Hourly charges allow for abuse. Jobs should be by contract unless there is something about the job which is so hypothetical its cost cannot reasonably be projected (accurately enough to be bound by contract). A person who maintains a real estate website at $50 per hour is very expensive if they produce 1 or 2 pages an hour. A person who produces higher quality pages at a rate of 20 or 30 pages per hour however (by pre-designed format of course) can make 2-300$ per hour at $10 per page. In the 90's purported web boom (false), the Industry Standard (a principal e-magazine about the false boom) published figures showing per-page costs to be in the $1,000 range in the early 90s, to $1,300 per page or so in the later 90s. If I could have found those clients, I'd have made many millions. In truth, much web development competes with relatively amateur technical skills. If you make good earnings, it almost certainly will have to be by contract and high skill. There should be few clients these days willing to hire anyone by the hour.
I am a web developer currently teaching myself ASP.NET 2.0 (in c#) with MySQL (rare combination, but still viable?). Getting ASP.NET & MySQL to work together at first was difficult, but now I understand the basics most code catered towards MS SQL can be altered to work with MySQL.
I mainly create bespoke content management systems for clients, so even though my knowledge is quite weak I am still putting it to regular use and constantly learning new things. I keep coming up against silly bugs/problems, or am having to write an awful lot of code (sometimes snippets twice) because I am not clued up on the best practices as I am essentially just making it up as I go along.
The tutorials and articles here are generally useful, but can sometimes be written crudely as they will only serve one purpose and no point in confusing someone by overcomplicating the methods. Alot of resources out there are catered towards 1.0 and 1.1 - when an awful lot changed in 2.0.
When I was learning PHP it was a great help to find opensource projects to delve into (even ones not classed as opensource still were of help because the code is always available). But with ASP.NET, practically everything is closed source (.dll's) and/or you have to pay a high price to see the source code.
Could anyone please recommend me any books worth getting, or offer any advice on how to find better online resources, or perhaps point me in the direction of some opensource projects I can look at - or towards some opensource groups I could collaborate with.
I tell you frankly that imho the most promising direction to pursue is probably C++ CGI. I too write in C#, but .Net programmers tend to think everything new under the sun is somehow better. CGI is probably much more secure and efficient -- particularly if you only transfer data across bandwidth. Your MySQL driven content will fly in C++, and the operating overhead will be minimal. What you are doing in .NET may seem to be powerful, but you can deliver any web content in very straightforward, efficient ways from C++.
All you have to know to do anything under the sun is basic DBMS implementations (record maintenance and navigation) and raw XHTML.
A tool which was a good alternate solution until a few years ago was Delphi. A prebuilt web server component allowed you to read your tables and build your content into a simple CGI run by the server (of different kinds). You can't really get more straightforward than that -- and the peformance is so much better than .Net it's amazing it isn't the mainstream approach.
For good material on this alternate approach, you can pick up a used copy of Mastering Delphi [7+...etc.] by Marco Cantu. A single chapter covers this approach -- and there isn't anything you can't do with the *basic* process, except embed all the ActiveX your .Net implementations require... which is a huge security risk to content consumers. If *I* were dictating security policy, I would disqualify .Net on this count alone.
Contact me if you can help in making this project come to reality. I would like to get it done as soon as possible but also hope not to pay more than $8K for some top programming for IP Camera software. Is this possible? Am I crazy? I may even entertain a share for the programmer in the Business I am starting.:->
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1. Is there any way or tools to perform a Code Coverage testing for Pocket PC 2003 application developed using .NET CF 2.0?
2. Is there any Profiling tools available for obtaining memory usage statistics for for Pocket PC 2003 application developed using .NET CF 2.0?
I have created a website geared towards scientists and engineers to exchange code. Please visit and provide input, any codes you want to share, or request help with your code!
Any feedback mucho appreciated.
Having visited your web site, I have a number of suggestions
1. Try to change the width of your pages (1024). It is rather annoying that a simple web page has to grow horizontal scroll bars half as much as my browser window. My browser window is set to 800x600. I suggest that setting 800 wide is the norm to use.
2. Your bulletin board states only "C" code accepted. Yes that language is no doubt important but it is not the only language that engineers/scientists/others employ. Why restrict potential thus enabling a reduced interest in your web site offerings. And it is rather rude to suggest that people convert their hard-worked code just to satisfy you.
Thank you for your feedback Richard!
You bring in two very valid issues. I chose the 1024 width as a compromise...I know some people have their display resolution set to 1280, some 800, but seems to me nowadays the first one is most common. 1024 fits on 1280. Of course, some people browse from a window which can vary in size...it's hard to acommodate everyone
Let me stress out that if someone has a complete code, in any language, they are more than welcome to submit it to the site.
However, for the collaborative process, only one language can be used and C is the most common overall. Granted, scientists and engineers use Matlab a lot, as it is rather tailored for their environment, but I assumed not everyone has or is willing to purchase the Matlab package.
Visual basic is a valid alternative, and easier to use than C, but it exists, at elast to my knowledge, only in the Windows environment, and a lot of scientific programming is still done on Unix computers.
Since this issue has been brought up before, I plan to allow people to request help with codes written in Visual Basic as well.
Now that Code Project has altered its web site, not just in its colours but in the width of the browser window, apparently 800 wide window is no longer "the norm". Look at the comments and critisisms that Code Project got this past few days after altering their web site.
As an idea for your web site, those people/organisations who submit code to you, are these people going to be able to put together a suitable tutorial, not just to explain the code, but also explain the reason for the existence of the code - namely to solve (or attempt to solve) a problem, and how this problem manifests itself. This tutorial used use drawings (such as UML/SSADM/???) and the english-like psuedo-code to help explain "where from (starting point), where to (the target), and how to get there". Perhaps including powerpoint presentations as a means to get greater understanding of issues presented.
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