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Jan
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comment Is there a good reason to avoid node.js for non-realtime web apps?
It's pretty simple to put node apps behind an Apache httpd or nginx server and routing requests with that app's URI signature to the node port (or ports).
Feb
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awarded  Caucus
May
29
awarded  Yearling
Dec
10
comment How to report the progress of my project (Agile) to my employer (who is not a programmer)?
I would consider adding a "notes" or similar section where you can comment on the interaction with the users along the lines of "Users seemed delighted to have feature X added to the system" or "Recent requests have focused on the XYZ part of the system". This will give your boss some basis for conversation with the users if it comes up. Creating an opportunity for her to informally discuss the app with your users should help her comfort level with your progress.
Nov
5
comment Why is $ in identifier names for so many languages?
It may not make the lexer and parser that much easier to write, but it does eliminate the requirement for reserved words.
Aug
20
answered When should development stop and QA begin?
Aug
16
answered What “Industry Classification” is Computer Programming?
Aug
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answered Company wants thoughts about their site during interview
Jun
10
answered Is it a bad idea to sell Android apps in the Android Market under your real name?
Jun
9
comment Why learn hexadecimal?
That was where I acquired my hex skills, too. Later, sharpened when I was forced to debug code without a symbolic debugger on VAX/VMS (we shipped code to customers without any symbol info). Nowadays, I rarely use it, although we encode some info in certain URLs in hex, and once in a while it's helpful to be able to decode them on the fly.
Jun
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awarded  Supporter
Jun
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comment Going from PHP to Java
"Learning programming is much harder than learning any particular programming language. " -- agree totally, but, consider also that Java and PHP have very different models -- PHP is a scripting language strongly tilted toward web development, while Java is a general-purpose OO language.
May
31
awarded  Teacher
May
31
comment C++ Interview question
@Winston -- you're right. Maybe I should have said "major failed assumption" +1 for shooting!
May
31
answered Inspiring a team - Startup company - Real world problems
May
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answered C++ Interview question