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Apr
28
answered Source code stolen\hacked by rival company
Apr
27
answered Why are websites (even this one) sometimes “Down for Maintenance”?
Apr
27
awarded  Commentator
Apr
27
comment How does a website become hackable?
There is no simple "let's strip slashes and do X then Y" to avoid an attack upon a website. It's an holistic approach in designing your web application. For details about what you have to take into account take a look at the Open Web Application Security Project (owasp.org/index.php/Main_Page)
Apr
20
answered What process/guidelines should be followed, when I am about to deprecate a few methods from my service classes in Java?
Apr
20
answered Why does not thinking about a bug sometimes help you solve it?
Apr
19
answered git for personal (one-man) projects. Overkill?
Apr
19
answered Published Windows Phone 7 apps: good for the Resume/CV?
Apr
15
awarded  Editor
Apr
15
comment When, if ever, can code standards be ignored?
The code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl ;-)
Apr
14
answered Is the synchronized keyword,still used/needed in java?
Apr
12
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Apr
10
answered Should a web developer understand TCP/IP and how routers manage requests?
Apr
10
answered Should every front-end developer understand the basic aspects of design?
Apr
10
answered general question regarding ecommerce development
Apr
10
comment Are there serious companies that don't use version-control and continuous integration? Why?
Absolutely! I've heard the answer (or maybe we should call it lame excuse) "we haven't used it so far and since it worked (somehow) we don't need it". It's a shame how resilent people are against changing their tools.
Apr
8
comment Are there serious companies that don't use version-control and continuous integration? Why?
I don't agree that it's perfectly rational to "continue down that road". Yes, having delivered software during the last X years doesn't mean that it won't work the next Y years without any changes. However, after having introduced CI into existing (and quite mature) software products there is always something to gain from this.
Apr
8
comment Are there serious companies that don't use version-control and continuous integration? Why?
@daramarak - In my case I've seen a lot of "lack of development technology" in the government IT departments. Often the employees are hired after having come from a quick re-training that barely covers the basics of good software development - not even remotely touching an area where you'd look for good tools. People who aren't used to analyzing their environment and realizing what problems they are facing while doing there job simply don't know that they are missing something. Sad, but true nevertheless.
Apr
8
comment Are there serious companies that don't use version-control and continuous integration? Why?
@Steve Haigh - No, I don't have any "hard" evidence. I've seen a few companies myself that don't use CI oder version control (whose names I'll keep to myself g) and with a little bit of extrapolation I assume that there are a lot more "out there". I think it's a lot easiert to find companies that do use CI, simply by looking at the reference list on the Jenkins page for example. But the other way around? There aren't a lot of people advertising "Hey, we don't use technology X" ;-)
Apr
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