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Feb
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comment Is self referencing tables a good idea for geographical data?
A self referencing table can work well for certain situations, such as nested folder structures. I'm not sure I'd use it for what you are describing, though.
Feb
4
comment Serving a file from a private directory
yes, use PHP to load the file and send it.
Feb
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Feb
4
comment Communicating between browser and a native application securely
Using an embedded browser like that would, I think, be the best way to ensure the browser is running on the machine it needs to be running on.
Feb
4
comment Communicating between browser and a native application securely
@Zak as I said, you can extend the javascript engine to allow them to talk to each other the way PhoneGap does on mobile apps. You'd define methods that could be called by the javascript on the page which are executed by the native app, or call javascript functs from the native app.
Feb
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answered Communicating between browser and a native application securely
Jan
29
comment Is there any harm in using amazon AWS as a development environment?
I thought the question was OK
Jan
28
answered Image uploads - preoptimize with CDN or host on same machine?
Jan
27
comment Should Perl scripts really have no extension?
@amon most of the time I'm on Windows, so its file extensions for me.
Jan
27
comment Should Perl scripts really have no extension?
@amon What editors use a shebang line for syntax highlighting? All the ones I have use file extensions.
Jan
27
comment Should Perl scripts really have no extension?
No sir, don't agree. Without a file extension how do IDE's and programmers' editors decide on syntax highlighting?
Jan
27
comment Would one use a 2D Gaming Engine for a desktop application?
The specifics depend on the language, but most languages used for desktop programming have pretty complete 2D graphics support, or at least the ability to bring in existing 2D graphics libraries. I don't see what benefit you'd get from using a game engine for a presentation application.
Jan
24
comment Why is using break considered bad practice?
I'm just fine with them.
Jan
22
comment How can I program the script on my server to the receive a cname pointed to it?
$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] I believe. If that's not it, its one of the predefined globals.
Jan
22
comment Login Tokens Remote DataServer for use in a Javascript/HTML-PHP environment
Just regular sessions via PHP would work.
Jan
22
comment Login Tokens Remote DataServer for use in a Javascript/HTML-PHP environment
If this is a single page app you can do the same thing you do in the mobile apps. For multiple pages, you can use sessions.
Jan
22
comment Do I need use really INNER JOIN?
You'd also want to store the transaction amount for each transaction in case the price changes.
Jan
19
comment How to choose DB and/or DBMS for own application?
Are you looking for an embedded database? If so, start with SQLite, though there are many others.
Jan
18
comment Minimizing database requests for moves of a chess game?
Is there a reason you can't bring back more than one move from the database with a single query?