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Mar
15
comment Code structure with MongoDB in python
It's essentially not a whole lot different from traditional RDBMS; if you reference database columns directly from a variety of different places in your source, you have to refactor all these places independently. The design pattern here is to have only one canonical place where those columns are referenced and abstract everything else around it using classes or canonical getters/setters.
Mar
7
comment comparison of computer processing language vs protocol
@zukerman That's why I commented that the distinction is somewhat philosophical. If you could compile the English language description into machine code, the difference would be mostly mood. But you can't. Your implementation will also need to consider more issues than just what the protocol describes. Also, image the programming language we're talking about is machine code.
Mar
7
comment comparison of computer processing language vs protocol
@zukerman A protocol is typically a description written in English (or another human language). It doesn't do anything. The steps the protocol describes need to be implemented in a programming language before it does anything.
Mar
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comment comparison of computer processing language vs protocol
Philosophically speaking, these two things do indeed look rather similar. In practice though, one is a description and one is an implementation tool. I'm not sure how fruitful a detailed analysis of the difference would be. Are you trying to engage in a philosophical debate, or are you generally confused about the difference?
Jan
15
comment DRYest approach to “rendering” drag-and-drop template editor results to HTML
I don't think using Polymer client-side is the best choice here; I want to produce static HTML output, without requiring all users to download the Polymer library and a bunch of external assets. I've clarified my question in this regard. Also, I haven't found any existing CMS that will do that to a level of quality I need. I basically want Squarespace's admin; can you recommend anything open-source that works so beautifully?
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Dec
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comment PHP package management with/without Composer
IMO it simplifies things a lot. Keeping everything bundled up including its dependencies minimises problems. Yes, it's a larger bundle, but unless that's actually becoming a problem bandwidth or storage wise, I'd just accept it as the cost of managing dependencies.
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comment SourceTree app, how do I know what is my current branch?
@Isuru I don't know. I'd guess more or less random, no real meaning can be ascribed to them.
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answered Equating multiple new variables with an old one
May
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comment Object Oriented Programming in JavaScript. Is there life without it?
@Stefaan "Classes" are containers that data is injected into which is only accessible to certain functions ("methods") within that container. This can be modeled perfectly using functions and aspects of closures, it's the same idea. Maybe you're thinking of deeply nested trees of callbacks within callback; if so nobody said that's either good or OOP.