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location Utah
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Senior Software Engineer & Internet Consultant

My expertise is in web development. I prefer an MVC architecture (CakePHP).

Experienced in:

  • Web Development
    • LAMP Stack
    • CakePHP
    • MySQL
    • PHP Unit
  • Platforms
    • Mac
    • Linux
  • Development Process
    • git repositories
    • git flow & github flow
    • PHPCode_sniffer
    • Agile Sprints & Waterfall
    • Bugzilla & Jira
    • Selenium

When I am not writing code, I enjoy watching movies, backpacking, making backpacking gear, and playing fun card games.


Apr
28
awarded  Yearling
Apr
28
awarded  Yearling
Feb
13
awarded  Commentator
Feb
13
comment Architecting Challenge: How would you write an opensource script installer to run in a browser?
+1 very thorough answer. It looks like you thought in dept about the install process. Love the ideas you address here.
Feb
8
revised Architecting Challenge: How would you write an opensource script installer to run in a browser?
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Feb
8
comment Architecting Challenge: How would you write an opensource script installer to run in a browser?
I think it is clear in the update. This needs to be a GUI in a web browser that installs to the users remote box via FTP. As far as I know, you cannot run a YUM command using FTP. In addition, the user may not have permissions to YUM.
Feb
7
awarded  Editor
Feb
7
comment Architecting Challenge: How would you write an opensource script installer to run in a browser?
My apologies @S.Lott. I reread what I wrote and it appears I was assuming too much. I have updated the description with a clarification / requirements. Please let me know if more clarification is needed.
Feb
7
revised Architecting Challenge: How would you write an opensource script installer to run in a browser?
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Feb
7
comment Architecting Challenge: How would you write an opensource script installer to run in a browser?
So how would you design something like that? I know about many of those applications. I am trying to determine the best method of automated installation for a user from a point and click interface from the browser.
Feb
7
awarded  Student
Feb
6
comment Architecting Challenge: How would you write an opensource script installer to run in a browser?
Wow. I didn't realizing asking questions on here would cause such an uprising. I thought this would be a great place to collaborate and get feedback. It turns out if you happen to think outside the box and try to come up with processes that don't conform to existing processes, it's not the place to do it. I apologize for asking the question.
Feb
6
comment Architecting Challenge: How would you write an opensource script installer to run in a browser?
DMX, it would be similar to bitnami. @S.Lott, I am not trying to argue with you. But if I told my wife to ssh into a box and do the install via YUM, she would need to be walked through every step with someone sitting beside her. In addition, a user with a hosting account does not always have access to YUM permissions. The challenge stands, if you had to do a web based install, how would you chose to do it? The WHY does not matter for this question. If it is too difficult for you to answer, then just ignore it.
Feb
6
comment Architecting Challenge: How would you write an opensource script installer to run in a browser?
Only if you are taking it to the extremes. But we can prompt a user to fill out a form. Even the ignorant user can do that. What they will not be able to do is log into a host and setup a mysql database and then fill out the form with the credentials of said database.
Feb
6
comment Architecting Challenge: How would you write an opensource script installer to run in a browser?
YUM and RPM are great if you are tech savvy enough to use them. Keep in mind this is intended to be a web application that someone with little to no tech experience can use to install their scripts. Most of them will think you are telling them to be quiet if you even mention sh.
Feb
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asked Architecting Challenge: How would you write an opensource script installer to run in a browser?
Nov
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awarded  Good Answer
May
27
awarded  Enthusiast
May
9
answered How do I use programming experience at a non-programming position on my resume for a programming position?
May
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answered When does freelancing become a start-up?