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15answers
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How much freedom should a programmer have in choosing a language and framework?

I started working at a company that is primarily a C# oriented. We have a few people who like Java and JRuby, but a majority of programmers here like C#. I was hired because I have a lot of experience ...
3
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2answers
776 views

How can web development bootcamps deliver on their promise?

I came across the concept of web development bootcamps, these 9-10 week intensive crash courses claim to teach beginners web development and help them get 80k starting salary jobs. Many of you might ...
4
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1answer
150 views

Order collisions in ecommerce

Suppose I have a web app where sellers add their products and set them as available for sale. Then I show a list of products in my mobile app, where I get products via my REST API. My problem: suppose ...
2
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1answer
144 views

How do these technologies go together?

Ruby on Rails Twitter Bootstrap Html5Boilerplate Backbone.JS or Knockout.JS I sort of understand what each one is individually, but my understanding isn't strong enough to understand whether ...
33
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3answers
2k views

How to train junior programmers for today's (complicated) web environment?

Currently our company develops applications consisting, most of the time, in Ruby on Rails web servers and a bunch of different REST clients, from kiosk systems in Java to embedded devices in C/C++ ...
3
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4answers
197 views

What is the relationship between a framework like RoR and a database?

I'm a front end developer...I've never done ANY backend, although I did take a course in databases once. (I have a comp sci degree; I'm a competent programmer, I just haven't done any backend web ...
4
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3answers
388 views

Why should we use externalized property files for an application?

I am currently working on a rails project and have a requirement where I want to be able to map a country name's initial letters to its ISD code. eg: IND => 91, USA => 1, etc. The broader question ...
34
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9answers
4k views

Developing on a production server

Today I got yelled at for developing an application on a production server. Quote, "developing on a production server is not acceptable - ever!" Here is the situation. I set up a development ...
0
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0answers
64 views

reading parameters and files on browser, looking how to execute on server

I have a site done in Rails, which uses javascript to load files and generate forms for the user to input certain information. Those files and parameters are then to be used in a fortran code on the ...
0
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3answers
239 views

How to deal with social login

In my new web app I'm going to allow social login through Twitter (maybe), Facebook and Google and I'm in search of the best way to do it. Actually I'm using Rails with Devise + Omniauth and this is ...
1
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1answer
781 views

Starting with Ruby on Rails? I see a lot of criticism everywhere. Is it okay to start with Rails now in 2012? [closed]

I have worked on C before and have never tried my hands on any web application creating framework. After some convincing from one of my friends I thought of giving Rails a go. Before starting to work ...
1
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2answers
353 views

Strictly from an employability perspective, what is the best web development framework to learn right now? [closed]

Even though Ruby on Rails seems to be the most popular with the most job openings, is there a compelling employability reason to learn django for example? Maybe because everybody's learning RoR and ...
6
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7answers
2k views

How to become a professional web developer from a C/C++ programmer? [closed]

I am currently a high school student and know how to use Pascal and C/C++ to take part in competitions such as the Informatics Olympiad. I have learned data structures and many algorithms to solve ...
7
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3answers
426 views

Why decouple view and controller (web)?

Why can't we put them in the same page, like each action paired up with its view? Not using code island, but controller code at top then view code at bottom? What are the problems with this approach? ...
1
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2answers
3k views

When to use JavaScript instead of Ruby in web development?

Right now I am developing web applications with ruby-on-rails. Sometimes I am having a hard time deciding which language to chose to solve my problems. The difference between HTML,CSS and the ...
1
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4answers
434 views

Learning PHP with a Rails/Django/Lift background

While I have been at university studying a CS degree I have been picking up web development on the side. As I started in the last couple of years, I have mainly been using Rack/Ruby based frameworks ...
3
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9answers
2k views

Mac or Linux for a secondary work machine? [closed]

I am a freelance web developer geared towards Ruby on Rails. The main components of my current working environment are a 27" iMac, Textmate and git/github (which is not going to change any time soon). ...
2
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3answers
496 views

What's missing in ASP.NET MVC?

I think that most people would agree that ASP.NET MVC is one of the better technologies Microsoft has given us. It gives full control over the rendered HTML, provides separation of concerns and suites ...
1
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7answers
434 views

Catering for client's web-hosting needs, minus the headaches?

I'll be trying to sell my Ruby on Rails development skills to small local businesses. It seems I'd be shooting myself in the foot if I couldn't manage to put their apps into production, in fact ...
4
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2answers
211 views

Is using YouTube a good, inexpensive solution to building a website that requires users to post videos?

I'm diving into web development after ten years of desktop development and I have an idea for a Rails website that will rely on users posting short videos (5 -15 mins) they've recorded. The website ...