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Drupal developer. Former DSP / firmware engineer. Functional programming enthusiast.

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Oct
29
awarded  Commentator
Oct
29
comment Why is Internet Explorer the only browser to be referred to by version when talking about compatibility?
Historically, this wasn't always true. The earlier versions of FF had big differences (and bugs), and versions mattered, then.
Mar
27
comment Do I check generated code in to source control or not?
The one-step-build criteria is the critical factor here. Without that, there is too much room for error for being able to tag a set of files as a particular build. If you can't do this, then going back in time to figure our when an error crept is that much harder.
Oct
18
answered What are programmers made to do in spare time in jobs?
Oct
2
comment Is it possible for a good programmer to have never used version control?
@lortabac, I can buy PHP developers not knowing about design patterns, but a PHP developer not using VCS is a huge red flag, especially considering how many PHP libraries are distributed via SVN on code.google.com and via git on GitHub.
May
15
comment Why is putting something on the stack called “push”?
@Caleb, TAOCP Volume 1 (p. 237 in the second edition) implies that it does, but does not give a citation. The previous page talks about how the terms "stack" and "queue" are "gradually becoming standard terminology", so this may be the earliest potential reference.
Jan
5
comment Are there any “enterprise ready” functional programming languages?
Haskell has native compilers. You aren't limited by CLR/JVM runtimes.
Jan
5
answered Best way to get programmers to ask for help when they get stuck
Nov
8
comment Analyzing a programming language
Matt, I guess I don't really understand what you are doing then. The book you quoted from talks about both of these things whether the authors explicitly call them syntax and semantics or not.
Nov
8
awarded  Teacher
Nov
8
awarded  Scholar
Nov
8
accepted Is having multiple CDN locations for a product self defeating?
Nov
8
answered Analyzing a programming language
Nov
8
answered Career change question: going from systems analyst to embedded systems development
Nov
8
comment Should a programmer fix someone else's failed build?
It is entirely possible that the original programmer had the library on his machine, but the machine doing the auto build didn't. Yes, the library should be in SVN, but this can be a really subtle problem to not even notice.
Nov
7
comment Is having multiple CDN locations for a product self defeating?
Thanks @Dan McGrath. I didn't know that RTT for a single resource could be that bad.
Nov
7
awarded  Supporter
Nov
7
comment Is having multiple CDN locations for a product self defeating?
Not disagreeing with you, but in the context of a 31k JS file, does the network nearness make a measurable difference? It seems to me that the side-effect for this case turns into the primary benefit. Also, if redundancy is an advantage, should we be extending the local fallback technique(s) to use the other CDNs first before our local version?
Nov
7
awarded  Student
Nov
7
comment Is having multiple CDN locations for a product self defeating?
Mods, I wasn't totally sure which SO site this was most appropriate for. Since the question is more conceptual, I thought here, rather than the main SO site, was best. Move if you feel otherwise.