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Feb
25
reviewed Leave Closed Is procedural programming the root of all object oriented evil?
Feb
25
comment can a software be an ERP and CMS simultaneously
Well, using ERP is still a big claim. Read the Wikipedia Article to see what it normally would need to do. Actually it would be the job of the marketing team to decide how to name things. I am not aware there is any commonly used word for a system that is a kind of 'reduced' ERP.
Feb
25
comment can a software be an ERP and CMS simultaneously
Something like 'Ordering system' with admin CMS? It's no ERP (those are big things). I don't think there is really a name for this, it's just a specific combination of some typical features of a shopping web site.
Feb
25
answered can a software be an ERP and CMS simultaneously
Feb
25
comment What data should QR-Code contain to serve both my own and external QR-Code reader
The question you ink has the specific requirement that the person can't use the code himself in this scenario, but only the people at the door. This doesn't look like Tarilo advices against URLs in QR-Codes as a general rule.
Feb
24
comment Search technique - multiple hits, prioritise results
That's exactly what those search engines do. (Maybe you wouldn't even need the facet feature). You can create 'documents' and add lists of keywords to them, then define weights on the lists (documents with more than one hit will get higher scores). So you can not only have the number of hits weighted, but also say that the name (when number of hits otherwise equal) should get a higher weight. That's what you typically use for something like product search on a web site. There are a lot more options.
Feb
24
comment Search technique - multiple hits, prioritise results
You should look into faceted search with search engines like Apache Solr, Elastic Search or Sphinx. They do exactly what you try to implement (and a lot more).
Feb
20
comment Switch / select case etc. compared to If … ElseIf … Else
There is a large school following some mantra like 'the less chars is better to read' or something on that line. Your last example still has a few extra braces, repeats expr == over and over again. All in all introducing a few more places where you could have a typo or miss a detail. But mostly it's a matter of personal preferences and primarily opinion based (chances are question will be closed for that, there is not really a clear answer and discussions are off topic on Programmers.SE)
Feb
14
comment Should I save a simple list cookie in Javascript or PHP?
How 'relevant' is this data? After all a cookie only works in a single browser (and only until the user decides to clean up all cookies). That's not really a place to store data. User views in a different browser and his settings are gone? Similar for session (even worse, since lost when browser closed). This sounds like information that should be persistently stored in a database.
Feb
12
comment Do I continue developing an alternative existing solution, or am I wasting of time?
this is off topic for several reasons (primarily opinion based, what project one should take up next). But you are welcome to discuss this in the Whiteboard chat room of course.
Feb
12
comment Is debugging a waste of time?
Debugging is the one thing that taught me most about programming, forced me to learn things, find out why I made errors. Anyway, most bugs do not require a lot of 'learning' to be solved, they are just your fault to think about a problem properly. Go on, debug, don't try to evade problems.
Feb
11
comment Is it normal for developers to suggest feature ideas to product owners?
Sure, programmers often know a lot of things that the product owner never has heard of. Take web development, there are services, apis, any amount of libraries and plugins and user interface items. We often work with customers who do not have much more than a rough idea what they want to do, but no knowledge what are the common ways to implement them or what additional features would be possible.
Feb
11
comment how to check email address exist or not in php
No, the only way is to actually send the mail.
Feb
11
comment Scheduled website testing: Searching for a lightweight, simple solution
Apache JMeter would allow for recording something like this. Maybe the most primitive way could be to just use curl to do a few requests and somehow parse the results? Would depend on how complex the returned information is.
Feb
11
comment How to explain to layman the difference between Java and JavaScript
Interesting explanation. But somehow Netscape never really tried to copycat Java. The two languages are so different that this example would leave a totally wrong impression.
Feb
11
comment How to explain to layman the difference between Java and JavaScript
I don't know a single person who doesn't differentiate Java from JavaScript. Those two languages are so different in their concepts and implementations that it should be easy enough to point out the most important things. I would start with the typing discipline, Java's strong static type system makes it nearly the opposite of JavaScripts dynamic duck typing. (actually those languages do not have much more in common than the Java part in the name and even that was not much more than a marketing ploy)
Feb
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on low-level tag wiki excerpt
Feb
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on high-level tag wiki excerpt
Feb
5
comment Why do we need years in a software license?
discussed here: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/8243/…
Feb
3
comment Creating a online database creator
The first option sounds terribly cumbersome. Too far off the underlying database. You couldn't have proper indexing or relations. Can't see how this could be any faster than option two (or make it easier to implement relations). As long as you handle security issues properly option two should give you the most freedom to generate the whole set of common SQL queries from user input. Option one seems to try to emulate a database within a real database. (A lot would depend on the size of those tables and complexity of queries of course)