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I've been spending over the last decade of my life building games.

I have a deeply seeded love of Python and the open source community as a whole.

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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Generalist
Jan
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answered Advanced JavaScript design patterns
Jan
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answered Coding in known language or learning a new one in free time?
Jan
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accepted Are there any downsides or problems with Haskell?
Jan
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comment Are there any downsides or problems with Haskell?
Beautiful, thanks.
Jan
25
comment Are there any downsides or problems with Haskell?
Interesting notes (and link) on graph manipulation/traversal in a pure functional world. Hadn't considered that.
Jan
25
comment Are there any downsides or problems with Haskell?
@ChaosPandion: I've heard the same.. But if you're not melting your brain, are you actually trying? ;) Also, I wouldn't really regard myself a lesser programmer, so I'm not overly concerned about that ;)
Jan
25
comment Are there any downsides or problems with Haskell?
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner: Thanks for the link. However, there still isn't any reference to any technical downsides to Haskell.. Could it be there aren't any? ;)
Jan
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asked Are there any downsides or problems with Haskell?
Jan
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answered How do you evaluate a small piece of code?
Jan
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answered open source flash environments
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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comment Would it make more sense to use a framework to build an commerce site, or build it from the ground up?
When I did my own research (before moving to Python), I found that Yii had the best ab tests (mind you, these were trivial tests). CI had decent results and it appealed to me because I was up and running in no time. However, at the time it supported both PHP 4 and 5 so there was extra overhead. AFAIK, this is no longer the case so it the old ab tests that I checked out would no longer be relevant.
Jan
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comment Would it make more sense to use a framework to build an commerce site, or build it from the ground up?
I haven't used either personally. Zend is (AFAIK) used more in enterprise level applications (although I believe this is more due to legacy reasons than anything else really). I've known people you have used CakePHP and who have enjoyed using it. Another one that you may want to look into is Kohana. I've known a few companies who have sworn by that for their app development (although one of the two moved to Yii).
Jan
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comment Would it make more sense to use a framework to build an commerce site, or build it from the ground up?
I've used CodeIgniter and Yii in the past. Yii has quite a bit more of a learning curve than CI (and not quite as bit of a community), but (imho) was more enjoyable to work with. CI can get you up and running in very little time. Personally I'd recommend playing with both if you have the time and deciding for yourself.
Jan
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comment Would it make more sense to use a framework to build an commerce site, or build it from the ground up?
So, you'd suggest dealing with plumbing rather than concentrating on deliverables, even with the OP's experience (or lack thereof) with the language? Nothing against the OP, but if he just learned the language for this specific project, there's a TON that he could learn from frameworks as well as a TON of bugs and vulnerabilities that could be avoided by using a written and battle tested framework.
Jan
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answered Would it make more sense to use a framework to build an commerce site, or build it from the ground up?
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answered Should a PHP beginner use a framework?
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