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"Never tell me the odds."

Check out my current development project.

http://www.cgtag.com

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https://github.com/thinkingmedia


Apr
27
awarded  Yearling
Apr
13
comment Is it okay to have code smells if it admits an easier solution to another problem?
It's better to smell and know you stink, then to smell only other people notice. :)
Mar
31
answered Avoid opt(options) in javascript
Mar
13
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
24
comment How does a software developer know if the target hardware is fast enough to run the software?
If the developer has actual experience using the target hardware, then they gain insight into what kind of tasks are performance impacting. For example; Arm can be very fast even if slower speed, but Flash memory can be a real bottleneck for performance. You learn only by using it.
Dec
25
comment What kind of user info is ok to be stored as plain text in SQL Database?
You must first secure your database, and the OS it runs on before worrying about what's in the database. Learn the best practises for running a secure MySQL install. That topic itself is to big to be a single answer.
Nov
24
awarded  Announcer
Nov
5
comment How safe are hidden AJAX requests that fake performance?
@ButtleButkus I think those saving messages are new. They weren't there when I asked the question. I've notice google adding more feedback lately that's it's doing stuff in the background.
Oct
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
3
comment Why is no default constructor generated if you define an explicit constructor?
It wouldn't be a default constructor anymore. I would be a constant constructor because it's always there.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
2
comment When should a method of a class return the same instance after modifying itself?
@modiX if my answer is correct, then please accept it as the answer. The other stuff you're seeking are opinions on how to use chaining, and there is no right/wrong answer for that. That really is up to you to decide. Maybe you are worrying too much about small details?
Sep
1
revised What does it mean when some technology is a “standard”?
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Sep
1
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
1
comment What does it mean when some technology is a “standard”?
@JörgWMittag I've always taken a standard to be a document published from an authoritative source stating how something should be. The problem is people can disagree what an authoritative source is, while others abuse their authoritative powers (i.e. Microsoft and Apple are good examples). They both often ignore or try to force standards. Standards can often be something a large powerful corporation feels doesn't apply to them.
Sep
1
revised What does it mean when some technology is a “standard”?
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Aug
31
revised What does it mean when some technology is a “standard”?
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Aug
31
answered What does it mean when some technology is a “standard”?