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I am a groovy/java/ruby/web developer.

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Feb
11
comment Is it normal for developers to suggest feature ideas to product owners?
IMO this is a very good thing and very healthy. Product owners may be experts on the business domain but are likely not aware of every new technology or technical approach that is available. In addition, developers may have insights about the system that comes from the different perspective of working directly with the code. You definitely want to stay with a company that welcomes ideas from everyone, no matter the role. It doesn't mean that the owners are clueless, it means that they are open to everyone's ideas.
Dec
16
comment Running SQL Server Express on Micro/Extra Small VM
The cost for running a Small instance is very low if you use reserved instances.
Dec
8
comment How can a server side language span many servers?
Java itself does not offer load balancing as part of the language; its provided as part of the server platform.
Sep
19
comment Is it appropriate for interviewers to ask candidates for their Stack Exchange user name?
If someone had never heard of StackOverflow, that would mean that they probably have never used Google to look for a solution to a technical problem.
Sep
3
comment Specific reasons for still using Subversion?
@Lucas - git has something called submodules which may be a good substitute for svn:externals
Jul
14
comment What kind of metrics should I collect for a website/web app
Agreed, but it's important to consider the page load time since it's an important part of the performance of a site.
Jul
14
comment How important would a statistics course be to a software developer?
Zed Shaw on this topic: zedshaw.com/essays/programmer_stats.html
Jul
14
comment What kind of metrics should I collect for a website/web app
Time spent serving a page is typically only a small fraction of page load time, from a site visitor's perspective.
Jul
14
comment What kind of metrics should I collect for a website/web app
this would be good to move over to the Webmasters SE
Jul
14
comment Assembly as a First Programming Language?
@whatsisname but you can use something like an Arduino to blink LEDs and move motors without having to learn assembly
Sep
19
comment People's experience of Cloud Computing (using Force.com)
It could be a career dead end because you would be locking your development experience into a very specific platform that isn't transferable to other applications.
Sep
18
comment What should I do to scale out an high-traffic website?
This answer has more to do with client side performance and nothing to do with scaling out on the server side.
Sep
14
comment Is it bad etiquette to ask a potential employer how they score on the Joel Test?
It's very common for recruiters to reformat your resume with their letterhead, and sometimes edit a bit, but putting your name on someone else's resume is clearly unethical and makes you look like a jerk by association.
Nov
16
comment What are the benefits of using Dependency Injection and IoC Containers?
I think this has been answered to death on SO