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C#
ASP.Net
PHP
T-SQL
Flash
Flex
Silverlight
ArcGIS Engine
ArcGIS Server


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comment Are Intel compilers really better than the Microsoft ones?
Probably because when a company is used to a set of tools and its quirks, they tend to stick with it. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
Jul
21
comment Did eastern PKUFFT algorithm beat FFTW3 (Fastest FFT on the west) 20 fold?
@Brendan Implementations of an algorithm to calculate a Fast Fourier Transform.
Jun
27
comment Legal concern over “borrowed” code
Legal questions should always be answered by picking up the phone and calling a lawyer, not posting them to be answered by random people on the internet.
Jun
27
comment Is there a secure way to add a database troubleshooting page to an application?
I would never add a way for an end-user to execute arbitrary SQL against your database. Give the information to the DBAs and let them do their job.
Jun
23
comment Why Should I Avoid Inline Scripting?
Reuse and separating design from implementation are two reasons not to inline off the top of my head.
Jun
23
revised Do I own copyright of program I made in own time?
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Jun
23
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Jun
22
comment Is it acceptable to decompile someone else's code for the purpose of learning what they did, and how they did it?
@Frustrated No, but he might be able to keep the OP out of jail.
Jun
22
comment Is it acceptable to decompile someone else's code for the purpose of learning what they did, and how they did it?
@zenbike I'm not making a moral statement. I'm discussing what one current U.S. law states.
Jun
22
comment Is it acceptable to decompile someone else's code for the purpose of learning what they did, and how they did it?
@zenbike If the DMCA applied to you (which it doesn't since you're not in the U.S.) and you met all of the conditions (not publishing, contacting the author for permission, etc.), then, yes, you'd be able to reverse engineer for learning purposes. You're not able to fulfill those requirements, though, since you're assuming no contact with the author; therefore, the exceptions don't apply in your case.
Jun
22
comment Is it acceptable to decompile someone else's code for the purpose of learning what they did, and how they did it?
@Frustrated You're right; I automatically assumed they were in the U.S. Doesn't apply elsewhere, of course. (And the UAE is definitely not the U.S.)
Jun
22
comment Is it acceptable to decompile someone else's code for the purpose of learning what they did, and how they did it?
@zenbike Don't forget the DMCA. "The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) generally prohibits circumvention of technological protection measures. On its face, since circumvention is generally required for reverse engineering, this prohibition would prevent reverse engineering of those measures that control access to a copyrighted work." From here. And since you can't contact the author, the exceptions for reverse engineering mentioned don't apply.
Jun
21
comment What causes bad performance in consumer apps?
You're assuming things went wrong. At some point someone said "that's good enough" and shipped their product. If end users accept it, well, there it is. (Not saying it's right, but there has to be a balance between ship it now and ship it never.)
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
answered Looking for the fastest way to collect form data
Jun
17
comment Looking for the fastest way to collect form data
20 pages? I'd hate to have to fill that out....