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Jun
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answered Why Does a Developer Need a “Native” Internet Access?
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comment Why do some open source projects do not accept pull requests, but emailing patch files only
or the short version; he/she who owns the project can run it however they want. If they insist on snail mail hard copy of changes then that's the way you have to submit it (as retarded as that would be).
Feb
9
comment Can I share data between two users in an ASP.NET Application?
-1 this answer doesn't answer the question of sharing data between users or the problem with the WindowsTokenRoleProvider performance.
Feb
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revised Can I share data between two users in an ASP.NET Application?
expanded answer based on comment
Feb
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answered Can I share data between two users in an ASP.NET Application?
Oct
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answered Should a development machine be inside a VM?
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
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comment Interviews: How far to go on DVCS experience?
personally I wasn't even really aware of VCS coming out of college; certainly don't remember discussing it in class. That being said it shouldn't be hard for someone to pickup the basics fairly quickly although I have to say that I still mentor experienced developers with merges and branch management.
Sep
3
comment Should the gating question in hiring a web developer be “Have you by yourself, or with one or two partners, ever brought a product to market?”
@Totty, most likely he used an existing solution. This means Jonathan only had to figure out how to configure it and provide any branding (CSS / images / etc.) that were needed. If you just search for "open source e-commerce" you'll find plenty of different solutions (the language isn't important unless you have specific hosting requirements or your solution may need some kind of specific extension custom coded).
Aug
30
comment Should I be a professional in C# programming in order to build good web applications using ASP.NET?
@Evan: generally speaking Linq-To-Sql, EF, and other ORMs are a layer on top of ADO.NET. Also MS originally developed the classic ASP.NET model (eventing specifically) so that it would be similar to the windows app model [trying to get app developers to move to the web]. This is separate from the events that happen at the client (browser) and require a post back to the server. If you want to take a deeper look a typical 'get my feet wet' application suggestion is to build your own blog.
Aug
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comment Should I be a professional in C# programming in order to build good web applications using ASP.NET?
need to remember this answer the next time someone says "but it's just a website; easy right!" On a side note don't forget performance (consequences) of various software architecture / design decisions.
Aug
30
comment Should a function use premature returns or wrap everything in if clauses?
+1 I can handle returning at the beginning of the method/function or at the end; it is easy to overlook in the middle of some convoluted code (probably I) wrote a while back.
Aug
11
answered Do you throw an argumentexception or argumentnullexception from private methods?
Aug
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revised Brainstorming questions to elicit features in new software version?
...actually answered the question this time
Aug
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answered Brainstorming questions to elicit features in new software version?