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I agree with the comments that he was likely looking for HTML5 local storage, and may have expected you to have experience with it. Frankly, unless it was an integral requirement of the job and you stated you had experience with it, his expectation and reaction were unreasonable, in my opinion, for anyone with any amount of experience. Why? Because, three ...


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The 'correct' answer - at least, the one they were looking for - was indeed HTML5 LocalStorage (an excellent link by Steven Burnap). And the interviewer was probably being...well, I believe the technical phrase is "a bit of a knob". This is basically arrived at by process of elimination, in that a cookie cannot be anywhere near big enough, sessions are ...


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I would probably do this a third way, which is by adding a column to your rating table whose value is the average rating after that rating is applied. This means that this stage of the calculation will only need to be preformed once rather than every time your stored procedure is executed, resulting in somewhat better performance. Technically this results in ...


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As you probably know, Web API used to be a part of WCF and NOT part of the ASP.NET family. Microsoft tried to develop the technology under the WCF Web API moniker for several years, but eventually decided that they were probably trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. I think that makes sense. After all, WCF always does seems to be more "Service" ...


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Large companies do restrict which of their employees has access to their source code. And having access to source for one product does not mean you have access to source for all products. But I think this has less to do with preventing the kind of theft you're talking about, and more to do with avoiding accidental changes to the wrong code. One of the ...


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Why focus on how big companies handle it when small companies also have the same issues? I'm the sole backend developer for a small company and have access to all of my company's Git repositories, both at work and at home. In theory I could take all this work and run off with it at any moment. There are many reasons why I don't including, but not limited to: ...


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You're overestimating the importance of source code, and underestimating the importance of everything else in the value chain of selling software. Sure, a contractor might steal your source code. But what then? Will they be able to create a release, maintain the code further, contact your customers and sell them a knock-off for a lower price? Almost ...



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