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Web developer, I work in RoR, javascript css, html, css3 and html5 (when I don't have to support IE....)

I tinker with other technologies and my current kick is phonegap.


Jan
12
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
2
comment Do we set the bar too high by requiring that code tests not suffer from buffer overflow?
Totally agree here, I have learned more in my 2 1/2 years in the industry then I EVER learned in college. I learned this painfully after I got my first internship as a web-developer while still in school.
Jun
6
comment If a fluent coder disregards good practices, doesn't his fluency work against him?
@Philipp I believe that's why the OP made the distinction between a coder and a developer. Another way to look at is this: he could be highly skilled at problem solving (the OP does mention that the code gets the job done), but suck at programming conventions. You really need both to be a good developer or programmer or whatever you want to call it.
Feb
25
awarded  Constituent
Feb
21
comment how easy is html/css?
@user2080105 depends on context. It can be rather hard to drink water if you have a hole in your neck.
Feb
21
comment Why isn't Java being used for web multimedia applications?
@KyelJmD typically the deadlines and timetables for web applications is much tighter then for desktop applications (which is sorta dumb (and why we have so many crappy websites) but that's an entirely different matter). Verbosity typically does not make for faster development cycles.
Feb
21
comment Why isn't Java being used for web multimedia applications?
Well the one's that I know about personally are just local shops. But as a RoR developer we have had some good conversations about the similarities and differences between Grails and RoR. The Grails website lists, Linkedin, ESPN and Netflix as projects developed in grails.
Feb
21
awarded  Commentator
Feb
21
comment Why isn't Java being used for web multimedia applications?
Java is being used for web applications. It's just changed names a little. But I know of a few shops that use grails.org which is running on the JVM.
Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Feb
7
awarded  Organizer
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
23
comment When creating an api should I stick with small functions and many calls, or a few calls and large functions?
@dreza I accepted this as the answer. If you could, for future users, edit to include some of the relevant information that has come up in the comments that would be great. Oh and thanks for the answer!
Jan
23
awarded  Scholar
Jan
23
accepted When creating an api should I stick with small functions and many calls, or a few calls and large functions?
Jan
23
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
22
comment When creating an api should I stick with small functions and many calls, or a few calls and large functions?
@NoobsArePeople2 On the web applications built on the platform you could call createUser without also calling createPolicy but that was to allow for credit cards being declined. But with the API the purchase should happen on the clients side, and they shouldn't send us any information before the transaction is completely done, after all we don't want a bunch of users hanging around in our database that don't have policies. So from what your saying, I gather that in my case exposing just one call would be best, since none of the actions are done in isolation?
Jan
22
awarded  Student
Jan
22
asked When creating an api should I stick with small functions and many calls, or a few calls and large functions?
Nov
25
comment multi-clients web application,should I use custom user controls or a common user control
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