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May
22
comment CMS updates into subversion -> review process
You are right in principle. I use svn repos for the sites. Most of these sites have a lot of custom code, if I used the updater, then all my code would have to be packaged, which is unnecessary overhead. Also, I have used this method for years for Joomla 1.0 and 1.5 sites. One additional challenge is that Joomla has 3 kinds of extensions, which use at least 5 folders in my case. You are right, its not impossible to achieve
Mar
26
comment CMS updates into subversion -> review process
can you elaborate a bit on how svn export would be used. The problem with Joomla is that every extension modifies usually 4 or more folders with Joomla. So the core system and extensions (3rd party of custom developed) are heavily intermingled
Feb
25
comment CMS updates into subversion -> review process
Good idea, I'm using externals already for Symfony projects. Because Joomla extensions go into at least 5 different folders, it'll be a long list, but I guess I only have to do this once. The other complication is that Joomla moved to git with 3.0 I think, but I'll double check that.
Feb
25
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Feb
25
comment CMS updates into subversion -> review process
@florian. Not at this point
Feb
25
comment CMS updates into subversion -> review process
Thank you. For a wide variety of reasons I can not simply change from subversion, I'm looking for improvements that still use svn
Feb
24
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Feb
18
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Feb
18
comment CMS updates into subversion -> review process
Thanks, I didn't take enough time first time around. I hope you have a good sense of smell ;)
Feb
18
revised CMS updates into subversion -> review process
rewrite based on suggestion, make more goal oriented, ask clear questions of what I want
Feb
15
asked CMS updates into subversion -> review process
Dec
21
comment Hiring programmers for small companies?
@bob I second Jeff O, you are highly likely to not charge enough, this is from own experience - can you check a) billable hours per week - target 30 at least b) billable hours per project - needs to be 100% c) hourly rate - when has it increased last? Also, why can't you establish yourself in a newer technology, such as PHP in parallel? For example we have adopted the Symfony framework by hiring a contractor to do 2 projects for us, then he mentored on a third and we are go.
Sep
8
accepted “positively formulated” vs. “reads as english sentence” style logic
Sep
8
comment “positively formulated” vs. “reads as english sentence” style logic
thanks for the comments - I think when setting up coding guidelines choosing one style is better than "everyone does what they want"
Sep
6
asked “positively formulated” vs. “reads as english sentence” style logic
Jul
29
awarded  Supporter
Mar
25
awarded  Scholar
Mar
25
accepted WHat are the benefits of placing the concatenation character at the end or beginning of a line
Mar
25
comment WHat are the benefits of placing the concatenation character at the end or beginning of a line
not sarcasm, but I may have exaggerated about everyone. Everyone at my company uses ORM.
Mar
17
comment WHat are the benefits of placing the concatenation character at the end or beginning of a line
Thanks again everyone for the feedback. We'll switch to beginning of line - and we already use that type of indentation above