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Mar
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accepted What is the value proposition of “build, release, run”?
Mar
7
comment What is the value proposition of “build, release, run”?
Our code requires us to create some empty directories, to create a particular file and symlink some modules together after initial drop. Salt makes it reproducible, but there's no sane way to copy it back into the main repository, and I think our Salt opscode is wrapping or hiding architectural problems in the application(s). Strictly speaking, though, are we actually violating this "factor"? Maybe you can make anything a 12 factor app with enough opscode, but OTOH everyone has to use some kind of opscode and deployment tools. I guess the value of this factor is "less" opscode?
Mar
6
accepted Architecture: Should I schema validate incoming reply messages?
Mar
6
asked What is the value proposition of “build, release, run”?
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
31
comment Help in understanding computer science, programming and abstraction
Here is a paradox! You want to avoid abstractions to learn to create them.
Jan
30
comment Writing a valid test case for validating XMLs
Beware that xsd can create a hyper rigid schema. Take the time to understand how schema changes will impact you with respect to forwards/backwards compatibility.
Dec
1
accepted Is there a Factory Pattern distinct from Abstract Factory and Factory Method?
Nov
30
asked Is there a Factory Pattern distinct from Abstract Factory and Factory Method?
Nov
5
accepted “Vendor” name changes when the vendor name changes
Nov
3
asked “Vendor” name changes when the vendor name changes
Jul
20
comment How do you keep your basic skills from atrophy?
I have edited the question to remove the nuances of "career" and "education" that it had. Is it a better fit now?
Jul
20
revised How do you keep your basic skills from atrophy?
Remove "career" and educational trigger words
Jul
20
comment How do you keep your basic skills from atrophy?
@Snowman Yes, I read the link. I'm not arguing (in this comment thread) whether it is on- or off-topic. I'm arguing that you weren't right to say "experience (again, whose?) has proven they have little value".
Jul
20
awarded  Good Question
Jul
20
comment How do you keep your basic skills from atrophy?
@Snowman whose experience? 25 upvotes is a "Good Question" badge. This question was also answered by a StackExchange staffer and highly ranked community member. So the community itself has clearly stated that it is a valuable question. Period. Off-topic? Remains to be seen, but valuable? Yes.
Jun
3
comment Architecture: Should I schema validate incoming reply messages?
@DanArmstrong it sounds like you're talking about Postel's Law, which was directly quoted in an early TCP spec.
Jun
3
comment Architecture: Should I schema validate incoming reply messages?
@RobertHarvey Basically agreed, but to be clear the service doesn't provide the schemas automatically with the exchanges. It provides them once during initial setup.
Jun
3
comment Architecture: Should I schema validate incoming reply messages?
@RobertHarvey The service provides various XSDs describing the schema for requests and replies.
Jun
3
comment Architecture: Should I schema validate incoming reply messages?
@RobertHarvey You don't regard an XSD as a formal specification of a data object's interface?