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What I like most about it is that there are people who, in all seriousness, answer such questions like they are experts on the subject
I was rather hoping for something like this:
< 98 > It is widely maintained that the reference to Ky'Trrk visiting Ny'Akkk on the planet Disfaros (DS9, Episode 578, Act I, Scene IV) implies that Ky'Trrk must have swam to the island on which Ny'Akkk was living. The usual logic supplied is that episode 578 was set on Star Date 9293.234 and the Klingon's didn't invent bridges until Star Date 9296.345.
This thinking, however, is clearly fallacious. Whilst there wouldn't have been a bridge, it is perfectly possible that Ky'Trrk had a pair of hover boots rendering the lack of bridges completely moot.
+10 @Scotty: Nonsense, Klingons did not have hover boots until they defeated the Romulans in the Zeta Zone. T'Pau 458,456
+926 @T'Pau: But the Klingon's did have time travel in 9293.234 so it would have been easy for Ky'Trrk to travel forwards in time and get the hover boots. KirkFan97 26,382
+483 @KirkFan97: Pish, tish and tosh! The anti-grav mechanism of the hover boots could not survive reverse travel in time as the intrograspulator would become demagnitised by the photonic effect of the radyonic crystals. This can be succinctly described by the equation x:R⊢P(x)and⊢(∀x:R)P(x) which clearly proves that hover boots are only available to a maximum size of 12, whereas it is postulated by Postlethwaite and Gibbs in their definitive text Shoe Sizes of the Star Trek Universe that no adult Klingon has feet smaller than size 14. Uhura93 45, 234
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Would you develop a website using Microsoft tools, with all the incredible learning curve and expense? Or would you just go the easy - but effective - route and use the WordPress solution your client's hosting provider offers as a development platform?
I've got the Microsoft tools in Visual Studio, and I've got the Adobe tools in the Creative Suite, and I'm not too fond of either. I can use them, but it's a huge effort, usually on my own time, to get up to speed and fairly proficient after a long break. My new employer needs a website that works - it's currently crippled with almost no functionality - and I'm the only one to do it. The current site was done with WordPress, but never completed. And some of their suppliers offer APIs to link with their online ordering systems to make sales on behalf of the affiliate members. Most of those are written using WordPress, so I'm going to have to deal with that sometime...
Given that there's going to be a huge learning curve for me to come up to speed on modern versions of any of these platforms, which would you recommend that I choose for my employer's new website?
If it is just to display some marketing content with a few forms to get some customers in contact - wordpress all the way. There's loads of templates out there, and if you can't find one that fits you can find people that produce wordpress templates for you for very small amounts of money. WordPress is all yucky, and you'll need to take a shower afterwards, but you'll be up and going so quickly with a pretty great result. I inherited the management of a WordPress site that made use of the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. You can attach any sort of fields to any post type (blog, page etc). It made getting a UI to edit content so simple, and the backend php was a breeze to copy and paste to get going. Each time I tinker with it I mentally recoil in horror at just how much boilerplate I'd have to write to get the same effect in asp.net MVC.
If you're after something a bit less one-size-fits-all, I'd go for a static site generator. Theres LOADS of them out there. Set up your templates, content markdown, run a command, and out pops regular plain html read to be statically served.
But for a complete web app - I can't go past asp.net. I love the debugging experience. Node in vscode is almost as nice, but I'm just not as familiar with it.