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I decided to backpack around the West Coast instead of going to a state university. Fortunately, I discovered a love of computers before I picked my major...I'm a late bloomer.


Jan
6
comment Describing the Difference Between Web Library and Web Framework
+1...I said...look at the <script src='http://....>...notice how it's on the web? That's typical of libraries. Frameworks? You store those in your project (they don't do a lot of things outside of their sole purpose - linking DOM-things to OO-things, and eventually tables.
Jan
5
comment Describing the Difference Between Web Library and Web Framework
Im sorry to say this but I used the dreaded "D" word to relate Knockout to an MTV framework. Apparently that was a trigger for my boss. +1 for going where I did! :D
Dec
29
comment Copying a competitor's database schema?
Simple, practical...I could use this! Thanks! +1
Dec
19
comment Avoiding “Smart Guy” Syndrome on Team Projects
I like to think I'm learning as much, if not more, in the interpersonal side of software engineering. Regardless, I'll be satisfied knowing I made a difference someplace that needed it, plus...it's good practice.
Dec
19
comment Avoiding “Smart Guy” Syndrome on Team Projects
Getting early victories is hard when your solution is hinging on "what could happen in the future". Now, when I identify these things, I keep notes on what I should expect, and just wait for it to break. Give myself a head start.
Dec
19
comment Avoiding “Smart Guy” Syndrome on Team Projects
I have been mentioning things in passing since summer, and letting mistakes go if they're not in my direct area of concentration in the design of the system (even if it means working a few late nights). I also think really, really hard about giving my solution a sexy, buzzword-centric name, and not describing it. Sadly, this works better than trying to flesh out the source of the problem, or the solution I'm offering.
Dec
18
comment Avoiding “Smart Guy” Syndrome on Team Projects
@Yam In that case, we'd have used a file-based data model. The examples here are not frilly details; these were fundamental, irreversible flaws that 90% of all software-centric books and courses warn about. Sounds pretty grim, right? Try and not be threatened when the figures are presented to you, the boss, in that manner.
Dec
18
comment Avoiding “Smart Guy” Syndrome on Team Projects
@Job you missed my two page post from earlier today with the same name. It was a candidate for closure within three minutes for being a rant. Examples include building the user interface before the database, no project specifications, and not using a bug database.
Dec
10
comment Decoupling Threads
I understand now that if one piece of a task changes, and that task was accomplished with threading, most (or all) of the process must be scrapped and rebuilt. Threads are tightly bound to themselves, but become portable once they are sealed off within it's own parallel algorithm. Thanks for the references, I learned a lot from this.
Dec
4
comment What false ideas are there that puts people off using threads?
Note to self: write parallel algorithms...thanks.
Nov
17
comment Python: Future as a major programming language?
@TomAnderson I second this. I've seen enough "PHP programmers" who show their true colors two weeks in as yet another [Drupal | Joomla | etc.] point-and-click 'ninja' (ugh). Case and point, more demand implies more glut and shameless self-marketing of non-existent skillsets in the talent. I realize that I may sound bitter, but at least I'm aware of it.