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comment How would you rate different website based on their content
I would most likely go for text analysis. Start with your last point, take those parts with a lot of text. Additionally go for text with long words and 'rare' words that do not appear often (compared maybe to an overall statistics with pages already in your data). Somehow similar to how scoring works in full text search (term frequency in the document compared to some overall term frequency). Maybe a tool like Apache Lucene would help (you will most likely use something as ElasticSearch for indexing anyway)
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
17
comment Access VBA/SQL “Run-Time error '424': Object required”
Hi, technical question of this type belong on Stack Overflow. Admins will migrate it there, so please do not double post.
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?
Feb
27
comment Why is an A element often used instead of a BUTTON for web design?
Because it works for a specific problem? Maybe you should some more detailed example where you see this used and why you think a button would work the same? Most likely they just want a link activated and a A tag does this 'natively' while for a button to do this you would have to write some js code.
Feb
26
comment Ruby on Rails database using static lookup tables or constant strings
This is not very typical for Ruby on Rails. Though one may decide in some cases to avoid extra queries (most likely not very efficient, since a db would cache such small lookup tables anyway). Maybe if you have very complex data structures and want to avoid a few extra joins in complex queries?. There are better ways in Rails to do this (eg avoiding a table totally and writing a tableless model with this data in a hash if it's only a few strings anyway).
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.