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Mar
27
comment Is it redundant and unnecessary to do file backups of a repository that has a remote repo?
I usually keep 3-5 copies of my code bases, depending on the projects. Always my working copy, the repo, and a second local copy on a different machine in case of drive failure. But also copies on removable drives and online storage for my personal projects (where I'm responsible for the backups).
Mar
12
comment How to budget for a programmer you're not ready to hire yet?
You might just assume the cost will be the upper bounds of what you would be willing to pay to have it done. Barring that, I don't see why you can't contact programmers and ask for a quote - so long as you are up front with the fact that you aren't ready to move forward immediately.
Mar
6
comment Why doesn't v8 compile typescript instead of javascript?
Typescript code is compiled to JavaScript code... which is then run by the client side JavaScript engine.
Mar
4
comment Is it premature optimization to add database indices?
After you've been working with databases for a while, its clear from the point of table creation how you'll be querying the data most of the time. So certain indexes would be pretty obvious to add when first building the tables. Also you don't want to only profile queries when they are slow. Optimizing fast queries may give you bigger performance boost if they are done more frequently.
Feb
18
comment Building an Amazon S3 based file sharing app using FTP
Multiple 100GB files? Unless your customers are all on fiber, how are they even going to download those? It might be quicker to send a hard drive via FedEx. It you really need a download solution I'd look at something like bittorrent sync.
Feb
17
comment Is it a good idea to require passwords in offline applications?
This seems like a 'it depends' question.
Feb
16
comment Is it possible to avoid SQL injection by not using a Query Language for most tasks?
Sure, you would completely avoid SQL injection if the interface to the database wasn't via SQL. That's something of a tautology.
Feb
16
comment Printing a large number of images from the browser
I think you would be much better off with a desktop application here.
Feb
16
comment Communicating between browser and a native application securely
@k3b That's not relevant to this topic, which was about a desktop application talking to a desktop browser.
Feb
9
comment Say I wanted to create a cross platform program that does not require a runtime/VM, am I stuck with C/C++?
-1, shows no research effort.
Feb
5
comment Why do all browser user agent strings begin with 'Mozilla/5.0'?
imo, because its asking for the reason behind this behavior, I think it fits here ok.
Feb
4
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
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.
Jan
29
comment Is there any harm in using amazon AWS as a development environment?
I thought the question was OK
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.