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Mar
16
comment Is it possible (or desirable, if not) to make an database engine organize the order of sql statements to maintain the referential integrity?
SQL Server lets you do a delete with a where clause, if your BLL knows about them in a way that facilitates that, or you could add the logic to do a topological sort of the dependencies. This could go in the BLL, a data layer of your application, or a SPROC
Mar
16
comment Is it possible (or desirable, if not) to make an database engine organize the order of sql statements to maintain the referential integrity?
"Some lines in A", "Some lines in "B"? How about a schema explanation so we have some idea what you are talking about?
Mar
12
comment Please explain the benefit(s) of using an XML-based syntax (e.g. XAML) instead of normal source code (e.g. WinForms)?
@romkyns - I wasn't arguing for XAML, the question asked whether there were any benefits (my interpretation). As for why I think UI is different - probably UI layout is simpler to represent than arbitrary code so the XML is less atrocious than it would be for, say, XC#(the XML syntax for C# that we must pray never exists). In fact I'm rather dubious about real world benefits of XAML over either .NET code with reasonable API for meta coding or a custom language with published syntax. (Neither of which lets MS put an "XML-driven" sticker on the box.)
Mar
12
comment Please explain the benefit(s) of using an XML-based syntax (e.g. XAML) instead of normal source code (e.g. WinForms)?
A lot of these fall under "XAML is XML". I would answer @SnOrfus "yes, in a salesman's power-point presentation sort of way".
Mar
12
answered Please explain the benefit(s) of using an XML-based syntax (e.g. XAML) instead of normal source code (e.g. WinForms)?
Mar
7
answered API access question
Mar
7
comment How to develop line-of-business tablet apps as a .NET developer?
@Treb - It's possible to make a pretty shiny web app. I'd at least look into their shine related requirements.
Mar
5
comment Are there open-source JavaScript libraries addressing multiple browser tabs and client state for newer browsers?
Stateless and web application don't go that well together. Little things like being logged in carry state. Great if you're just serving fairly small files to anyone who asks for them I guess.
Mar
1
answered Processes: documenting changing spec
Feb
29
answered Technical interview and programmer ability
Feb
24
comment What will generate an adjacency matrix file with a specified topology for me?
Is this for homework?
Feb
24
answered Most effective way to increase programmer salary besides just doing your job?
Feb
24
comment Most effective way to increase programmer salary besides just doing your job?
If people are able to determine the value you deliver (with programmers this is fairly difficult a lot of the time) and you are able to negotiate to get that value. In practice often one of these things is missing.
Feb
22
comment Is mootools alternative of jquery + backbone / spine / sprouteCore
JavaScript can emulate class based inheritance and be perfectly usable. It's not important enough to drive your framework decision. Having a good API that makes you productive and doesn't get in your way is the bottom line you should look at. JQuery is limited but can be part of a large app. I'm doing backbone+JQuery+bunchOfOtherStuff for a similar app and I don't know how I'll ever know if I should have used MooTools. AFAIK both ways are reasonable - nobody writes a large app twice to compare so these kinds of questions are quite hard to answer.
Feb
17
comment Is MySQL viable for small-medium business applications
Not your question, but you could also consider PostgreSQL.
Feb
16
comment Best method of communication between your app and your website? PHP, Web service, etc
Everything I said except one thing applies to just supporting your own app. HTTPS is separate question, but it will help secure the communication but not prevent cross site scripting or attacks from your client himself. I don't really know what the last 2 question are here.
Feb
16
answered Best method of communication between your app and your website? PHP, Web service, etc
Feb
16
answered Is there a typical way of having a view that is a dependent on another?
Feb
15
comment Is there a typical way of having a view that is a dependent on another?
While I'm not totally clear on what you are asking, isn't the HTML view a degenerate case of the "ajax" view equivalent to the ajax view with all configurable components turned on? If so, doesn't that simplify the dependency?
Feb
15
comment Is it OK for me to suggest ready-made scripts to a programmer? If so, how can I do it without offending him/her?
@John - Do you want me to change the title to "How can a non-developer best use web application scripts he has found to aid a developer he has hired?" and maybe edit a bit, then try to get this re-opened? Not offending people is more of a workplace issue, but working with developers with code you've found is on-topic. It borders on too open-ended but with the specific context it might attract productive answers and stay open. Let me know what you think.