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I mainly program in C and Python. Having said that I have played around with a number of languages including C#, C++, and Erlang and my latest toy Go.


Dec
22
awarded  Yearling
Aug
27
accepted Web app outgrowing current framework
Aug
27
comment Web app outgrowing current framework
Good point. In fact I've already begun looking into Celery. Hopefully it'll provide the flexibility that I require but I'm not entirely sure it will be able to handle everything that I am going to throw at it.
Aug
22
comment Web app outgrowing current framework
@ronnieaka Play is an interesting framework but I'm not entirely sure what it offers over and above Java EE 7. From what I have read Java EE 7 includes all the features that I require in one nice easy to manage packages.
Aug
21
comment Web app outgrowing current framework
@WayneKoorts Sure. The problem I'm currently facing is mixing a website frontend with a distributed backend written in differnet languages (there is some C++, Erlang and Haskell stuff to consider). Tasks need to be dispatched from the web frontend to the many backends asynchronously and reliably as well as also having certain tasks run regularly like a cron script but spread amongst these different systems. I'm striggling to find a clean and elegant solution for all these requirements in Django.
Aug
19
comment Web app outgrowing current framework
I've also got a toy framework writtin in C++ which has potential to be expanded to do what I want it to do but then that would leave a lot maintenence burden on my shoulders and I'm not sure I'll have the time to expand and maintain it.
Aug
19
comment Web app outgrowing current framework
I've certainly considered other alternatives with Python, even a custom built Python framework but the fact of the matter is that the project has many distributed elements to it which from my own understanding is something that Java EE 7 could provide a big boost towards.
Aug
19
asked Web app outgrowing current framework
May
18
asked Researching the growth of functional languages
Feb
20
comment Why doesn't “object reference not set to an instance of an object” tell us which object?
@jgauffin I'm saying if you have a choice then go with the debugger in preference to other tools. Of course if you don't have that choice then it is a bit of a non-starter. Clearly this is not the case with this question which is why I gave the answer I did. If the question had been how do you fix this issue on a clients computer with no way to do remote debugging (or local debugging) my answer would have been different. You seem to be trying to warp my answer in ways which have no relevance to the question at hand.
Feb
20
comment Why doesn't “object reference not set to an instance of an object” tell us which object?
@jgauffin I'm saying that you can use a debugger to see why an exception is being thrown in real world code rather than synthetic unit tests that might not actually fully test the code in question or the unit tests themselves may have bugs in which causes them to miss bugs in the real code. A debugger trumps just about any other tool I can think of (except perhaps things like Valgrind or DTrace).
Feb
19
awarded  Caucus
Jan
21
comment Frustration with Java Swing layout managers
Ah right. Thank you for the correction.
Jan
19
comment Frustration with Java Swing layout managers
In all the layout managers I have used I think Xcode (since they merged Interface Builder with it) is pretty hard to beat. I don't program for Mac OS X / iOS any more but I do miss the tools.
Jan
16
awarded  Populist
Jan
16
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
16
awarded  Mortarboard
Jan
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
16
answered I hate one of our coding standards and it drives me insane, how to process it?
Dec
22
awarded  Yearling