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Forum: Programming 7th July 2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Is there a flaw in this script

The methodology is a bit dated, but it looks fine, I don't see why it shouldn't work. Is the script doing anything at all? Open up the developer tools in your browser (in Chrome right click and...
Forum: Programming 13th November 2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Storing your code snippets online

I just use Github's Gist to store code snippets. You can make them public or private: https://gist.github.com/
Forum: Programming 2nd November 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By wayfarer
Re: What is the procedure for hiring a programmer?

How to hire an overseas programmer really depends on your ability to manage a technical project, which means you either need some technical understanding of software, or must rely on the consulting...
Forum: Programming 2nd July 2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Is it a steep learning curve to become a sysadmin?

If you enjoy coding I recommend you definitely focus on that. I'm a firm believer however that it's important for most every programmer to know his or her way around the system used for deployment....
Forum: Programming 3rd March 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,643
Posted By wayfarer
Re: PHP framework - which one.

As much as I hate it, and generally dislike PHP frameworks in general, you're probably best going with a popular framework such as Codeigniter, if for no other reason than it has a large community.
...
Forum: Programming 4th February 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By wayfarer
Re: What level of math is needed to program web apps?

I personally think pure logic and language skills are more important to general web development than anything else. Programming requires both language and mathematics, but general purpose web...
Forum: Programming 11th January 2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,153
Posted By wayfarer
Re: JAVA or PHP ?

If you are a newbie, this is probably the most confusing thread you'll ever read. Unfortunately these sort of threads tend to degenerate pretty fast.
Forum: Programming 16th October 2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By wayfarer
Re: web-based software development project?

Why don't you tell us more about the project, maybe we can help you create a budget? Sounds like you probably don't know what you're in for. If it's an extensive project you might be better off...
Forum: Programming 29th August 2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Why is this not working?

Yeah, sounds good, but really not practical when it comes to HTML emails. The problem is, Outlook uses Microsoft Word as its html rendering engine, and is about as backwards as imaginable when it...
Forum: Programming 26th August 2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By wayfarer
Forum: Programming 23rd August 2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Whats the relationship between server and DNS?

That just depends on how their system is set up. It's possible to have one IP masking multiple servers, using a so-called "reverse proxy" which is just a decision maker that routes traffic to...
Forum: Programming 21st August 2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By wayfarer
Re: How to handle multiple IF?

You can try using the "switch" statement instead.


<?php
switch($var) {
case 1:
case 2:
case 3:
echo "something";
break;
Forum: Programming 9th August 2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Dow do I block "junk traffic"?

This should help you, assuming you're running Apache as the web server: Comprehensive guide to .htaccess- Blocking users/ sites by referrer (http://www.javascriptkit.com/howto/htaccess14.shtml)
...
Forum: Programming 25th July 2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Is programming for Mac more expensive?

If your budget is not huge (or even if it is), it often pays to develop both codebases at the same time, in the same framework. The most popular way to do this with C++ is with the QT framework:...
Forum: Programming 5th July 2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Want to Hire SQL Expert to Protect Against SQL Injections

Read this: Why mysql_real_escape_string() isn’t enough to stop SQL injection attacks! | John Roach...
Forum: Programming 21st June 2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,707
Posted By wayfarer
Re: can you get good at programming in one year?

Before we all argue about this any more, I suggest you all read this article by Peter Norvig:

Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years (http://norvig.com/21-days.html)

It's one of my favorite...
Forum: Programming 31st May 2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,047
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Great Place To Learn Python?

People in general definitely respect police and firefighters in the USA, not because of what they get paid, but because they put their lives on the line to help others. Earnings is really secondary...
Forum: Programming 30th May 2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,047
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Great Place To Learn Python?

yes :) Study C also
Forum: Programming 29th May 2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,047
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Great Place To Learn Python?

I recommend you not try to find an all-in-one website solution, and buy a book. You'll get a much better introduction to the basics this way.

I've personally learned the most about Python by...
Forum: Programming 25th May 2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Want to Get a Job in Google as Software Engineer......

Haha, don't doubt Bangladesh. Not saying anyone can work for Google, but Bangladesh is a big emerging economy, with a real educational system. And Google is a big supporter of worker immigration,...
Forum: Programming 24th May 2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Want to Get a Job in Google as Software Engineer......

If you haven't been doing programming since you were 14 years old, I hope you graduated from a top school. Just saying...

Google looks for people who have not only graduated from a top school,...
Forum: Programming 17th May 2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Can you call HTML code from an external file? (with JavaScript)

You probably want to look into doing some sort of server-side include. How you do that depends on how the pages are deployed. Are they static .html pages, or something else?
Forum: Programming 26th April 2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By wayfarer
Re: dynamic css using php problem

Maybe there's some sort of plugin conflict. I would try disabling plugins one at a time to see if it starts working. I know this seems like a generic solution, but not sure what else to do with the...
Forum: Programming 26th April 2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By wayfarer
Re: dynamic css using php problem

I can see now that the problem is definitely not the server, but a programming error. Maybe you got a bad release of the plugin, because a function should definitely only be defined once in PHP.
...
Forum: Programming 8th March 2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By wayfarer
Re: What kind of skillset should I hire for this job

You double posted, in here and in the design forum. Generally you shouldn't do that.
Forum: Suggestion Forum 19th February 2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By wayfarer
Re: do notifications exist for this forum?

At the top of every thread there's a menu, "Thread Tools" -> "Subscribe to Thread". You'll be notified by email of updates to the thread.
Forum: Programming 23rd January 2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By wayfarer
Re: MSQL Query

Actually, there's no need for `count(skill)` explicitly, you can just as easily say `count(*)`. I would write the query like so, just for clarity:


select skill, count(*) as skillcount from...
Forum: Programming 19th January 2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,103
Posted By wayfarer
Re: How could I know if my programmer copy code from other places?

Which would be absurd. All programmers copy low-level snippets from various places, except for the most trivial tasks. Asking someone not to do so is asking them not to do their job.
Forum: Programming 15th January 2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By wayfarer
Re: 3 Columns of DIVs (I think this one stumps all CSS newbies.) Help?

Just float all three of them left, then put an appropriate amount of padding on each. You MUST, however, clear your floats, so they don't mess up the elements below them. That means either having...
Forum: Programming 13th January 2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Seeking Senior Programmer in South Florida Area

Your best chance is to recruit someone that already has a job. Usually advertising like this is a good way to find lots of junior developers, but to really find someone who is senior, it is proven...
Forum: Programming 27th December 2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Which language for web app? (Dizzy from my search.)

You are rightfully nervous about that. There are a lot of bad programmers out there. As a non-technical person, the only way you have to judge who is good and who is not will be from other...
Forum: Programming 27th December 2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By wayfarer
Forum: Programming 12th December 2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,441
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Programming rant

Agreed, there's no reason for religious hatred against PHP. It's a great language for many reasons, not so great a language for other reasons. Plus, it's a great "gateway language" into other...
Forum: Programming 6th December 2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 671
Posted By wayfarer
Re: My site loads really, really slow

You probably need to ask for technical assistance at your host. It's hard for us to answer your question from here. If you're really serious about this site (it looks great by the way), you should...
Forum: Programming 6th December 2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 671
Posted By wayfarer
Re: My site loads really, really slow

But in addition to having a better server (unsure, was just asking), there are possibly some client-side optimizations that you could have done. Client side means "in the HTML" for our purposes. It...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 15th November 2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,424
Posted By wayfarer
Venture Capital / Angel Investors forum

In short, a forum about raising money, how to do it, when to do it, who to take money from, who not to take money from, etc. There could even be a private subforum where Warrior Room members can...
Forum: Programming 1st November 2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By wayfarer
Re: MSQL Query

Yeah, they've never fixed that. You can prevent it yourself though. When replying, scroll down a bit (below the editor), to the section titled "Additional Options". Uncheck the parts starting with...
Forum: Programming 30th October 2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Anyone Programming as a Freelancer?

Well, for me, $75 is a defensive price (I'm trying not to get more clients). I'm also trying to ward off anyone who is not serious. I had great success at a $70 per hour minimum rate for a while,...
Forum: Programming 30th October 2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Anyone Programming as a Freelancer?

This advice isn't completely wrong, but the premise that you can't make a living online as a freelancer is incorrect, especially if your goal is only to make $1K a month at first. I wouldn't say...
Forum: Programming 11th October 2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By wayfarer
Re: A good php programmer should use farmeword available?

It's important to be able to use existing frameworks, period. But if you can develop your own framework, it shows you really know what you're doing. So both are good.
Forum: Programming 7th September 2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Pass the shotgun please....

It might shock you that most good programmers just aren't available to do trivial projects any more. By trivial projects I mean anything less than $5000 dollars in budget, or maybe more depending on...
Forum: Programming 29th August 2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,707
Posted By wayfarer
Re: can you get good at programming in one year?

Why would you want to learn programming, but not become a master? Don't you want to excel at what you do? If your goal is just to get a job, that's fine, but don't think your mission is...
Forum: Programming 22nd August 2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,741
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Demand of programming language

Here's some interesting information from people who have actually done research on this subject:

From this article: http://www.readwriteweb.com/hack/2010/12/ranking-programming-languages.php A...
Forum: Programming 21st August 2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By wayfarer
Re: What Programming Skills Would Be Needed?

If you were going to build it from scratch, without adding onto an existing framework, I would prefer to use more enterprise level technology. PHP is ok for smaller stuff (yes, I know it runs...
Forum: Programming 21st August 2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By wayfarer
Re: What Programming Skills Would Be Needed?

If you wanted to know what Lynda is actually built with, it's ASP.NET. I can tell from the response headers. Probably a C# job, something that enterprising would never use VB.
Forum: Programming 31st July 2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By wayfarer
Re: can't get an answer about I pad

There is basically no mouseover event on a tablet, since there is no cursor. Since a dropdown menu relies on this, you aren't going to be able to just make it work. It is up to developers to adapt...
Forum: Programming 25th June 2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By wayfarer
Re: [QUE] How And Where To Start Learning Programming(s)?

If you have never programmed anything before, you should probably take a class, or do a general study of any programming language. These types of threads tend to degrade to the point of almost silly...
Forum: Programming 1st June 2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By wayfarer
Re: I Am Trying To Get Some Software Made, But Keep Getting Knocked Back On Freelancer?

Of course, I could be way off base also. It really depends on how complex the project really is. But if a developer is really busy already, small projects just aren't worth it. So it's hard to say...
Forum: Programming 17th May 2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,917
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Any "Drag & Drop" Programming Software?

It's usually a bad idea to try to create software without coding skills, but here's one program that a friend of mine likes: Alpha 5 (http://www.alphasoftware.com/)

It should be noted, that to...
Forum: Programming 15th November 2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Starting Programing/ design

I don't know why people think Microsoft servers are any better. It has backwards compatibility issues that I've never seen on Linux, and no package management system. Linux/Apache is not just free,...
Forum: Programming 27th August 2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Help What programming jobs can we do without internet access

Sure, anyone with a computer can run their own server and test locally, so that in itself is not a problem. But there still needs to be live testing in the production location. Without an internet...
Forum: Programming 6th August 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By wayfarer
What's with all the repeat questions?

<rant>
Which is better, PHP or Ruby?
...
What programming language should I learn?
...
Which is better, HTML or PHP?
...
What should I learn, Java or PHP?

Followed by the inevitable...
Forum: Programming 31st July 2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Need an IM software developer/programmer for partnership for a 6 figure software

To illustrate my last point, take a look at this blog post: Ideas are just a multiplier of execution | Derek Sivers (http://sivers.org/multiply)

Let's assume your idea is absolutely brilliant. ...
Forum: Programming 11th June 2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Please - Let the Jedi's Speak!

PHP has nothing to do with user interfaces, nor does any other server-side language you may use. PHP usually comes bundled with the GD library, which can do image manipulation, but I can tell this...
Forum: Programming 19th May 2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,130
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Which is the best programming language to get start?

I wish I could get people to understand this. More than half of all people, if they are at least vaguely familiar with them, seem to think they are programming languages.

A programming language,...
Forum: Programming 3rd May 2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By wayfarer
Re: Need an experienced "PayPal developer" ??

Anything that's on the client-side (browser) is not secure, and can be manipulated. The only way to make something secure is to do server-side validation. Code that resides on the server cannot be...
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