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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 :)
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.
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.
Sep
26
comment Using a CMS that I'm not familiar with just for the sake of the job?
@janoChen The WordPress market, right now, is very volatile. It is oversaturated with developers, and I have a feeling the codebase is going to go through a major overhaul very shortly here. I'd strongly, strongly suggest working with other CMSes like Joomla! or Drupal because the WordPress outlook could change very quickly.
Sep
26
comment Overcoming general lack of UI design skill in developers
@Caleb I agree completely. I get kinda stuck in my web mindset since that's all I do, haha
Sep
26
comment Overcoming general lack of UI design skill in developers
Color and rounded buttons are a graphics concern and really have nothing to do with UX. A better question for UX would be "what does our user think of our site with x color scheme vs y color scheme" and the placement of said buttons.
Sep
14
comment Interviews: How far to go on DVCS experience?
@James Khoury I asked "Can you tell me about your experience with Git?" and the candidate responded "Yes, I've worked with GitHub" so I think I prompted a response that was a little more elaborate than that. I'm not a pro-interviewer, though :)
Aug
20
comment How do I improve my skills working in a small shop?
@CKoenig yes, but don't feel obligated to accept one answer here. This site is slightly more discussion driven than others. Also, I'd look for open source projects that you think are interesting and have a go at it. It sounds like you would find it fun :)
Aug
17
comment Is there an analogue to “FizzBuzz” for choosing clients?
@Joel Etherton - that pretty much sums up my freelance career exactly. I think some freelancers are too static with their rate and suffer because of it.