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bio website nicbertino.com
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Apr
3
comment Letting go of a project
Sounds like it is time to start your next 6 year niche product :)
Mar
14
comment What does facebook's new photo tagging patent mean for developers?
@jfrankcarr as a developer at a law school, I think you'd regret that.
Mar
11
comment Web development: no local server workflow
@MatthewScharley I already implement guard and think it'd be great in this situation.
Mar
11
comment Web development: no local server workflow
I have a LOT of flexibility - we run gigabit between the two sources, so speed shouldn't be an issue at all. I might just have to test it out for awhile and see if it is fast enough.
Mar
11
comment Web development: no local server workflow
We don't currently implement a build step. I'm on the path to learning VIM, but not quite there yet. Thanks for your input!
Mar
11
comment Is switching from a CVCS to a DVCS a considerable bandwidth save?
@stijn I'd say a combination of both. The straight-over conversion yielded quite a drastic increase, and tweaking it further reduced the size even more. In looking for evidence to support my experience, I found this article: codeforest.net/git-vs-svn which states that the Mozilla project found similar gains when switching away from SVN, although no direct link/evidence from Mozilla.
Mar
11
comment Is switching from a CVCS to a DVCS a considerable bandwidth save?
The size of the .git folder is/was ~346mb. I'm not sure what the entire directory tree is now, but my baseline is the size of our gitolite server repo versus the size of the svn repo.
Mar
11
comment Is switching from a CVCS to a DVCS a considerable bandwidth save?
In our SVN -> git conversion, we went from a 4.06gb codebase to 346mb. Imagine the bandwidth savings every time the codebase was checked out/cloned :)
Feb
10
comment Newbie to Intermediate PHP Programmer - How to Deal with Maintenance Spaghetti Code?
But what is there to fix? What exactly is the problem? Does it just need to be refactored?
Feb
10
comment Newbie to Intermediate PHP Programmer - How to Deal with Maintenance Spaghetti Code?
$site = $website; wat.
Nov
30
comment Controllers in CodeIgniter
I agree, but I think a lot of people who are new to MVC don't realize the role of helpers, so at 1000+ lines of code, I'm sure they'd come in handy somewhere :)
Nov
30
comment Controllers in CodeIgniter
I get this as an overview of MVC, but I think some information regarding helpers would benefit the OP more, as functions should probably be defined there?
Oct
18
comment How to learn C in two days (if I already know C++)?
@CaseyPatton you should just charm the heck out of the interviewer :P
Oct
18
comment Are 9 to 5 programmers looked down upon?
@Jalayn I agree completely, work should be done at work. I interpret "9 to 5" programmers as those that just go to work, program, and never do anything outside of that timeframe.
Oct
18
comment How to learn C in two days (if I already know C++)?
I'm not really sure that this is a reasonable request - and I mean reasonable in that you can attain your goal in such a short period of time.
Oct
8
comment How does an (experienced) beginner jump into open source?
@MattBettinson if your question was more geared toward the process of contribution, I think you would have a valid (new) topic - unfortunately, I agree with ChrisF that the other questions should give you answers.
Oct
8
comment How does an (experienced) beginner jump into open source?
Are there any in particular that you'd like to work on? It might help to know what kind of process they use - for example, GitHub's pull requests are (imo) very beginner friendly.
Sep
26
comment Anonymous chat and fear of talking openly
I agree with the first point wholeheartedly - there's an issue when it turns into a wholly negative venting session.
Sep
26
comment Anonymous chat and fear of talking openly
I'd say play it safe, but if it is that important, you should really be talking to them about it (that's my thought, anyway)
Sep
26
comment Using a CMS that I'm not familiar with just for the sake of the job?
@janoChen it really comes down to the right tool for the job - WordPress is a great blogging platform, but it takes a lot of modifying to replace what a CMS/Portal system provides. Larger clients/businesses will have needs that differ from what WP has to offer.