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Sep
19
comment What are the advantages of using a template language?
i think he meant "additional overhead" as far as maintenance is concerned. If you have to train new employees to use the template even tho they already know PHP, that's overhead. But I still don't necessarily agree with this answer as it currently stands.
Aug
27
comment Emacs/Vim/Vi - do they have a place in modern software development ecosystem?
Although I really like the question (and even +1'd it), it seems like the asker is skewing the question more towards a flame rather than a legit question. Plus, work on that acceptance rate.
Jul
3
comment What's the cheapest way to host hobby projects?
I got my internet blocked for a day doing this. So the OP needs to be aware of the repercussions of running a home server that is publicly accessible.
Jun
29
comment What actions should I not rely on the packaged functionality of my language for?
Kinda. Like if relying on PHP sanitizing functions is a pitfall, what other common actions should I do myself to ensure they're done correctly or more appropriately for my situation.
Jun
29
comment What actions should I not rely on the packaged functionality of my language for?
I guess I meant functions that come with the core library, not the "language" itself. Would it make more sense if I edited my question to say core libraries rather than language?
Jun
29
comment What actions should I not rely on the packaged functionality of my language for?
I think you may be right with the extensions comment. It looks like php has a cryptography extension. I'm assuming that's what he was talking about.
Jun
27
comment Should i expect real world questions from interviewing agency ?
Try Project Euler. Do them in Javascript to practice coding small tests. Also, it sounds like a lot of your focus is about Ajax. I doubt they would ask you to code anything like that (although I could be wrong, so it doesn't hurt to study it). I would think they would just ask you tests dealing with coding in Javascript.
Jun
27
comment Should i expect real world questions from interviewing agency ?
@KPO The tests will most likely be in the form of small "write a function that does this" sort of thing. But, again, I have had lengthy tests done at the interview and also tests that I was given a period of time to do from home and to return to them at a later time.
Jun
27
comment Should i expect real world questions from interviewing agency ?
@Oded You're absolutely correct. By not asking you to code, that shows that they do not value talent.
Jun
27
comment Should i expect real world questions from interviewing agency ?
@KPO Now that part will depend. I had one where I was allowed to use php.net for looking up function definitions. But that was the large test I mentioned in my answer. For short tests, I would expect that they wouldn't give you resources. I wasn't given any for the fizzbuzz.
Jun
27
comment Do Java applets have any place on the web today?
along the same lines ... programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/102090/…
Jun
26
comment Should you keep a copy of all the code you write?
@MathewFoscarini I understand what you're saying, but I'm talking about the algorithms. That would be like saying the carpenter doesn't own the steps he takes to build the house
Jun
25
comment Should you keep a copy of all the code you write?
My major issue with this topic is... Does the company own every bit of the code? I understand I can't resell the code I wrote for another company verbatim. But am I allowed to keep my code around to reuse algorithms, even if that reuse is with another company/makes me profit?
Jun
8
comment Fiction that includes BASIC programs
moving Alex's answer to the comments: "Just found this post while searching for the same book - the underwater shark base thing. My mom bought it for me back in the day and I totally wrote the programs and everything. (And, yes, I am now a programmer. Way to go Mom!) I wish someone had answered this question. :("
Jun
1
comment Initialized variables vs named constants
Haha. My fault. I figured I would get something wrong with that statement. But hopefully everyone gets the gist of it.
May
18
comment Should the most recent date be named 'start' or 'end'?
@downvoter Can you explain the downvote so that maybe I can reconstruct my question if something wasn't right?
May
18
comment Should the most recent date be named 'start' or 'end'?
I completely agree with you, but I think my question was geared more towards the normal conventions and what would be intuitive. I was trying to make it easy for the developer so that they didn't have to go looking in documentation. To put it short, I didn't want to make it function(haystack, needle) when the known convention is function(needle, haystack).
May
18
comment Should the most recent date be named 'start' or 'end'?
With this in mind, what would be your solution to the question then? How do you convey this to other developers in your function's arguments?
Feb
21
comment Can someone who studied web easily switch to software
I did the same thing, but the thing you'll realize when you get out (at least I did) is that school doesn't really prepare you for the job, it prepares you for teaching yourself how to learn new aspects that will help you with your job.
Oct
13
comment You write the server, I write the client: Best practices for designing an API?
+1 I really like this approach. A co-worker and I, while in an undergrad class, used this method. He worked on the front-end and I worked on database implementation. His fake interface made my job a lot easier too.