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Mar
24
comment Is there an industry standard term for a build which uses the production API, but is specifically for internal testing?
Does your current naming create any confusion?
Mar
23
comment Getting to know my way around a database with hundreds of tables
Just repeatedly ask the other guy who didn't bother to document anything. Maybe he'll get the hint.
Mar
23
comment What to call an HTTP API that is not RESTful?
How you call it and what you call it are two different things.
Mar
21
comment Have you ever worked on a project you thought was being run well?
Sorry, my job is taken.
Mar
21
comment ORDER BY is not working properly in MySQL
What is the point of Order by (tranType = 'R') ?
Mar
20
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Mar
19
comment How to handle custom logic for multiple customers
Are you trying to avoid compiling differently for each client? Could you rely on different xslt files that are customized as needed?
Mar
19
comment Planning complex Mongo (And possibly other NoSQL) Databases
You may find you'll have to store the same data in multiple ways and very complex querying will need to be done in your app and not the database.
Mar
19
comment How do you deal with clients who cannot wait for a feature to exist?
@MichaelT - kneecap.stackexchange.com
Mar
19
comment How do you deal with clients who cannot wait for a feature to exist?
Charge them more money.
Mar
19
comment Are there any problems with implementing deleted usernames this way?
Not only do they need to know who are the active users now, but some auditor is going to want to know "Who were the active users last year?" or some other time.
Mar
19
comment Do you also find the use of functional reactive programming in JavaScript a bit overbloated?
What's the difference between bloated and over-bloated?
Mar
19
comment Why is DRY important?
"I'm unlikely to need to edit this again any time soon." If that's the case, then why worry about following any best practices for programming? Experience tells us there is a good chance you will eat those words.
Mar
19
comment How to write tests for function that depends on a config file?
Is this any different than writing tests on functions that get data from a database, service, etc?
Mar
19
comment Implementing chat/messaging functionality (SaaS)
There are chat app examples available in just about every language that you could copy and paste into your app. Is there any more "minimal effort" than that?
Mar
18
comment How do freelance web developers manage client hosting?
They ask the client, "host your own, I'll setup separate hosting or do you mind using my reseller account so you get a discount?"
Mar
18
comment Best way to analyse a large class before refactoring it into smaller classes?
Could you build a test environment, with a test host application that can use this class in an uncompiled form so you could step through the code?
Mar
18
comment Best way to analyse a large class before refactoring it into smaller classes?
Could be a duplicate: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/6395/…
Mar
18
comment Best way to analyse a large class before refactoring it into smaller classes?
How is this different from most refactoring tasks? You're not planning on breaking the interface are you?
Mar
16
comment Evaluating productivity differences in different work stations
I don't see why you couldn't or wouldn't test this. Does it have to be one or the other? How is trial and error not an option.