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Comment Before going any further ... (Score 1) 575

Understand the Javascript language, because it is a simple, yet powerfull language on its own. So, before digging deeper into libraries and tools, take some time to read the javascript garden, which will give you the dirty parts: http://bonsaiden.github.com/JavaScript-Garden/ And, as previous posters already said, the Crockford site which will give you good insight into good practices and useful patterns: http://www.crockford.com/

Comment Re:5 billion years from now (Score 2) 76

That is perfectly okay. They will land a job in a newspaper somewhere...and wear their underwear outside their pants!

As a former resident of an exoplanet I must protest. This is an stereotype created by pop culture, not all aliens wear their underwear outside their pants, you insensitive clod!

Comment Before migrating to NoSQL... (Score 1) 222

Take a look at SQL alternatives. There's an interesting PostgreSQL use case which uses only open source tools to achieve a good horizontal scaling solution. This post tells a little about how they did it: http://highscalability.com/skype-plans-postgresql-scale-1-billion-users The post also says that there is a very similar approach using MySQL.

Comment I'm from Brazil, also want to move to Canada (Score 1) 450

I'm been thinking for some time about moving to Canada. Though, I'm a little afraid of the Brazilian reputation outside Brazil (don't think it's very good). I'm mainly a database architect (work with PostgreSQL), but also a *nix developer. Does someone here has something to say about experiences working with or hiring people from Brazil?

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