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Software engineer, Crossfiter, traveler.


Jun
28
answered Simple method for reliably detecting code in text?
Apr
26
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
26
comment Why do programmers still use mailing lists?
There are certainly some workarounds you can do - RSS, subscribe to threads, etc - but they take noticeably more effort and don't address issue #1. Each time you reduce friction, the process is adopted by 10x more people, so I'm not surprised mailing lists are so common, despite their many many flaws.
Apr
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
25
answered Why do programmers still use mailing lists?
Feb
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
6
comment What is a resonable workflow for designing webapps?
Also, as far as I know, Capistrano doesn't do much copying. Each time you deploy, it checks out the latest code and just swaps folder names. The advantage is that you can always roll back to an earlier version by just swapping folder names again.
Feb
6
comment What is a resonable workflow for designing webapps?
You don't "deploy" the Compass framework with PHP. You just run it while you code, it compiles your CSS files every time you hit save, and the CSS files are what actually get deployed. To "run" compass, you first need to generate your config file (compass.rb) - use this to generate the command line options: jsfiddle.net/chriseppstein/PG46q/3 . Once you have the config file setup with all your paths, just run "compass watch" in the same folder as the config file, and compass will start recompiling your SASS every time you hit save. Try it on some side project: it's VERY easy & fast.
Jan
31
comment How to be a zero-bug programmer?
@Elaine Facebook's philosophy is "go fast and break things" (geek.com/articles/news/…) and they've had countless bugs (facebook.com/board.php?uid=74769995908), including many I've run into myself. Twitter is no different, known for frequently being down (engineering.twitter.com/2010/02/anatomy-of-whale.html) and bugs such as the "follow bug" (status.twitter.com/post/587210796/…).
Jan
16
answered What is a resonable workflow for designing webapps?
Jan
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
8
answered How do programmers stay healthy?
Jan
8
comment Thoughts on my new template language/HTML generator?
Check out HAML: haml-lang.com
Jan
3
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
22
answered How did JavaScript become popular?
Nov
20
comment Is Java (still) the cross platform language of choice?
@Tim: +1. Getting a webapp app to work the same across all the major browsers is just as hard as getting a Java app to work the same across multiple OS's.
Nov
20
answered What should every programmer know about programming?
Nov
20
answered Are Ruby on Rails / Grails the fastest frameworks for getting sites up quickly?