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Apr
17
comment Are there any (free) video formats that include channels for arbitrary time-dependant data?
The SMIL markup language does precisely what you're asking, timestamped metadata for multimedia.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Apr
17
comment Video call integration in commercial mobile application
VTC as off topic. This is a tool recommendation. However, you might want to look at Twilio video as an option.
Apr
17
accepted Is an enterprise-wide data model truly feasible?
Apr
16
awarded  Guru
Apr
13
comment Most effective way to increase programmer salary besides just doing your job?
Your goal should be to find your own clients rather than going through a third party vendor. What you're doing now is known as Staff Augmentation and isn't necessarily the best situation. In many cases clients look at staff aug contractors as less valuable than employees (even though they spend more on them). It's difficult but finding your own work is more desirable than going through a third party.
Apr
12
comment Why are more programmers not freelance these days?
@jmoreno. I elaborated on what I meant with many arguments could be addressed with the right approach
Apr
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
24
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
21
answered What is the origin of the tag property in UI toolkits?
Mar
17
reviewed Leave Open Is it possible to use the Android layout system in a desktop java application?
Mar
17
reviewed Leave Open Mixing jQuery with JavaScript
Mar
17
comment Mixing jQuery with JavaScript
jQuery IS JavaScript...it just provides a convenience layer for accessing and manipulating the DOM which if you have jQuery I agree you shouldn't be doing. But if you're using jQuery there is no avoiding using JavaScript. Perhaps your mystery commenter realized his folly.
Mar
17
reviewed Close Using Unlicensed Code
Mar
16
comment Evaluating productivity differences in different work stations
Had an answer backed up by research and cross supporting authors. But this was closed as opinion-based. There's factual evidence out there that supports distributed work.
Feb
27
answered Constructor-only subclasses: Is this an anti-pattern?
Feb
24
answered Domain Modeling - Offerings vs. Usages
Feb
18
answered Building an Amazon S3 based file sharing app using FTP
Feb
13
comment Is using digital signatures and bytecode machines a viable technique to make reverse engineering hard?
There is a hardware based DRM solution that stores your application encrypted on a USB key. But like others have said even this can be foiled because at some point your application will be loaded into memory and a determined person can recover it from there.
Feb
13
comment Using Facebook to authenticate, how to link to user record in my app? Email?
You should provide a way to link existing accounts (look at stack exchange for an example). of course it might be difficult to make that happen if the user has done a lot to n your system under both accounts. Perhaps make it available only during signup. It's hard to get everything perfect.