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bio website stevenxu.ca
location Canada
age 23
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
seen Jul 7 at 18:15

Hi friends! I'm Steven Xu. I'm an enthusiastic San Francisco software engineer focused on the Web.

In my spare time, I like to play and coach volleyball and dabble in linguistics, especially phonetics.


Oct
15
asked How can I integrate local web development environments with a central SSO solution?
May
24
awarded  Yearling
May
24
awarded  Editor
May
24
revised Convert list of 24-hour-precipitation values into total-by-hour
added 4 characters in body
May
24
answered Convert list of 24-hour-precipitation values into total-by-hour
Sep
30
awarded  Teacher
Sep
30
answered Is this a ridiculous way to structure a DB schema, or am I completely missing something?
Sep
18
comment Where should heavy development assets like specification documents and multimedia editor source files be stored?
That's an interesting idea. Better yet, perhaps you could even submodule the documents.
Sep
18
awarded  Student
Sep
18
asked Where should heavy development assets like specification documents and multimedia editor source files be stored?
Jan
27
comment “Forgot Password” - How to handle this?
There are additional "best practices" that, while not critical (like not storing the passwords in the first place), should be in place if time allows, including having the temporary access token expire on certain events and over time (so that someone's account is not compromised if his inbox is).
Jan
18
comment Understanding the stateless internet
What's the final paragraph (5 lines from the end) a reference to? I had an idea, but I didn't want to feel like a fool making any presumptions.
Jan
6
comment Dealing with a fundamental design flaw when you're new to the project
I think you might want to play with the wording a bit instead of directly saying "the right way to implement this would be Y". Turning it into a pure question "is there any reason why Y isn't used" gets the same point across without putting your foot down. Anyone will have a somewhat fragile ego when being questioned about their own code, and by appealing to their expertise (why did you pick X instead of Y) instead of challenging it (Y is/seems/feels better/cooler/easier than X) may elicit a more favourable response.
Dec
29
awarded  Supporter
Dec
19
awarded  Autobiographer