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UI Developer at Local World.


Apr
5
answered How can you explain “beautiful code” to a non-programmer?
Apr
4
comment How do you choose to use a specific programming language?
@rsenna: playing Devil’s Avocado, I think we can sometimes get a bit macho about our capacity for learning new languages. There’s something to be said for starting work in languages you know well first, identifying where your pain points are, and then seeking out languages that will actually help you solve them.
Mar
24
comment Why is software schedule estimation so hard?
Oops, that I did. Fixed, cheers.
Mar
24
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Mar
23
answered Why is software schedule estimation so hard?
Mar
23
comment Why is software schedule estimation so hard?
+1 on “never been done before”.
Mar
14
comment Bare minimum on the Joel Test
“My own organization only manages a measly 5 of 12.” — which ones?
Mar
9
comment How much effort should you put into a junior developer?
A little effort is worth it with juniors, but if your arms get tired, or your knuckles start to bleed a lot, then they’ve probably had enough.
Mar
7
awarded  Scholar
Mar
7
accepted What are the pros (and cons) of using “Sign in with Twitter/Facebook” for a new website?
Mar
7
comment What are the pros (and cons) of using “Sign in with Twitter/Facebook” for a new website?
That’s a really good point. I’ve avoided using lots of apps on Facebook because they seem like they’re asking for complete access to all my information. (Even if they’re actually not — I think Facebook’s prompt is a bit off-putting in this respect.) The same would apply to using Facebook to log in somewhere.
Mar
7
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Feb
13
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
11
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Feb
11
revised It's 2011 - why do I still have to use tables for email?
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Feb
11
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Feb
11
comment What are the pros (and cons) of using “Sign in with Twitter/Facebook” for a new website?
Sure. Lanyrd, for example, seems to be doing fine relying solely on Twitter for authentication, but it’s targeted specifically at people who attend/speak at conferences, so it makes sense.
Feb
11
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Feb
11
comment What are the pros (and cons) of using “Sign in with Twitter/Facebook” for a new website?
Good point about the external dependency. I’m not sure on the gathering data stuff though. Surely the only data they get is the fact that the user has logged onto our website? I’m not saying that’s nothing, but I’m not sure if it’s significant.