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Ryan is a freelance software engineer with over 10 years of software experience working with and for big-name clients such as Red Hat, Discovery Channel, AOL, Toyota, the National Academy of Sciences, and more. Ryan has helped teams deliver award-winning applications that drive business processes, site traffic, and profit. Ryan is the owner of Sonata Cove Sofware and puts his experience and creativity to work to build amazing solutions for the web, desktop and mobile devices. Ryan has a B.S. in Computer Science from UVA-Wise and a M.S. in Software Engineering from George Mason University.


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revised Woes of a Junior Developer - is it possible to not be cut out for programming?
Fixed punctuation.
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answered Should I allow my client to self host?
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comment What capabilities of Adobe Flash are not present in the WinRT API?
There are obviously other factors that go into it, but if you think about the amount of Flash on the web vs Silverlight on the web, it's a pretty massive gap. I don't work for Microsoft, and wasn't in the conversations, but install base is definitely a factor. Also, this is just in the touch mode of the browser. If you have to have Silverlight support, you can always drop back to desktop mode, which still has all the touch support enabled, it just doesn't have all the touch-centric chrome, at least in the Pro version (don't have an RT device to double check myself for that version, though).
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comment Web standards or risk avoidance?
What is the specific issue you're facing? IE8 was less standards compliant than IE9. Is your markup valid if you run it through the validator? -> validator.w3.org
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answered What capabilities of Adobe Flash are not present in the WinRT API?
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comment What is the best way to prove that in-code documentation is greater than extensive external documentation?
For one, internal code documentation can export to external code documentation (javadoc, and C# /// comments, for example). You can't go the other way.
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