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Fan of JavaScript and Ruby, Technical Lead at http://500px.com

Twitter: @meagar


Mar
21
comment how to get more and better contribute in github?
The first and most important step is to make a project that others are interested in, and will want to contribute to.
Mar
15
comment how to convince other we should move to hadoop?
Why would you ever move from Oracle to MySQL? What could possibly prompt you to make such a change?
Mar
1
comment How to learn the practical uses of design patterns
@zzzz I said "The only way to learn to build software well is to build software". You seem to be arguing that I said "You can only learn by doing", which I didn't. The point of my answer is that practice and experience are the most important parts of becoming good at something.
Mar
1
comment How to learn the practical uses of design patterns
@zzzz No, I said the best way is to learn by doing. You're the first one to use the word "only". The question wasn't asking for training - he leads by saying "I use OOP programming with inheritance". We're beyond the training stage here.
Mar
1
comment How to learn the practical uses of design patterns
@zzzzBov You missed the point completely. If somebody wanted to learn to build a table using a sawbench, I'd tell them to build a table using a sawbench. Obviously there is going to be some training involved before you start hacking wood apart, but in the end you're going to learn more about building tables from the first crappy table you build than you learned from being trained in how to use the tools.
Mar
1
answered How to learn the practical uses of design patterns
Feb
24
awarded  Commentator
Feb
24
comment Is a designer supposed to write CSS code?
Whichever one is slicing up the mockup images into HTML/CSS should write the CSS. It's pretty obvious.
Dec
5
comment How important is graceful degradation of JavaScript?
@Eiko Or, you could develop the site so it degrades properly. You know, have some standards and all that.
Dec
5
comment How important is graceful degradation of JavaScript?
@acidzombie That's a pretty poor attitude. I hope your not developing commercial sites, because you've actively decided not to support most of the Internet.
Dec
5
comment How important is graceful degradation of JavaScript?
@John It's the captcha that prevents bots from posting comments, and good captchas work without JavaScript.
Dec
4
comment How important is graceful degradation of JavaScript?
I run a combination of NoScript, Ghostery and AdBlock. I can't agree enough with @Peter; websites must demonstrate both that they require JS and are worth my time before I'll enable it.
Oct
15
awarded  Teacher
Oct
15
answered What's the worst programming book you've ever read?
Oct
15
awarded  Supporter
Oct
15
awarded  Autobiographer