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Mar
15
comment Would md5 hashes allow detection of synced files?
Take a look at the design goals github.com/appcove/FileStruct (disclaimer: I am author). It would be fairly trivial to port to Java.
Mar
15
comment Preparing to release code as open-source
Added Dual License Contributor Agreements section which we have found useful.
Mar
14
comment Free cloud web service development
The price people put on learning is oftentimes way-too-ssssmall.
Mar
14
comment Are exceptions as control flow considered a serious antipattern? If so, Why?
@9000, in some cases, sure. But then you lose access to local variables, and you move your code yet-another-place, when the process is a coherent, linear process.
Feb
28
comment Consuming JSON stream into AWS Database on the cheap
The lower end AWS instances are not much money. You didn't mention how big of a database you will need or how large it will grow -- that is where your expense will be.
Feb
26
comment Engineering interview candidate refuses to use whiteboard
+1 "You aren't hiring him to work on a whiteboard; you're hiring him to work at a keyboard.". Anyway, standing at a whiteboard is akin to giving a presentation, which a lot of people never got rid of the lump in their throat from speech class in 8th grade. However, I commend him for being honest with you about his limitations.
Feb
5
comment Does anyone knows a good minimal php mvc framework?
Would you mind listing what features you would like in the minimal MVC framework?
Feb
4
comment Would md5 hashes allow detection of synced files?
In short, yes. However, I would suggest a more modern hash, look up SHA on wikipedia. Are you storing the files on disk or in the database?
Feb
3
comment SOAP traffic generator
You are looking a bit low-level. If you do decided to write this in Java, spawn a few threads and use an HTTP Client library to send the soap requests. Even better, use a Soap Client. stackoverflow.com/questions/4296432/a-simple-java-soap-client
Jan
30
comment Formatting SQL Based on an AST
Off topic: I looked at your site and all of your examples involved a lot more code than just typing out the SQL. Curious: what is the benefit of this library?
Jan
28
comment Version control: Dealing with incomplete/broken code
I find it convenient to rebase or sqash-merge several commits together into a coherent changeset before sending upstream for merging. This way, each commit is ideally a logical step in the evolution of the software (rather than half-step).
Jan
24
comment Ensuring conceptual integrity in Python project with multiple programmers
Ownership without proper accountability and oversight is a good recipe for endless chaos. Eisenhower threatened to resign his command if the powers that were would not place the airborne and bombers under his command for the invasion of Europe.
Jan
23
comment Why exactly can't PHP have full unicode support?
I left PHP for Python in 2006 after using it for 5 solid years -- Python has an incredible development process and good leadership -- plus the language is so much more terse, powerful, and consistent than PHP. The main challenge is to find the right web framework. We rolled our own -- AppStruct.
Jan
1
comment Custom error handling
Why are you placing the errors in the $_SESSION ?
Dec
12
comment Alternatives to sql like databases
Why are you trying to re-invent a perfect wheel, just because of a small amount of data? MySQL or PostgreSQL or SQLExpress take very little knowledge or maintenance to run, and fit your requirements perfectly (client/server).
Dec
10
comment Do i have to pay to use the rtf, pdf, Microsoft Word, and/or open document formats
Have you researched this at all? Doesn't sound like it. Suggest you spend some time looking at the politics/legalities of Open Office, etc... which handles all of these formats.
Nov
20
comment Advice on reconciling discordant data
Your software can be no better than the input it is given. It sounds like you need to get the family on the same page.
Nov
20
comment How can I make my PHP development environment more efficient?
Your dev machine should be the same stack as your production machine. Use samba to create a network share, and that solves the moving-files problem. Take a look at the zend tools for debugging to see what they have. If at all possible, use full databases, version control, etc...
Nov
20
comment Converting lib from other language to python and Rights issue
This brings up the question of copyrighting specific code, or patenting specific functionality... Not that it matters, considering that it is an apache-licensed library. But ideas come from many places, including existing projects. You are rewriting, not translating, btw.
Nov
19
comment Why do so few large websites run a Microsoft stack?
@gbjbaanb: Google started out being called "back rub", because the main feature of the search engine then was the ability to rank pages based on links, etc...