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Been paid for developing for a couple decades, in addition to the assembly, Basic, and DB III I learned for the fun of it. Most of my professional career has been spent developing server systems and web applications.

Some things I have come to believe are:

  • Simplicity is hard, but oh so necessary
  • The hardest problem is understanding
  • Users are great, they keep you humble

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comment When is Java a good choice for web development?
@Raynos, to be clear, there are no official C APIs that allow all these things to happen without any change to the source code. However, there are a few third party APIs that allow you to do something similar. The core C language purposely stayed out of attempting to do that, and for good reason. There are things you can do in C that you could never do in Java--such as create the OS to begin with.
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comment When is Java a good choice for web development?
@Raynos, if only that were true. Unfortunately, unless you have the same standard libraries on all platforms, that cannot hold true. The core C language is very portable, I give you that. However, anything that is OS specific (like creating a thread, opening a socket, or creating a UI element) has something in the API that cannot be ported with a simple recompile. With Java, no recompile is necessary, much less changing the code to use the new system API.
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answered Asking my employer if I can open source a project I'm working on for the company
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answered We're not a software company. Is a complete re-write still a bad idea?
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answered How much time/money should be spent on software QA/QC?
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comment How Does Download Size Affect Potential Users of Your Product
Hmm. I have a 20mbit connection at home, 70MB takes about 30+ seconds for me. That's not too bad. However, if it were to take something like 5 minutes to download, and I had to leave soon, I would probably not mess with it.
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comment How Does Download Size Affect Potential Users of Your Product
By all means, don't assume the target computer has full access to the internet. There are several cases where files are downloaded, vetted, and then moved to a private network. The private network has no internet, while the public network does.
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answered Can CSS be considered a DSL?
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comment Can CSS be considered a DSL?
I understand your point, however, I also don't trust your source. You are treating Wikipedia as if it were the Bible. Both articles are incomplete. It's almost as if it doesn't exist on wikipedia it doesn't exist. I could (but won't) go up on both of those articles and edit them to add information or change information. That doesn't necessarily make it true or more accurate. You can do the same. But how about martinfowler.com/bliki/DomainSpecificLanguage.html?
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comment Can CSS be considered a DSL?
It is common enough to lump it with HTML on the resume.