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Oct
10
answered When does one hard-code actual data values into the code as opposed to using a DB?
Oct
6
comment What are the disadvantages of test-first programming?
It's like anything in this game - appropriate for many situations, inappropriate for others. Beware of anyone advocating a One True Path in any area of software development.
Jul
29
comment How do you deal with clients asking for manual data edits in the database?
Absolutely - document the hell out of every fix, do a screen recording etc
Jun
9
comment Advice for beginner programmer
Also 'lose' not 'loose'. Being able to spell is useful in this field.
May
22
comment First ATMs programming language
Upvote for not saying "ATM machine" at any point. Good work.
Apr
24
answered New and old technologies coexist in legacy system
Apr
3
comment Developing an big system in a a small company
There are MRP/ERP systems out there that cost much less than tens of thousands.
Feb
27
answered Building an executable
Feb
20
comment Is it possible to develop a web application entirely in Javascript today (client and server) including a RESTful API exposing PostgreSQL data?
Wakanda just added SQL Server and MySQL connectors however I think they are only in the Enterprise version. If you could get reports out of the thing, they might be onto something.
Dec
13
comment What stops HTML5 and JS apps to perform as good as native apps?
Add reporting to that.
Dec
13
comment What is easier to do with web applications compared to native GUI applications?
Pure UI which is relatively simple. No web application UI can come remotely close to a good desktop UI without serious pain.
Dec
9
comment Will it ever be possible to build quality websites with editors alone, without needing to know HTML?
It might become possible if we move away from HTML/CSS to something less crap.
Oct
31
comment How many developers on the same virtualized Windows Microsoft machine?
In terms of application development I would agree with most of that (apart from 1), especially if Windows services, web services are involved.
Sep
23
comment Why are CIL and CLR required in .NET?
Also downvote for 'M$', what is this, 1998?
Sep
11
comment Why isn't protection against SQL injection a high priority?
Certainly in the .NET world parameterising is pretty straightforward these days and should indeed be 'page one' stuff.
Aug
28
comment Why there is much more support for closed xls format in rails (and ruby) than to an open ods format?
"equally good open source versions are available?" - well, they aren't equally good beyond relatively trivial usage. For example, in how they can be automated. If they were equally good, business would be stampeding towards them. It's not a case of 'if only they knew ...'
Aug
20
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Aug
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
1
awarded  Yearling
Jun
26
comment What did network programs use to communicate before sockets was invented (around 1983?)
Lots of game development for the 8-bit machines (C64, ZX Spectrum) was done in just that fashion - coding was done on a PC or similar and then sent to the 8-bit machine via serial comms.