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comment How can I transition to a job using the Microsoft stack?
It is practically a disqualification in some .Net shops in FTSE 250 if the header of your CV if FirstName LastName MCP, it is definitely a disqualification if its FirstName LastName Bsc MCP. Its show instantly what you value.
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comment What do people in IT consulting firms do?
Are we talking about ThoughtWorks lol
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comment Is it OK to Use Dropbox in a Web Installer?
Must work for Dropbox eh? Dropbox cant get their own security sorted so I doubt they have a process in place to curtail downloads if you remain under the 10gb limit.
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comment What are the reasons that make PHP more popular for freelancing world?
@greyfade also when you say supported by the Mono project that's a very loose statement, you are cheering for the band after the roadies have started dismantling the stage. Things certainly arent as strong (support wise) as they used to be, and as we see with the core Mono team putting their efforts into, not MonoDevelop and Linux platform tools, but MonoDroid and MonoIpod (forget real name) for Visual Studio (on Windows only platform) I would rein in the Mono chants.
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comment What are the reasons that make PHP more popular for freelancing world?
When you need a $300 (r#) tool on top of $800 IDE to be productive, deploying to instances at min $300 svr license (on some Open * licensing plan - ex. web edition). Restricted realistically to one OS, how many have used MonoDevelop? XBuild beyond basic .csproj? Is it really that surprising?
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comment What are the reasons that make PHP more popular for freelancing world?
"and I run into ASP.NET sites almost as often as I see the .php extension in URIs" You must run into a lot of non SEO optimized sites as unless you Firebug/ChromeDev/DeveloperToolbar/Fiddler etc.. into the headers then you probably shouldnt be able to tell. You only know SE is ASP.Net because Jeff and Co blog/podcast about it and we have this meta fan site
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answered When a client asks for Proof Of Concept and expects finished product
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comment What are the reasons that make PHP more popular for freelancing world?
@greyfade what happens after 3 years? you've either scaled or failed, and if the first its probably more an operating cost than the building you rent.
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comment What are the reasons that make PHP more popular for freelancing world?
@greyfade. True. Who pays for expertise in setting that up, for configuring the frontend nginx instance, for the CI that must work with xbuild and not msbuild, for the issues present in mono 2.4. It was something I push for until I realised our MS techies were cheaper than component alternatives.
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comment What are the reasons that make PHP more popular for freelancing world?
"If you don't need a high quality website, the cost may be reduced even more." If you dont need a high quality website you dont need a website. Put that $5 back in your pocket instead of giving to a tosspot one click Cpanel Joomla "developer"
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comment What are the reasons that make PHP more popular for freelancing world?
So you know where I stand. Ex ".Net developer" for 8 yrs, recently changed to "developer". Something you can only understand once you make the jump...
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comment What are the reasons that make PHP more popular for freelancing world?
@ysdk,MS OS are gr8 for svrs (if you speak to ppl so know what they are talking about such as the NodeJs lead he will tell you IO completion ports on MS OS are better impl than the Linux ones), as quant_dev says thats an ancient opinion. That said Saeed you misquantify free, you cant run a full pledge server on XP/W7,Server OSes are not free, MS SQL Express has restrictions on DB size, complicated shrading might be free to you if time=free, Visual Web Developer doesnt support plugins (VS is not free). Its like saying the Ferrari is free,but you have to pay for gas and cant go more than 10mph
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comment Why is JavaScript not used for classical application development (compiled software)?
@Raynos. jQuery is not suited to RIA and why would you if its 'hard' to do when they are plenty of RIA frameworks for JS out there. Ive seen some terrible examples. Think people trying to serialize lambdas to jquery validation functions via deciphering the expression tree etc... Anyway I removed my comment before you replied as I feel my anti-.Net dev rants coming on...
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comment Why is JavaScript not used for classical application development (compiled software)?
Absolutely not, but Im not going to build a RIA frontend in Silverlight because I love Resharper and LINQ, or ASP.Net MVC app with a thin jQuery layer, because again its .Net friendly, when there are rich client side Javascript languages at hand that are better suited for the job.
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comment Why is JavaScript not used for classical application development (compiled software)?
"It's simply fact that most developers still see JavaScript. " I love people who use the term "simply fact", most developers changed that perception 2-3 years ago - although i have a classification of a developer that might not align with yours. Ive seen this in the .Net space a lot, problem with .Net developers are that unless its supported by a fancy IDE with Resharper style kungfu they dont like it, where as a more rounded "developer" will happily work with the best tools, framework, languages for the tasks at hand.
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comment Why is JavaScript not used for classical application development (compiled software)?
On the server side. NodeJS file API is just a trivial as C etc... <-- if your doing IO correctly in C (non blocking). Also an Ajax call with any sane wrapper can be 2-3 lines. MyLib.Ajax.post('/persistence/Something', { data: blahObj })
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comment Why is JavaScript not used for classical application development (compiled software)?
For filesystem as you put it we do have local storage APIs now, although you wouldnt count on them for serious durability. However writing to a filesystem need not be direct, your javascript could be making restful calls to a server that (written in LOLCode or C or JS itselfs) that writes to some form of storage.