Parsing the difference between the Internet and the Web according to Alan Kay

Kay thinks the Internet was built better than the Web. Is he right? Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. What did digital pioneer Alan Kay mean by, “The Internet was ...

Is it a good idea to impose uniform code format for all developers?

Herding cats and preserving egos, one standard format at a time. Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. Java developer Stijn Geukens is working with 10 developers, and nearly every dev has his ...

What’s the right balance between code consistency and code improvement?

Striking a balance is always hard but sometimes you need to upgrade and improve. Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. Consistency vs. best practice: they are two competing interests any ...

Why aren’t user-defined operators more common?

Developers who can handle it still have to work with developers who can’t. Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. Where have all the user-defined operators gone? tjameson can’t “find any procedural languages ...

Why use a database instead of just saving your data to disk?

For smaller projects, is a database worth it? Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. Dokkat appears to think that databases are overused. “Instead of a database, I just serialize my data ...

How to manage a closed source, high-risk project?

This was originally posted on Arstechnica Secrets are no fun but sometimes they’re necessary. Stack Exchange This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange, a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites. abel is in the early stages of developing a closed-source financial ...