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  1. In Topic: [link] Vanilla JS functions and plug-ins

    Posted 22 May 2015

    Very true. This is one reason why I learned quickly to avoid any sort of WordPress related "fix" jobs. Most of the "WordPress developers" out there are idiots who's solution to everything is to pile on yet another jQuery or WP add-on. - Takes the concept of spaghetti coding to a whole new level; add-on spaghetti.

    I've seen sites that use huge, usually outdated add-ons for the most idiotic of reasons. Like, for example: one that imported a >100kb jQuery charting library for the sole purpose of hiding a set of elements on page load... The "dev" apparently knew how to use that library's utility functions, but not jQuery's .hide(), or plain old = 'none';. (Hell, even just the CSS style would have done the job.)
  2. In Topic: Send data to db over php by using Android app

    Posted 22 May 2015

    I don't know much about Android, or specifics about Java libraries, so I can't really help you there. However I'll point out that line #23 in your PHP code is extremely insecure. It's wide open to SQL Injection.

    You actually have the correct way to do the insert query - with a prepared statement - just below it, commented out. My advice is: remove lines 23-26 and uncomment lines 28-32. A prepared statement is definitely the way to go.
  3. In Topic: Logcat issue in android studio

    Posted 21 May 2015

    Hey. I've moved this thread to the Android forum.
  4. In Topic: [Question] Align Text Input Fields

    Posted 20 May 2015

    You could set the display for the labels to inline-block, and then you could define a width for them. Then the inputs that follow them would be pushed back to accommodate that specific width, rather than just landing wherever the original inline element stopped.
  5. In Topic: Considering becoming a Software Developer, would like advice.

    Posted 19 May 2015

    On the topic of outsourcing, I don't have much to say. Other than that, while I live in a very high-income area, and outsourcing happens all the time all around me, my personal experience hasn't been affected by it at all.

    People may go for the cheap outsourcing once or twice, until they figure out the hard way that they are in fact getting what they pay for. At that point they'll probably start looking closer and finding somebody reliable that gets good quality results, even if they are more expensive.

    Of course there are high quality developers everywhere, but in my experience you aren't likely to find cheap high quality developers anywhere, not even in low-income areas. Perhaps somewhat cheaper, but not significantly enough to waste energy on the long distance thing.


    ... and the field constantly changing.

    True. The languages and technologies being used are constantly evolving, and new alternatives are constantly popping up. You have to keep up if you want to keep yourself relevant. You can't simply learn language A with methodology B, and leave it at that. - Even the most experienced software developers spend a good portion of their day acting like students; teaching themselves how to use the latest language, or technique, or library, or API, etc... It's part of the job.

    It's important to have some real interest in the field, so you are motivated to keep up. If it's something you're just doing for the paycheck, and you don't really care much about it beyond that, it's probably going to suck.

    There are also skills involved that aren't easily learned. You need to be a good problem solver. That's basically what development is: solving problems. I've met a great deal of people who have learned the languages and techniques, and have all the degrees possible to prove as much, but are completely useless because they can't figure out how to solve the simplest of problems. Programming languages are just tools used to describe how to solve a problem. If you can't solve the problem to begin with, the tool is pretty much useless, no matter how well you know it.

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Member Title:
Enhance Your Calm
28 years old
September 5, 1986
Full Name:
Atli Ţór Jónsson
Years Programming:
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Expert: PHP, SQL (MySQL, MSSQL), Web Development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery).

Studying: AngularJS, Node.js, Python, Ruby.

Dabble in: C#, VB.NET, Java, ActionScript 3, LUA, C/C++

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    Anuraj23 Icon

    24 Nov 2012 - 00:43
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    Atli Icon

    21 Sep 2012 - 03:19
    Hey lyster. Please post questions like that in the forums. That's what they're there for.
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    lyster Icon

    21 Sep 2012 - 00:40
    i just can't figure out what are the possible tables,,i want to know normalization well..u_u
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    lyster Icon

    21 Sep 2012 - 00:34
    hi there mr. atli..i hope you could give me some advices and idea on how to make an erd on my mini mortuary_system,thanks god bless you..
    by the way im a student of a state college here in the philippines.
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    kimimimi Icon

    26 Aug 2012 - 00:37
    please help me
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    xenoslash Icon

    19 Jul 2012 - 23:35
    You are quite possibly the most helpful member of the community. I wish I could +1 you more than once for every long (and useful!) post you make.
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    Maryam.m Icon

    23 Jun 2012 - 10:52
    hey i understood what should i do!!!
    i'm so happy :D :D
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    polyosis Icon

    11 Jun 2012 - 16:49
    I would like to thank you on your advice with my site path and installation problems, you are most kind my friend.
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    Atli Icon

    14 Apr 2012 - 05:22
    Yea it seems to like you, Dimitri ;)
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    DimitriV Icon

    08 Apr 2012 - 19:20
    Your avatar… it blinked at me.
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    Atli Icon

    06 Nov 2011 - 19:49
    Hehe. Thanks guys :)
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    Dogstopper Icon

    06 Nov 2011 - 19:19
    Lookin' a little blue there. Cheer up man! You're a mod! Congratz!
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    codeprada Icon

    06 Nov 2011 - 18:34
    It's about time. Congrats on reaching blue status.
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    n00l3 Icon

    05 Sep 2011 - 12:59
    Happy birthday! :D
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    cupidvogel Icon

    03 Sep 2011 - 23:06
    I can't seem to like your reply to my jQuery post an hour ago (fantastic explanation it was), because the Javascript in my browser is somewhat malfunctioning. I will like it later, ok?
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