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bio website zipstory.com
location Redondo Beach, CA
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen Mar 15 at 23:11

Currently consulting remotely as a full stack web developer for http://www.dreamhost.com and very much enjoy the people there.

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jason-sebring/49/ab6/b88/

github: https://github.com/sebringj

my startup: https://zipstory.com


Apr
5
comment HTTP Session or Database approach
in that case, you could just as easily use cookies to store the cart information and still use the encrypted key with timestamp. We used that solution prior to HTML5 and experienced the same scalability although bandwidth was slightly more due to round trip cookies on each request. If you are only storing the producdtID=quantity its a fairly small data chunk as people don't normally purchase 80 unique items, more like 1-5 unique items on average.
Apr
5
comment HTTP Session or Database approach
@UmeshAwasthi I suppose my clients do not care about the very small handful of people on lower browsers but obviously this is a bad approach if its a different case in your web traffic. I know still lots of the world uses XP on IE7 and sometimes IE6 but some of my clients products are found in stores such as Nordstroms and Macy's etc. and seem to not be concerned about that.
Apr
5
comment HTTP Session or Database approach
@LuiggiMendoza ok why not.
Apr
5
comment HTTP Session or Database approach
Why? I run several hundred ecommerce websites and we store everything in either cookies or localStorage (HTML5). Also, sessions use up memory. When we do account login we use an encrypted cookie with a timestamp. We don't need a session because when a page loads, we use HTML5 techniques to store and use sessionStorage after a single load. This is IE8+ compatible standard web tech.
Jan
29
comment How to make an ASP.NET MVC site modular
MEF is better. I was giving ideas without looking into it but I would have used MEF given that option if it was out when I did those projects. Seems like a good idea. I don't see why you can't combine MEF and MVC.
Dec
20
comment Do I have to learn html and javascript to create web applications?
no, you can pay others to do it
Dec
18
comment How to create a random generator
I'm talking about wind speed, barometric pressure, temperature, humidity, etc. You can take a sample of measurements and have a hard time arguing against randomness in that regard. Also, temperature alone taken at enough accuracy is very random.
Dec
18
comment How to create a random generator
+1 I would consider different data sources like weather measurements for your seed. wiki.cdyne.com/?title=CDYNE_Weather
Dec
17
comment Should developers be responsible for tests other than unit tests, if so which ones are the most common?
@BryanOakley maybe say "it is your job to create good working code for your given use cases and scope" because its just too open ended. It ends up shouldering too much blame on a developer and developers just hate that.
Dec
17
comment Should developers be responsible for tests other than unit tests, if so which ones are the most common?
"It is your responsibility to deliver defect-free code." is fairy land. You can deliver what the scope requires but edge cases and business logic interpretations make your statement impossible to live up to. Why do you think every major release of software has releases and patches etc? Because we are all imperfect including the business logic.
Dec
7
comment Does an unexperienced programmer need an IDE?
I ran a little screen scrape on programmers.stacexchange.com. Using the word "depends" or "depending" seems to increase the likely hood of votes while people answering with phrases starting with "I would..." or starting with "Yes" or "No" tends to be voted down. Tip for writing posts: don't have a clear opinion on anything.
Dec
7
comment I'm doing 90% maintenance and 10% development, is this normal?
How can I get downvoted for telling the real truth here? Business folks will exploit the hell out of you. Is everyone here idealist fools? Wake up and smell the money that you are losing.
Jun
16
comment What is the benefit of writing to a temp location, And then copying it to the intended destination?
If the application requires it, do it. Otherwise, do what makes sense. Your brain is telling you that its not needed in this case. I'm in the camp of doing the least amount of work possible as you can tell by my answer so I recommend doing the least amount of work possible for the app.
Mar
15
comment How do you manage extensibility in your multi-tenant systems?
Brian, FYI kitgui.com and hubsoft.com if you are curious.
Mar
14
comment Why choose an established CMS as opposed to building one from scratch?
There is newer technology from the old CMS install approach where you don't have to learn really anything and can program in your own language. I built one myself because I got sick of this installation problem or using some cushy cms thing that works for designers. My profile has a bit of how to go about it.
Mar
11
comment Defensive Programming vs Exception Handling?
@mattnz I'm only stating not to program the guts of your known code around exceptions. Its basic. Besides, you don't make enough money to hire me.
Mar
11
comment Defensive Programming vs Exception Handling?
see point 5 for reference
Mar
11
comment Defensive Programming vs Exception Handling?
that's what testing is for.
Mar
11
comment Defensive Programming vs Exception Handling?
That section in the book is not smart. If you are in a loop and you are throwing exceptions over and over its very costly. I tried to outline some good points of when to do this.
Mar
5
comment How to Mentor a Junior Developer
+1 I was going to write something but this sums it up in my approach.