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May
4
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
12
comment I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code — what now?
Personally I've worked on a codebase for 6 months that was created by another programmer in a few months. I was able to get the codebase stable, but not up to my own standards. Bottom line: bad programmers can do damage a lot faster than good programmers can fix it. I will now always consider a rewrite.
Jan
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awarded  Editor
Jan
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revised When to favor ASP.NET WebForms over MVC
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Jan
16
comment When to favor ASP.NET WebForms over MVC
i think abstracting away basic REST is back, the entire postback model is back, the way html/css is handed with a reliance on the GUI editor is bad, the emphasis on stuff like wizards and GUIs to set stuff up is bad, the URLs are bad, etc and so on
Jan
15
answered When to favor ASP.NET WebForms over MVC
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awarded  Commentator
Jan
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comment When to favor ASP.NET WebForms over MVC
IMO, never use webforms when you can use MVC instead.
Jun
17
answered Why rails use yaml to config database instead of plain ruby code?
Mar
27
comment Is it bad practice for services to share a database in SOA?
-1. They should only be in seperate databases if there is a reason to put them there. You need to "get something out of it" because it certainly makes your app more complex.
Mar
4
answered Do experienced Ruby on Rails developers use scaffolding?
Mar
4
comment Reasons for a Java Developer to learn RoR
I don't know, the Rails is pretty big and has lots of features. The learning curve is pretty high, but maybe not as high as say, the Spring framework and all it's crappage <cough> I mean baggage
Mar
4
comment Ruby on Rails downsides and caveats
-1 Good rails bashing post but you don't even suggest an alternative. "Nested forms" is a tough problem and Rails probably solves it better than anyone.
Mar
4
answered What ASP.NET MVC can do and Ruby on Rails can't?
Mar
4
comment What ASP.NET MVC can do and Ruby on Rails can't?
-1 I don't see any reason why ASP.NET MVC would be considered more flexible - if you look at the major components, routing, controllers, rendering, they are all just rips off rails and missing a lot of features, too.
Mar
4
comment What ASP.NET MVC can do and Ruby on Rails can't?
Yeah I've worked on many rails apps and have never seen request.post?... posts on edit views go to the update action
Mar
4
comment What are the downsides of RoR?
-1 this is just a general "framework" downside. In my experience rails is extremely flexible for a framework. The examples listed " - interact with an existing database, talk to another application that doesn't have a JSON or XML API defined, implement a complicated workflow" are all false
Mar
4
awarded  Teacher
Mar
4
comment Rails generators for subscription and payment processing services?
+1 for Stripe, the javascript solution is baller
Mar
4
answered Best practices for team workflow with RoR/Github for designer + coder?