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How can I convince my client that the task was complex and the time I took is fair?

I am the single programmer working on a website handling both frontend and backend. Recently in my task list I have to provide a social news feed (activities among friends) which should summarize ...
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How to get feedback from the community on large chunks of code?

Code Review.SE is great when you need feedback on a precise, short piece of code. But where to get similar feedback about the code itself when: you have thousands of LOC, don't have colleagues in ...
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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 ...
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Why “in anger”? [closed]

In my readings yesterday, I encountered the phrase "in anger" a few times. I've never come across this before -- does it just signify a good old rant? Here are some examples: ...
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How can one find software development work that involves directly the final end user?

I've worked in software development for 15 years and, while there have been signficant personal achievements and a lot of experience, I've always felt detached from the man/woman-on-the-street, the ...
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Any guidelines for correcting others technical inaccuracies?

How often do you correct others when they say something that is inaccurate? For example I recently corrected someone when they kept referring to a forward slash as a backslash. He made the reference ...
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i want to make some programmer friends but dont know where to really look [closed]

I know this is one good place but what I'm really looking for is contacts, maybe seeing them online, have intelligent conversations etc. Where I live there isn't that many programmers around me ...
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Fun socializing programming ideas [closed]

Recently a friend of mine went the Hackfest sponsored by Quick Left. Which sounded like a lot of fun, and I kind of wish I could have participated in it myself. So, now I'm looking for ideas that ...
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Can I use silverlight for building SocialNetworking applicaiton?

I am wondering: how feasible it would be to start developing a social networking website entirely based on silverlight; This has been fairly discussed over the years in favor of HTML. Has something ...
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Curating projects of deceased friends

A very good friend of mine, and an avid programmer, recently passed away. He left nearly 40 projects on BitBucket. Most of them are public, but a few of them are marked as private. I've decided to ...
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.Net community in Germany [closed]

I recently moved to Germany and I'm interested in what German .Net community looks like. Do you know any regularly held workshops in Germany (around Mannheim preferably)?
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How bad can it be to lack teamwork when you are a programmer? [closed]

I'm still at school, and I know I have problems dealing with other people. I'm not an angry or shy or different, I just like to work my way and with my opinions while respecting other's, I have a big ...
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As a programmer, can you work with noise? [closed]

I'm here to post this question and know more about your thoughts on it: Can you work with noise? Sometimes, when you're developing something really tricky, your deadline is getting close, and ...
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What programming/software sub-cultures exist? What defines them? Which do you belong to? [closed]

To the outside world, programmers, computer scientists, software engineers, and developers may all seem alike, but that's far from the case for the people who create software for a living. Any single ...
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How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer? [closed]

Because I'm a programmer, people constantly ask me to fix their computer. How do you handle this situation? Do you make exceptions for relatives, friends and coworkers? Do you charge people for it?