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answered What is the difference between 'layer of abstraction' and 'level of indirection'?
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accepted why are all the functional programming tutorials so mathy?
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comment What are the steps in beginning a large project, when all I have is a big idea?
Not really an answer to your question but: Don't be afraid to fail. Don't listen to people who tell you you cant. The famous people you read about aren't famous because they were smart or talented. They are famous because they were persistent. Smart and talented people are a dime a dozen. Persistent people are far and few between.
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answered What are the steps in beginning a large project, when all I have is a big idea?
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awarded  Nice Question
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revised why are all the functional programming tutorials so mathy?
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comment why are all the functional programming tutorials so mathy?
@omouse - I have been writing software for over 12 years for some of the most successful businesses in their fields. I have also taught programming at a trade school part time after work. You assertion about the difficulty of learning programming is hogwash.
Aug
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comment why are all the functional programming tutorials so mathy?
only a little, i haven't tried the other 3 languages you suggested
Aug
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accepted How do I handle refactoring that takes longer than one sprint?
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revised How do I handle refactoring that takes longer than one sprint?
added answer to question since I can only accept one and two are valid
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asked why are all the functional programming tutorials so mathy?
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comment What is the best way to exchange files via authenticated web service?
@ZJR - that is a good idea too
Aug
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comment What is the best way to exchange files via authenticated web service?
@ZJR - she is going to have metadata associated with it, which would allow for the inclusion of the metadata and file in the same request. Its more convenience than anything.
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comment What is the best way to exchange files via authenticated web service?
@Aaronaught - She specifically asked how would I do it and why. My first edition of my answer had all of that information. Under your advice, which I agreed with, I added more information. I also commented on a common example of transferring binary files since you said you had not seen it done much.
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revised What is the best way to exchange files via authenticated web service?
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comment What is the best way to exchange files via authenticated web service?
@ZJR - the ascii based nature of base64 encoding is required because of the limitation that http has with handling only text
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comment What is the best way to exchange files via authenticated web service?
@Aeronaught - everytime you download a file directly via a url (e.g. http://foo.com/someFile.whatever) you are exchanging a file via REST
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revised What is the best way to exchange files via authenticated web service?
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comment What is the best way to exchange files via authenticated web service?
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