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A long-time game developer and professional software developer. You can find my games on my casual gaming portal, Deen Games. You can read my C# articles at C# City and my Java articles at Java Eggs.

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Nov
14
comment How to Code Faster (Without Sacrificing Quality)
@Tony might be a good idea to start looking for a new job. In my experience, you always have to deal with that tradeoff though. Telling developers "you're slow" is not like telling developers "please cut corners and go fast now because the release schedule is more important right now."
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Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
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revised Are mutliple database calls really significant with a network call for a web API?
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accepted Are mutliple database calls really significant with a network call for a web API?
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Sep
3
comment Are mutliple database calls really significant with a network call for a web API?
It shouldn't (necessarily) depend on specifics, because I'm talking about order of magnitude.
Sep
3
comment Are mutliple database calls really significant with a network call for a web API?
Richard, I agree, and I actually know that. My question is why various people keep bringing up this point that "multiple DB calls are slow" when there's a network call involved. I really don't see how it can be significant.
Sep
3
comment Are mutliple database calls really significant with a network call for a web API?
I agree with you about measuring performance, which nobody seems to be doing. There's no proof that this is faster, but it just keeps coming up. Performance comes up as an issue when we have some calls that may make, say, 1000 DB SELECTs.
Sep
3
comment Are mutliple database calls really significant with a network call for a web API?
This is a good comment about our poor performance practices, but doesn't answer my question about whether DB calls are something to worry about when I have a network call already.
Sep
3
comment Are mutliple database calls really significant with a network call for a web API?
@DanPichelman that's what I'm asking too. Nobody seems to be taking and timing performance; we just get requirements to "fix the performance in X by combining all DB calls into a single call."
Sep
3
comment Are mutliple database calls really significant with a network call for a web API?
@Sign There is no network call between the API and the DB. They're guaranteed to be on the same machine, from what I understand.
Sep
3
asked Are mutliple database calls really significant with a network call for a web API?
May
26
comment Should I follow the normal path or fail early?
+1 this is a good point and actually gives something of an answer to the real question of how to order stuff with error conditions.
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asked How many bugs to expect
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Nov
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comment Should I focus on being deep or broad
In hindsight of who you are, this post is, really, epic. :)