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Feb
23
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Feb
22
comment Determining if language/framework/technology is 'Future-proof'
@MotiveKyle What domain are you interested in? Web programming? What kind of frameworks are you wanting to evaluate?
Feb
22
comment Determining if language/framework/technology is 'Future-proof'
@MotiveKyle I think the underlying issue (and I suffer from this) is "Is what I have chosen to learn worth the time/effort I am about to put into it?". With so many options it can be overwhelming to figure out how best to invest time/energy for the biggest payoff in our chosen line of work.
Feb
22
comment Determining if language/framework/technology is 'Future-proof'
@MotiveKyle A quick search brought me this ... tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html not sure if this is helpful but its interesting none the less.
Feb
22
answered Determining if language/framework/technology is 'Future-proof'
Feb
22
asked Finding software libraries to solve a problem (Python)
Feb
13
comment How to do best practice development as the single IT guy in a small company
@ZweiBlumen You say that you don't have time to do X but as the only IT Guy are you not the one setting your schedule at least in terms of of estimates? You need to be more realistic about how long something is going to take and let them know up front. Don't undercut your time. Also if you are trying to expand your knowledge on something its not always the companies responsibility. You can "bone up" an TDD on some play projects on your own time and then easily integrate them into your day to day.
Feb
10
comment As a programmer, what would you use a personal Wiki for?
I use evernote, while not a wiki, it does everything i need with mobile access. Although I hate having all my "stuff" tied to something like evernote. Anyone know of any open source alternatives? Something i could host on my own servers?
Feb
8
answered What sources of sample work should be used in a job interview?
Feb
8
comment Is programming or computer science in general, all about algorithms?
"your algorithms" -- I am self taught. Is there a source or list somewhere that states what these common algorithms are that every programmer should know? I would like to read through them. Thanks!
Feb
8
answered How should I plan and start a project?
Feb
8
comment Is it a must for every programmer to learn regular expressions?
Why wouldn't you want to learn them. Once you get "how" they work just get a cheat sheet or quick ref guide. The are immensely useful! Does a programer need to know how to type to program, no, but why would you not want to. Regexp can be learned over a couple days, at least to point of being able to use them modestly and to get to understand why they are so awesome.
Feb
8
comment Source/Version control for application used by multiple companies
@LazyBadger +1 for relevant user name. :)
Feb
7
revised Problems (such as maintenance) in development with unpopular language
missing word
Feb
7
comment Participating in Webinars and Seminars about Developing and Programming
"I've gained a lot from watching some on S.O.L.I.D. that were posted online a few months ago. " -- Any chance for some links?
Feb
7
suggested suggested edit on Problems (such as maintenance) in development with unpopular language
Feb
7
comment Should I store False as Null in a boolean database field?
outside the realm of my boolean question why would true false unknown be bad if you used null to do it? Beyond my question are nulls generally to be avoided? Why?
Feb
6
accepted Pro's/Con's to database table layout as it relates to maintenance & extensibility
Feb
6
comment Pro's/Con's to database table layout as it relates to maintenance & extensibility
Customers can be vendors and vendors can be customers. Customers and vendors will have multiple locations. My example is pretty vague but consider that customer locations might some fields like "default_ship_method", 3rd_party account number that you wouldn't need for a vendor location. Also this kind problem/solution would be applied to more than just locations. For instance "comments" where you would have customer comments, hr user comments ... you get the idea.
Feb
6
comment Pro's/Con's to database table layout as it relates to maintenance & extensibility
I refactored my question a couple times before posting it. I didn't update the subject during that process.