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Jun
19
comment Is it beneficial to study past the basics of a core language when the primary goal is to rely on its framework?
@JoshuaTaylor I think I'd put that before frameworks in importance, since idiomatic code is likely to be used with the framework and learning them separately is more useful - the language idioms are not part of the framework, and users of the framework have probably added more
Jun
19
comment Responsive Web Design vs. User-Agent Sniffing
@ruakh Think of changing sizing and spacing based on whether the user is using their finger or a mouse
Jun
19
comment When should the programmer's spoken language be used during development?
Are public and double also Italian? I'd expect at least a little language-switching whiplash even for an Italian-speaker...
Jun
18
comment Mental Models or Real-World-Metaphors for Functional Programming
Looks like mimicking the form of Lisp without understanding the meaning
Jun
17
comment Advantages to uploading files to /tmp before moving off to permanent storage?
@GlenH7 Why is that? seems rather explicit to me.
Jun
17
comment Advantages to uploading files to /tmp before moving off to permanent storage?
@GlenH7 and MichaelT - How /tmp behaves is probably more appropriate there, but why to use it for uploads is entirely on-topic for software development
Jun
16
awarded  Yearling
Jun
14
comment How would I change the precision of a variable in Python?
Yeah, that clarification was absolutely necessary, because due to floating-point precision what you're trying will not work.
Jun
13
comment What if(event) statement means in JavaScript?
"if(!event) is the same as if(event == false)" is also not correct
Jun
13
comment What if(event) statement means in JavaScript?
0 evaluates to false as well (and yes, is an object - for example: 0..toExponential(3))
Jun
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there a more intelligent way to do this besides a long chain of if statements or switch?
Jun
12
comment Why do we need fork to create new process
@imel96 Uh, yes, the shell does need to change the file descriptors so stdout of find goes to stdin of grep... Otherwise output will just continue to go to the terminal's stdout, that it inherited from the shell.
Jun
11
comment Continuing to code on large projects
Versioning by folders works (sorta) if you don't care about the differences between the versions. I used to have the same loss of interest, but decided to try using git with my own projects after using svn at work. Now, knowing what changes I have made (by diff and log) and the ability to branch and merge have removed most (but not all!) of that mental barrier. Thing is, it took a month or two before I got used to using version control by myself and not on a team. How long did you try it?
Jun
2
awarded  Informed
Jun
1
reviewed No Action Needed Does my use of the strategy pattern violate the fundamental MVC pattern in iOS?
Jun
1
reviewed Leave Open Any articles/research/data comparing pre-checkin validation vs post-checkin validation?
Jun
1
reviewed Leave Open Jasmine BDD vs Integration Tests
Jun
1
awarded  Custodian
Jun
1
reviewed Leave Open Should I use my own public API on my site (via JS)?
Jun
1
reviewed Leave Open What is ethical/unethical while seeking help on the web with programming assignments?