Sam's notebook

WordPress (not Laravel) as an app framework January 11th, 2016, 9AM

Programming

Is it a good idea to develop full-blown applications as plugins inside WordPress (or an other CMS)? I sometimes feel like it’s a silly thing to do. Especially if the application is not really doing anything to extend or complement the standard functions of the CMS, and is just existing as a stand-alone creature within […]

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Don't Write Code (write descriptions of things) November 12th, 2012, 4PM

Open content Programming

I wish I didn’t know how to code. For a programmer, the solution to every problem is to write more code. But sometimes, all that is needed is to write proper words. To explain things and explore them through prose. Not to remove oneself to the meta-realm of trying to understand the general structure of […]

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Contributing to Github-hosted projects May 7th, 2012, 8AM

Programming

Some projects provide information about how people should fork and contribute to them. This is my general approach (included here, obviously, for my own edification): Fork a project: Github clickity-click Clone it locally: git clone git@github.com:username/project.git Add the upstream project: git remote add upstream git@github.com:upstream/project.git Do not commit to the master branch; it is to […]

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Sorry, Apple Inc., I've met something I like more than you January 28th, 2012, 7PM

Programming

I first used a Mac in about 1993 — a Quadra I think it might’ve been, or a Performa. I’d come from DOS and Amiga and didn’t really know anything about anything — I didn’t even know there was anything to be known. I remember hearing someone talking about Windows, and assuming they just meant […]

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Preventing duplicate rows in a tabular HTML form July 12th, 2011, 3PM

Programming

I am working on a bespoke issue-tracking system at the moment (not for code issue-tracking, in case anyone thinks we’re cloning Redmine; although there certainly are overlaps…) in which each issue has a list of personnel, each of whom have a role on the issue. The task at hand is to prevent people selecting the […]

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