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Jun
9
comment Fiscal quarter vs calendar quarter
I once had a client who insisted that data be stored in the database by fiscal date, not calendar date. Which made calculations stupidly more complicated (December 2010 might fall before Jan 2010, if the fiscal starts in 2009). Good times, Good times.
Jun
7
comment Do hiring managers have a hard time accepting developers who have a “business look alike” personal app but are NOT entrepreneurs?
So after seeing that you conceived an idea and successfully followed through until it was finished... they saw that as a problem? There is a word for hiring managers like that... but since we are in polite company I shall refrain from using it.
Jun
6
comment How often should saving to disk occur in an automatically saving text editor?
@SJuan76 and you actually think someone is going to sit and type for 30 minutes, non-stop, without ever taking 5 to 10 seconds occasionally to stop and think about what to write next? Do you really think that's how users use text editors? I'd hate to see your code if that's the way you work. And if 10 seconds works out to be too long... why can't it be set to 5 seconds?
Jun
6
comment How often should saving to disk occur in an automatically saving text editor?
@SJuan76 I'm curious how you managed to interpret some number of seconds to mean 30 minutes.
Jun
6
answered How often should saving to disk occur in an automatically saving text editor?
Jun
1
awarded  design
May
31
comment Is it good practice to keep 2 related tables (using auto_increment PK) to have the same Max of auto_increment ID when table1 got modified?
No, not in any way you'd notice.
May
31
answered Is it good practice to keep 2 related tables (using auto_increment PK) to have the same Max of auto_increment ID when table1 got modified?
May
28
comment Can Javascript code be encrypted making it hard for someone to copy?
This should be posted as a comment, not an answer.
May
23
revised Ticket/Raffle DB schema
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May
23
comment Ticket/Raffle DB schema
No, as this is fine here as its a conceptual development question.
May
23
answered Ticket/Raffle DB schema
May
23
comment Ticket/Raffle DB schema
Store the tickets individually. It is not too much data.
May
23
comment Image Processing in browser is too slow on Android compared to that with desktop browser
You might look at the image filters in fabric.js. They seem to do ok in mobile browsers.
May
22
comment How significant is node's advantage of training developers in only one language and putting them on tasks across the tech-stack?
Completely agree with @MichaelT. The assertion here is that JavaScript on both the client and server would be less expensive than mixing JavaScript and PHP. I suspect that's not inherently true. Client and server-side programming are quite different, and the cost of entry for PHP (in terms of training, 3rd party support, available talent) is, IMO, a lot less than node.
May
22
comment Hashing + security as it pertains to a theoretical file sharing site
It might be more helpful when updating a file that had changed than it would be for new files.
May
22
comment Hashing + security as it pertains to a theoretical file sharing site
Oh, absolutely. You might also hash chunks of files, thereby allowing parts of files to match. I believe that's what bittorrent does.
May
21
answered Hashing + security as it pertains to a theoretical file sharing site
May
21
comment Store history in SQL database column
No, this is fine here, its a conceptual development question.
May
19
comment Direct database manipulation an anti-pattern?
that's much better!