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Graduated 2010 in Computer Science and Spanish, now working professionally in iOS development.


May
30
comment Wisdom of using open source code in a commercial software product
On the other hand, wanting a custom solution over the EF sounds a bit like NIHS. My data schema is quite complex with lots of relationships (foreign keys), and getting to the point where my custom solution manages those relationships as well as the EF would out-of-the-box would certainly take a while.
May
30
comment Wisdom of using open source code in a commercial software product
Even if performance is less of a concern, the EF gives me less control. Introducing caching is a bit harder if it becomes necessary down the road; Dapper would be easier to fit into a more custom solution, in addition to pushing the necessity of caching further down the road in the first place.
May
30
comment Wisdom of using open source code in a commercial software product
Dapper is complex because it's generalized. If I were to write my own solution, I would do a lot of boilerplate dataset-to-objects conversion code (i.e. MyClass.Property = set.Tables[0].Rows[i]["Property"].ToString()).
May
30
comment Wisdom of using open source code in a commercial software product
I don't know much about what happened. It was before I got here.
Mar
12
comment Referencing external javascript vs. hosting my own copy
@user16764 - or they take down their copy of jQuery for some reason (politics, who knows).
Nov
22
comment The value of an updated specification
I updated the question to clarify that it's our product; there's no external client.
Nov
22
comment The value of an updated specification
I updated the question to clarify that the "client" is us; there's no external client involved.
Nov
21
comment Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, automated testing, and SVN
The tests are for the back-end data stuff, not the front end that the designer would be modifying.
Jun
28
comment When is it OK to sacrifice the “neatness” of the design to get a project done?
@Ranieri - you mean none of the managers. I would hope that it would itch the programmers' minds a little.
Jun
16
comment Can a non-programmer successfully run a software company?
Oh, I know this model won't scale. Like I said, I'm working on getting SVN in use more effectively. :-)
Jun
6
comment Security for data produced by ASP.NET web serivce
@Wyatt Barnett - could you clarify what you're saying yes to? Are you saying it's a good idea to implement additional encryption?
Jun
2
comment Security for data produced by ASP.NET web serivce
@Wyatt Barnett - Is it ever necessary (or even advantageous) to encrypt the data sent over SSL in order to gain further protection, or are additional measures such as OAuth and API keys meant to protect against stuff like replay attacks and unauthorized service use?
Jun
2
comment Security for data produced by ASP.NET web serivce
@Steven A. Lowe - no smokescreen. I've been told that SSL plus some kind of key will indeed solve the security issue, but that it would be better to find another way in order to avoid the cost of setting up an SSL certificate, which I've been told is more than is being indicated here.
Jun
1
comment Security for data produced by ASP.NET web serivce
SSL will take a nontrivial amount of time to implement, because the site getting the certificate needs a unique IP, which means more router settings and stuff like that to configure.
Jun
1
comment Security for data produced by ASP.NET web serivce
The problem isn't as much the cost of buying the certificate as assigning the site a unique IP and the associated setup with that.
Jun
1
comment Security for data produced by ASP.NET web serivce
You mean without also doing something like SSL? Requests are made via HTTP, so anyone can watch the traffic and see what parameters are being passed. If not, then see my edit to the question to clarify.
Jun
1
comment Security for data produced by ASP.NET web serivce
Also, I believe you mean "there really isn't a good reason to be so stuck in 2004", or whatever year ASP 2.0 came out in. And you're right, and I'd love to be using newer stuff if only for the cool new C# 3.0/3.5/4.0 language features, but that's the basis for the platform I'm building on top of.
Jun
1
comment Security for data produced by ASP.NET web serivce
I want to avoid SOAP if possible, though. And is the concept of SOAP encryption useless if it's not already under SSL? My understanding of SOAP is that it's a fancier, more purposed XML structure. SOAP encryption just encrypts the meaningful data in the structure, as explained halfway down the page in the link I provided, under "Next comes the response:"
Jun
1
comment Security for data produced by ASP.NET web serivce
I want my data protected, but setting up SSL is apparently a pain, so I've been told to find other options and find out how this is done elsewhere (i.e. banks)
Jun
1
comment Best practices for web application Authentication/Security (Any Platform)
What's the reasoning behind using SSL instead of rolling one's own encryption? Would you consider using something like WS-Security rolling your own encryption? Setting up SSL can be a pain.