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Sep
27
awarded  Commentator
Sep
27
comment How to validate a given domain is owned by the user?
@DougM You are still missing the point. Sometimes a company buys a domain and has someone else host it. Sometimes a company who owns a domain sells usernames@domain and doesn't reserve postmaster@domain. Both of these scenarios and others would allow someone other than the owner to confirm that they were the owner in your system because you are making a false assumption
Sep
26
comment How to validate a given domain is owned by the user?
@MSalters technical ownership does not lie with the hosting company if the domain is registered to the actual company. The person who answers to postmaster@domain may not be the legal OR technical owner. So this method simply does not work.
Sep
26
comment How to validate a given domain is owned by the user?
@MSalters postmaster often goes to an email hosting company that is NOT the owner of the domain. Many mail hosting platforms selling username@domain don't reserve it or stop people using it, so even as an optional method it does not prove ownership
Sep
26
comment How to validate a given domain is owned by the user?
For many postmaster@domain simply doesn't go to the right person or anyone at all. While it technically might supposed to be a way to determine domain ownership you could not practically use this.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
4
comment How many mistakes does a good software developer make?
There is a significant difference between not being flawless and coding by trial and error (a bad thing).
Jun
10
comment What is the origin of the negative term “legacy code”
@Kickstart i think the problem with that is that the negativity doesn't stem from the name, but the code. :) 'Legacy' in general terms is just as positive and the spin that changing to'Heritage' adds is likely to be temporary.
Jun
10
comment What is the origin of the negative term “legacy code”
Pretty much any old code is a burden to add to or change because requirements change over time, developers move on or in hindsight you can always see ways it could have been done better. In business we don't have the luxury to refactor everything so there will always be a proportion of legacy code that we are encumbered with. This is the literal meaning of legacy.
Oct
23
comment Why didn't “cloud computing” offer appear earlier?
Don't forget that before broadband was widely available net connections wern't reliable enough to do this.
Sep
21
awarded  Teacher
Sep
14
answered Why are people laughing at visual basic?
Sep
14
comment Why are people laughing at visual basic?
Shame that people have chosen the answer that they like rather than the real answer.
Jun
20
comment Should a software developer get a yearly equipment budget?
the problem with developers always having the latest and greatest is that we can sometimes forget the typical user experience
Apr
18
awarded  Supporter