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May
4
comment At what point would you drop some of your principles of software development for the sake of more money?
I also like to consider location. However, even with only those three you are not often likely to find all three in one project. I usually settle for two. And it's usually a different two each time.
May
4
comment At what point would you drop some of your principles of software development for the sake of more money?
"At what point would you drop some of your principles of software development for the sake of more money?" At about 8:30 a.m, Monday to Friday. Renter gotta rent; eater gotta eat.
Apr
30
comment Http meta tag for refreshing/redirecting
Yeuck!! I think that you will find that standard practise is to output(header("Location: http://next_page.php/"););
Apr
28
comment Options for a lead programmer who prefers programming to leading?
"I have not discussed this with anyone in management ". Why on earth not?? Run, don't walk, to management and explain. A good company/good manager will understand & rearrange things to everyone's benefit - yours and theirs. You don't want to work at the other kind of company anyway
Apr
28
comment Http meta tag for refreshing/redirecting
I have never heard of using meta refresh when submitting a form. How would that even work?? Are you suggesting that it somehow replaces <form action="action_page.php"> ... <input type="submit" value="Submit"> ?
Apr
28
comment How can I reuse generic code for consulting between companies?
"company X can find a MATH_Sin() function available in company Y's DLL and assume that I copied their code" ... errm, because you did?
Apr
28
comment How do you respond to: “Ever since the update…” questions from clients?
"You must be a bad programmer because you're making your software worse"? ... po9ssibly ... in some areas ... by mistake .. in course of making it so much better in the following areas ...
Apr
28
comment How do I safely write code in my own 'words' and not plagiarize?
+1 for "metonymous"
Apr
28
comment How much time should I dedicate to refactoring my code?
"If you treat refactoring as its own thing, rather than as part of the process of development, then it can become never ending" ... Otoh, "It seems that perfection is attained, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away" - Antoine de Saint Exupéry ;-)
Apr
28
comment sending data from device to remote server
You are new round ere & got the downvote because you posted tot he wrong site. I upvoted to cancel that out, but next time be sure to post to the correct site. For "my code doesn't work" questions, the correct site is stackoverflow.com
Apr
28
comment Is there any reason not to make a webapp be client-side only?
Is there any reason that you might not want to let just anyone run the app? If so, you need to authenticate them at a server, so it can't be 100% client-side (but still mostly so)
Apr
27
comment My work isn't being used… what can/ should I do?
I totally agree. Don't ask us to guess why they are not using your work - ask them.
Apr
24
comment How should I go about fixing code from a less-experienced programmer?
"Should I just fix the code myself for now and try to catch things in the future?" and how will your junior learn from that ?
Apr
23
comment Why was the percent sign (%) chosen as the format specifier for the printf family of functions?
"Actually, I think I know who would know about that" ... and? ... and?.. Don't just leave us with a cliff-hanger ...
Apr
22
comment Best ways to sell management on the benefits of Open Source Software?
Nope, there’s no published number for Joe Public to call. But when you pay for support you get a number, email, guaranteed response time, etc, etc. That's strictly on a professional, contractual basis. There is a huge industry built around supporting/extending/customizing OSS.
Apr
22
comment What's the scariest piece of Other People's Code you've ever had to maintain?
According to this thread, anyone who is, or wants to become, indispensable should be sacked immediately, before things get worse ... programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/48697/…
Apr
21
comment Demonstrate bad code to client?
Why the downvote on this? Sure, the client might be non-tech, but code metrics produce numbers & everyone can understand those. Especially if there is a well documented,not too techy, explanation of what those numbers mean
Apr
21
comment Demonstrate bad code to client?
"Imagine their website is a physical machine, like a mechanical printing press" - and it's printing money! But, because it's broken, it is not printing as much money as it could ... that ought hook them ,-)
Apr
21
comment What to watch out for when writing code at an Interview?
"I knew I didn't want to work there if they were that messed up" - yup, interviewing is a two way process
Apr
21
comment What's the scariest piece of Other People's Code you've ever had to maintain?
Never hear of a code formatter? Or global variable renaming, even if your IDE doesn’t do full refactoring?