt (his fourth), and Spec01 (his second). thinkpads_user earned his third Genius certificate, in Microsoft Operating Systems. gheist picked up his second, in Linux. Finally, Sembee2 earned his third, in Email Servers.

  • In his 15 years as a member, angelIII has now earned 40,000,000 points.
  • hanccocka reached the 21,000,000 point milestone, with 18,000,000 points in the VMware topic alone.
  • mlmcc moved up into sixth place in our Hall of Fame by earning 19,000,000 points.
  • Since joining, leew has earned 17,000,000 points.
  • jkr has reached the 15,000,000 point level.
  • ve3ofa has earned 8,000,000 points.
  • MASQUERAID is the 71st member to reach 7,000,000 points.

Awarded Articles:

Software Design: Dependencies, by Ray Paseur

In software development, the idea of dependencies is an issue of some importance. This article seeks to explain what dependencies are and where they can create a problem for growth or an opportunity for excellence. Read more here.

User Log In Using A Token, by Scott Fell

This demonstration started out as a follow up to recently posted questions on the subject of logging in. Originally, the question was focused on trying to eliminate the scenario where users click the submit button only to find out they were logged out and their updates are lost. See how to get around this in this article here.

Should I learn C before learning C++? Answer – NO!, by evilrix

At face value, it seems like reasonable advice to suggest that you should learn to code in C before learning C++; after all C++ is a super-set of C. Unfortunately, this advice overlooks some fundamental but very important differences between the two that may very well damage the student’s learning curve. Read more about why learning one before the other isn’t necessarily the best path here.

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