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Comment: Re:NONE (Score 2) 55

by Ranx (#49027419) Attached to: Which Freelance Developer Sites Are Worth Your Time?

Letting all the people with all the knowledge go is indeed not so smart. You better have a development team with both employees and freelancers. So knowledge about the software keeps inside the company. Working with employees only has the danger of getting tunnel vision: "This is what we always did and it works for us". Working with (experienced) freelancers has the benefit of bringing in new knowledge and new insights.

Of course you also need to have some code standards, but there's no difference between employees and freelancers in this respect.

Comment: Re:Full Stack? (Score 2) 354

by Ranx (#44125915) Attached to: Node.js and MongoDB Turning JavaScript Into a Full-Stack Language

In the web development world a stack is the combination of webserver, database and programming language, so you have the well known LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) and the Java stack (Tomcat [for example], Oracle [for example] and Java) and the Microsoft stack (Windows, IIS, SQL Server and C#). Now you also have the JavaScript stack (Node.js [with build in webserver] and MongoDB).

Comment: Re:I don't.. (Score 4, Insightful) 453

by Ranx (#42502375) Attached to: Why JavaScript Is the New Perl

The problem is not JavaScript, but programmers who think "it's just a scripting language, how hard can this be". And they hit a brick wall again and again because JavaScript is a language with its own features, features that has to be learnt.

And JavaScript is unmaintanable? It's just a programming language. It's up to the programmer to structure your code. How is that different from other languages? Of course it's possible to write maintainable large projects in JavaScript.

I agree best practices and frameworks are still being developed and improved, but is JavaScript a horrible language? No, it isn't.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov