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In summary I am a Christian, husband, father of two adopted children (Guatemala and Korea), and a software developer immersed in Web technologies for almost 15 years. I have experience leading projects on various technology fronts, including Java, .NET (C#) and PHP, and I've used MySQL, SQL, PL/SQL and Oracle for relational database development. I'm currently immersed in Java EE and the Spring Framework, and I enjoy working most with the Java technology stack.


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comment How to test issues in a local development environment that can only be introduced by clustering in production?
@RossPatterson Do you find that the Apache equivalent sheds significant light on most problems, or is it hit and miss?
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comment How to test issues in a local development environment that can only be introduced by clustering in production?
While this is the optimum solution I do wonder about the cost effectiveness. Our network operations finally received the budget for a staging instance of our load balancer, but that was an expensive decision. I'm curious if there are open source load balancers that emulate their higher load professional counterparts. I know it still isn't entirely 1-to-1, but maybe a little closer?
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accepted Is writing software in the absence of requirements a skill to possess or a situation I should avoid?
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comment Is writing software in the absence of requirements a skill to possess or a situation I should avoid?
"The skill isn't to write software without requirements. It is instead to elicit requirements from the project owner regardless of whether there is a formal requirements documentation or not." This is also something I've been thinking a lot about. It's almost like being a good detective, or knowing how to interview someone and ask the right questions. In this situation I find the question, "Can you tell me what you want to do?" works much better than "Can you tell me how it should work?"
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accepted Why would I write a DSL instead of a form based RIA?
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comment Why would I write a DSL instead of a form based RIA?
@sebastiangeiger Ruby is not a DSL, and neither is Sinatra. See the answer to this question: stackoverflow.com/questions/2822002/why-is-rails-called-a-dsl. All you have to ask is a simple question: what is the domain? If it is general purpose (web application framework development), then it is a GPL. See the answer that FrustratedWithFormsDesigner gave in the comment above. That would be a better example of a domain.
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comment Why would I write a DSL instead of a form based RIA?
Michael, can you provide an example of a problem domain where the amount of logic might make it better suited for a DSL?
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comment Why would I write a DSL instead of a form based RIA?
@Telastyn I could have just as easily not said RIA, but just said form-based web application. An RIA and a DSL can both be about "information discovery".