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Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit ([personal profile] pauamma) wrote in [site community profile] dw_dev_training2011-09-21 12:11 pm
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Jumping in with questions and answers

I just came across To Answer, Or Not To Answer. The gist of it is: someone asked "Should I answer a perl question when I'm not sure of the answer or when I can only answer part of the question?" and got overwhelming "yes" answers (and very good suggestions on how to handle uncertainty), because even if your answer doesn't help the person asking, researching your answer (and thinking about the question) may well help you. So as an experiment, I'd like to try something similar in this entry:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in the discussion I linked to above.

If this works, I'll try to make it a regular feature of this community. (How often should it happen?)
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[personal profile] jeshyr 2011-09-21 11:57 am (UTC)(link)
Ohhh, that's a very cool idea!! I've been hesitant about answering stuff because I'm still very newbie-ish (it took me an hour to set up a 'map' function yesterday for a one line patch) and I have weird splinter-knowledge. It's good to have a "safe" spot where I know somebody with more experience will come and correct me if needs be!

Weird thing I wonder about: What does "stc" stand for in the directory naming system? There are two (I think? at least one!) directory called "stc" in the code and I don't know what they're for. I'm trying to figure out the function of the directories for myself and documenting in http://wiki.dwscoalition.org/notes/Main_development_folder but there are so many I don't know!
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[personal profile] skakri 2011-09-21 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I have a question. Hypothetically speaking - could external site (cross-posting) controller be modified to support Twitter / other social platform? How should I implement that, as I'd have to have a separate table for user id => auth_hash. I'm currently learning how to get/parse/use data via Perl (previously I've used only PHP/AWK/bash for my scripting purposes; If I have a question about some controller, I mostly use
find /home/dw/ -type f | xargs grep 'what was I looking for' | less
).

Another one - if I define a "beta feature", could I somehow use
 LJ::BetaFeatures->user_in_beta( $u => "featurename" );
in my .tt template to conditionally load needed JS assets (I like the idea about "real time web" - as I've used to node.js and socket.io, I'd like to try to implement real time comments)?
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[personal profile] afuna 2011-09-22 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
If this works, I'll try to make it a regular feature of this community. (How often should it happen?)

Hm, maybe once a month, or once every two weeks?