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comment Bower, NPM, Gulp in ASP.NET MVC, what problem am I solving?
@Dennisch When StackExchange fails you (and believe me, it does and will) try reddit - the discussions are much more open and you can still get good answers.
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answered Bower, NPM, Gulp in ASP.NET MVC, what problem am I solving?
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answered Should the server and client portions of an SPA be separate repos?
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comment When should I stop programming / coding?
Hedge your bets. I'm nearing 30 and I don't know if I'll be a developer forever. If I can continue that and it continues to pay the bills, that's great - but I'm planning on trying to branch into management by getting some certifications and some experience so that I have that track if I want to pursue it. With the advent of open-source projects, it's possible to manage as a day job while still keeping a passion for development.
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comment Two HTML elements with same id attribute: How bad is it really?
Question: Would having non-unique IDs in your HTML break the page if it was an XHTML document instead of HTML? (I'm not sure if it does in this case.) Generally, my rule of thumb is, if it'd break XHTML, don't do it.
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comment How to budget for a programmer you're not ready to hire yet?
Have you considered speaking with a consultant?
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comment Great Programmer Productivity - Accounting for 10,000 fold difference?
I can't edit this post, but I will add a link for reference: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbleed
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comment Is it imaginable to teach a machine how to program itself to a defined specification?
It depends on what the program is. A program with a lot of procedural business logic would be much more difficult (and much less feasible) than something functional and purely math-based. (That's an intuition, anyway, but I don't have any way to back that up, unfortunately.)
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comment The Joel Test's equivalent for measuring a programmer
Beard length is a good starting point.
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comment You make websites? So then you must have heard about Web 2.0, right?
"I've worked with that before, yeah." If they ask more, just explain that "Web 2.0" is a buzzword, not a technology.
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comment Full production build in source control for easy rollbacks?
I don't think that we can do a virtual machine deal like that.....however, spinning up a new IIS site instance and switching the bindings actually seems like a really good idea!
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comment Full production build in source control for easy rollbacks?
@Kwebble Stored data and data structure would be handled in the DB rollback - server configuration won't change, and scheduled task execution is handled by a separate program. However, this is the kind of stuff that I was wondering about; great comment!
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comment Full production build in source control for easy rollbacks?
Database rollbacks would have to be handled separately, yes. Aside from that, I don't think we're doing anything with the registry (it's an IIS site; we're updating the binaries in the www directory).
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comment When is a BIG Rewrite the answer?
+1 for branching. A lot of people say "don't rewrite" because it seems like you're throwing away old code - but you aren't. You can have parallel codebases.
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comment When is a BIG Rewrite the answer?
He's not wrong on some points....but I'd say if you're going to rewrite anyway, go through the old code and document its behavior. Write tests to mimic that behavior in your greenfield codebase (because it's new, you can do that painlessly!) and you're off to a much better start anyway.