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Jun
5
comment Does a website running modified GPL software have an obligation to release their changes?
I don't see how a question about the GPL could be a duplicate of a question about LGPL.
May
31
comment Node.js and CPU intensive web applications
This question is unanswerable. Node.js isn't single-threaded, but the JavaScript you run within it is. Having ported several applications to it, I can tell you that there are many tools for whatever scaling problem you run into. Without knowing specifically on how your application is bound while running, it isn't possible to provide a good answer. I have Node.js apps able to consume 32 CPUs in a single process and others that I have to use the cluster module to coordinate multiprocess. It really depends on the details and what's best for your application but many solutions exist.
May
31
comment is OpenID really that bad?
Your arguments against OpenID are actually arguments for OpenID! Anyone can launch their own OpenID authority. I don't have to create a Google or Facebook account to log into a site that uses OpenID. Now that Google has pulled the plug on OpenID as a way to promote their Google+ service, others probably will too and we have lost the battle for a truly open standard for logging into sites.
Jan
5
comment Should I spend time preventing piracy of my app?
For what it's worth, I had a lawyer recommend to me that I have some sort of protection against piracy. It didn't have to be good, but it had to exist. The reason was such that if/when it was pirated, it could be demonstrated that the person doing the pirating had undergone some actions to disassemble the assembly, violating terms and conditions. I don't know if there is any truth to that reasoning as I have never had a problem, but it makes sense to me. For context, this was on a JavaScript application where source code was visible. Simple obfuscation was good enough for the lawyer.
Oct
20
comment Ship of Theseus applied to GPL - Can I relicense my program if I replace all of the derivative parts?
Great, and inspiring answer. Thank you for your post.
Aug
15
comment Why can't we use IP address instead of cookies in identifying the client in servlets?
@dirkk My mobile IP changes all the time as I move around. Thanks to the way Sprint has rolled out their network, I get different sets of addresses on their LTE gear than their normal CDMA stuff. It's truly frustrating and doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but it happens.
Jan
30
comment A good IDE for NodeJS - debugging especially important
I've tried a few, and have switched to using WebStorm. The integrated debugging is slick, and works like you would expect any IDE to.
Oct
18
comment Does directly accessing an applications database break the license agreement?
Yes, I understand that we cannot expect support on something like that. Thank you for your input.
Oct
18
comment Does directly accessing an applications database break the license agreement?
@Blrfl, I'm not suggesting I intend to throw it out. I'm saying that for the purpose of discussion, ignore the legalities and tell me your opinion of whether or not you would want your customers in the database created by your application on their server.
Oct
18
comment Does directly accessing an applications database break the license agreement?
Thank you for your input. Does your answer hold true for data created outside of the application, but then used by the application? That is, if I write to the database, do you believe that is still generally within our rights?
Oct
18
comment Does directly accessing an applications database break the license agreement?
Yes, I agree with you, but you see what I'm getting at, yes? Let me rephrase... What is generally considered acceptable? Throw out the license agreement. As a developer, would you be unhappy with your users accessing the database directly?
Aug
27
comment Is the C programming language still used?
A comment that isn't getting much attention on this thread is that each tool has a general purpose. Higher-level languages are great for some things, and not others. Same with when you go to slightly lower-level languages. Just because you haven't found a purpose for C doesn't mean it isn't heavily in use elsewhere. Likewise, I can name a a bunch of engineers who hate this "overly abstracted crap" used on a daily basis to churn out the applications that keep entire industries alive.
May
18
comment How does one network at software conferences?
For what it's worth, in college I showed up at "student networking night" with tools, and was quickly disappointed.
Jan
25
comment How do you convince management to throw away a prototype?
You might try Pencil instead of SketchFlow. It's free: pencil.evolus.vn/en-US/Home.aspx
Jan
17
comment How do you deal with web designers who are too afraid to read and touch PHP code?
I typically find that it is better for the designers to stick to designing, and stay out of the HTML/CSS. Most of the designers I work with have a grasp of what works on web and what doesn't. About as far as I ask them to go is specifying CSS font attributes they used in the original PSD. I take it from there. It's a logical split and works well. You need to know HTML and CSS.
Jan
13
comment If the bug is 5+ years old, then is it a feature?
If you're not losing customers now, some day you will. Someone will eventually convince folks that their software is easier than yours. Now, you probably shouldn't tackle this yourself. This is a culture change at your company... nothing you can or should do alone.
Dec
15
comment What's so bad about creative coding?
"beautiful", "elegant", "concise", or "succinct." ..... I think I saw this on the Ruby on Rails home page at one time. :-D
Dec
14
comment What's the “normal” range for typing speed for developers?
As others have said, the typing speed has little to do with anything. I average 100 to 120 WPM depending on caffeination, but while coding, way way less. Much of the time for programming is spent thinking.
Dec
5
comment What's so bad about creative coding?
thank you for your reply. Your comments are helpful to me.
Dec
5
comment What's so bad about creative coding?
In any case, after reading the responses to my question here, I feel that I have mis-read the community, and projected criticism of answers to criticism of complete projects, which as you made clear, are two different things.