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Entrepreneur, developer, devops, sysadmin, whatever. I own Serenity Software.

You can find me on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/jordanambra

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Feb
28
comment Selecting the (right?) technology and environment
@Richard: but why pay people + software licenses if you can just pay people? And I'm really referring to server licensing costs, not developer IDE money, which as you mentioned is relatively cheap. Unless I've just been seeing it done wrong, once you start to try to scale your server hardware out, you have to pay for quite a few server licenses and CALs. That's the killer. Sure, it isn't going to bite you when you're running debug localhosts, but again, if you're really trying to run a lean business, why pay even an extra $1000 if you have other viable options?
Feb
27
comment Selecting the (right?) technology and environment
I would like to point out that BizSpark expires after 3 years, which means you will be paying full price for your MS stack on year 4. Depending on how much software and how many servers you're running, that can far outweigh any cost from spending extra cycles at the beginning learning the open source alternative.
Feb
27
answered Selecting the (right?) technology and environment
Feb
22
answered How to solve conflicts with another programmer
Feb
17
awarded  Critic
Feb
17
comment Learn a NoSQL or become a badass with traditional RDMS - Where is/will the work be?
Your comment is more an indictment of nosql databases than an actual answer to the question. He clearly said in his question (unless it's been edited since you answered) that he's not asking about which is better.
Feb
17
comment Is software innovation still primarily North American and European? Why, and for how much longer?
It has a few weasel words but other than that it's a perfectly legitimate question. Even on the hypothetical that he was being disingenuous with the question, it's still a valid discussion point since it can help us all be less myopic about who's using whose software.
Feb
16
comment Why are Javascript for/in loops so verbose?
I can promise you that a call to $.each is not going to break the performance of your web application. What you do in that iterator might, but not the each itself.
Feb
15
comment What is an integration test exactly?
I think S.Lott just gave you a grammar->society integration test.
Feb
15
comment Should curly braces appear on their own line?
It doesn't matter how smart you are or how ingrained the coding standard around single line omitted curlies is: if you're looking to solve a problem or bug, you will likely miss that the curlies were omitted. And for a grand total of 2 seconds of work, is it really so bad to be explicit?
Feb
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Feb
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Feb
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answered Inspiring People
Feb
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awarded  Autobiographer