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bio website abhibeckert.com
location Australia
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Web, Mac OS X and iOS Programmer


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awarded  Popular Question
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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comment Which tips helped you learn touch-typing?
Instead of spray paint, try to find vinyl dye (also comes in a spray can, but a bit harder to find). It will give better/longer lasting results than paint. Beware some "vinyl dye" brands are not actually a real dye.
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Sep
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comment General programming techniques to speed up coding time
Also... if your editor doesn't support almost every feature listed here — find a better editor.
Aug
19
comment Why are errors named as “Exception” but not as “Error” in programming languages?
Every language is different I guess. Objective-C/Cocoa is one of the oldest languages in active use (from around 1983), so perhaps it's a bit old fashioned. Still, if the definition changes from one community to another it's important to know that.
Aug
19
answered Why are errors named as “Exception” but not as “Error” in programming languages?
Aug
19
answered Why don't inherited methods use child properties? (PHP)
Aug
19
comment Why don't inherited methods use child properties? (PHP)
Can you please confirm childClass is a subclass of basicDBClass and edit your question to reflect that?
Aug
19
answered Use cases for “private” interfaces?
Jun
14
comment Lightweight external authentication - looking for an OpenID alternative
We used ModRewrite for nearly 10 years before finally deciding it is unacceptable, and creating something better. Trust me, what we're doing is more suited to our needs than htaccess (we do use htaccess, but can't use all of it's features, including auth).
Jun
13
comment Lightweight external authentication - looking for an OpenID alternative
That's not an option for us, we only use apache to load static files. Every other http request goes to a single php file which takes over from there.
Jun
13
comment How would one start a website with robust and scaleable hosting?
Honestly I'd just get shared hosting from a reputable provider, perhaps one using cPanel. The app you described doesn't sound like it needs to worry about performance at all, at least not until after you have many many thousands of paying customers. The company I work for would charge you quite a bit extra for the backup system you would require, but we can provide it.
Jun
13
asked Lightweight external authentication - looking for an OpenID alternative
May
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awarded  Scholar
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awarded  Commentator
May
15
accepted Open source code with no license… can I fork it?
May
15
comment Open source code with no license… can I fork it?
@LokiAstari I didn't say public domain, you said public domain. I said "public domain style license", by which I meant "one of various licenses that try to get as close to public domain as they can".
May
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comment Open source code with no license… can I fork it?
@KeithThompson it is possible to create a license that provides all of the rights that "true" public domain provides. There are several popular licenses for doing so. It's a well known and well defined term in the open source community. Unlicense and CC0 are two examples.