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ruby (on rails), c++, python, pascal, vb, ti-basic, sql, js, jquery, html, xml, qt

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Jun
24
comment What does programming a server exactly mean?
'Programming as server' isn't a well defined technical term, so it depends very much on the context. More literally taken, it would mean to actually write the code of something as a web server. But most likely it just should mean writing any kind of code that runs on a server of some kind, so basically the same as 'server side programming'.
Jun
18
comment Do Rails Join Models Get Controllers?
That's totally ok. Quite typical actually and the only way to stay RESTful, otherwise you would have to add some non-REST actions to the UsersController.
Jun
17
answered What is the argument for singular nouns in RESTful API resource naming?
Jun
5
comment Any patent issue if I want to call my classes “signal/slot” as in Qt?
Others have used the signal/slot terms in various libraries (some as alternative options to Qt that are more lightweight). Si it seems that they are nor suing anybody about it.
May
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How other thread can show the incremented value unless the 1st thread reaches the return statement?
May
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is language-agnosticism and why is it called that way?
May
6
reviewed Leave Open Responding to app feature requests I'm not going to implement
May
4
comment How to make your JavaScript private?
@FaizAhmed in some sense it is, since (as you see from the only answer) obfuscating is the only option here (and not worth much). You must keep important stuff on the server and make sure that security doesn't depend on params sent from the browser.
May
3
comment How to not let anyone inspect elements of a webpage?
@RanaFaizAhmed: Also have a look at 'SQL injection', because moving the SQL to the server is not 100% the solution and mat still leave your site vulnerable.
Apr
3
comment As a programmer, are you professionally obliged to offer ongoing support after you've left a company?
Question at high risk to be "opinion based". Anyway, I think under no circumstances anybody is obliged to work for free. So for your special case this is a clear no. (Nothing there to keep you from being a nice guy if your company was nice to you too.)
Apr
2
comment How to handle or prevent all Admins and users being removed
How are the passwords hashed? There should be some library doing this and you could easily write a small script that allows you to generate a new password so you can insert it with SQL or write a script that inserts a admin user when needed. Otherwise of course you can always add some business rules that test if an admin is deleted and count the number of admins before doing so. But what if one of the two last admins leaves the company the other wants to delete his account and deletes his own (another business rule: no admin user can delete himself). But there should always be add ab admin.
Mar
24
comment Is open-sourcing previously-commercial engines a smart move?
@gnat Totally not a duplicate, since there are many more possible reasons to open source something, not only money (though some answers may be interesting in the more general context of this question).
Mar
20
comment Why many Ruby gems won't work on Windows
While it is in theory possible to work with Ruby on Window a lot of the 'drive' behind it, especially regarding gems (less core Ruby) comes from the Rails community. Those are Web Developers heavily based on OSS software and more at home in the Linux world (and Mac). So Windows isn't much of a target for many of them. Especially when the Windows part makes things difficult, mostly when compilation is involved. (Though I think that it should be possible to get mysql2 running)
Mar
20
comment How to maintain trade off between number of columns in table vs join operations?
Are you talking of one-to-one relationships?
Mar
20
comment How can I deal with a slow API in PHP?
Did you contact the owner/developer of this site? They may be able to change the API, since it would be in their own interest to have fewer requests. Otherwise you may even run the risk that they block you when they notice the traffic you generate.
Mar
20
comment why is len not a reserved keyword in python
This is similar for most object oriented languages (especially the dynamic ones and those with the "everything is an object" approach). Keywords are only the core syntax. All the classes, even those that belong to the standard libraries, are nothing special compared to classes written by the user. (and I really do not see why there should be a reason to down vote this question)
Mar
16
comment How to create a some kind of value for sentences?
I think this will give you most information you need: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/49550/…
Mar
12
comment Why do we use hungarian notations on local variable but not on function or global variable?
People still use hungarian notation?
Mar
6
comment Does commercial mean when you earn money by putting a ad to support you or is it something else like for a big company?
asked here
Mar
4
answered Why does Rails do config in code?