George Stocker

Springfield, VA

georgestocker.com

Age: 32

I'm a Software Developer. I use the best language for the job. I talk about software, programming, and usability on my blog.


What I'm Good at:
  • Communicating
  • Creating awesome software that delivers value
  • Self-aggrandizing sentences (like these).

How to Reach me
Catch me on twitter or Linked In. If you want to see what I've done, check my CV.

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comment Find a better mechanism for Stack Exchange-blessed recruitment attempts
It's not surprising that the same individuals who are against using meta to help newbie programmers are against SE inc. using Meta to garner feedback about helping newbie programmers. It's disheartening, but not surprising.
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comment Find a better mechanism for Stack Exchange-blessed recruitment attempts
And the censorship implies that they had no way to talk about it -- they did, by posting an answer. They chose instead to comment, knowing that comments are deleted for a myriad of reasons. I'd they really wanted their argument to stick around, an answer was their best bet; otherwise it's just complaining.
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answered Are questions like "is this the best way to do X" off-topic?
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comment Move to top function is not working in kineticJs
@Andy The question lacks a few things we need: An actual error "Not working" isn't sufficient", a way to reproduce the issue, an MVCE that we could use to debug the problem; or even a good title. I don't just do '.NET'; I work in JavaScript, MSSQL Server, Angular, C#, Python, Perl, et. al. Also, the language I work in is independent on whether or not a question is written well enough for us to be able to actually solve the OPs issue.
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comment Volunteer to help mentor one of 16 new graduates starting a career in programming
There's a space that Stack Exchange isn't filling; currently the 1 on 1 "I have no idea what I'm doing yet I have this problem to solve" space. Judging from the rather broad questions we get as a result of this, I'd say that this is a great place for SE to figure out a way to jump into.
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comment My ASP.NET MVC project is not retrieving my SQL Server Express values
Is there a connection made to the DB when you debug into your code? Does it throw an error? Does your Database register that a connection was made? do you see an error in the event viewer? We don't have nearly enough information to help you diagnose why your connection isn't working without at least an error message. Does that user have a login and the correct user permissions in SQL server? Are "named pipes" enabled in SQL server Configuration Manager? Is
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answered Book recommendation lists
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revised How do I ignore files in a directory in git?
edited title
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awarded Guru
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comment Logging on to two sites simultaneously
OpenID is for logging on from one site to another without having to create credentials on that second site. That's what it's for. Its purpose was to keep people from being in the identity management business. Not what the OP is looking for here. OAuth, et. al, are a way to securely say, "Person who logged in to site X is authorized to use those same credentials to log into site y, and when you communicate with site X, use those credentials instead of a username/password." See also: stackoverflow.com/questions/1087031/…
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comment Solr schema design
This isn't a great site to ask open ended, "How's my design" questions; especially when you haven't given us any particulars that someone who has access to your code could query and get benchmarks on this schema. I don't know, is this Schema 'up to mark'? What would you want to 'add/remove'? Secondly, the best you'll get without more detail is a 'yes' or 'no', and that's not going to be helpful to future visitors. We like questions that we can give detailed objective answers to.
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comment Logging on to two sites simultaneously
It works in the same way you can use a hammer on a screw -- but neither are meant to be used together.
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comment Logging on to two sites simultaneously
OpenID is really not for this. OAuth is; but not OpenID.
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comment Linq & ASP.NET MVC: how to use "or" and "equals" in join statement
@Sounouk it should be edited into your question, not as a comment.
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comment Unable to get data from database through JDBC and sqlserver. when i click on ok button application crash. Help me thanks in advance
@Awais That should be in your question; not as comments. Your question also needs to be reduced to the very issue you're asking about. Right now it seems like you have your whole project in the question.
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revised java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range when trying to check if a word is a palindrome
deleted 196 characters in body; edited title
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comment Linq & ASP.NET MVC: how to use "or" and "equals" in join statement
We don't have type information for your types or all the information we need to solve your issue; plus when a user has given you an answer, you say, "I get 15 errors" without editing your question with the precise errors you get. I'm not sure how you expect us to help you without giving us all the information we need to do so.
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comment Linq & ASP.NET MVC: how to use "or" and "equals" in join statement
@Sounouk What errors do you get? How do you expect us to help you if you don't give us the feedback we need to solve your issue?
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comment Keeping data (which resides in DB) in memory for faster operations
As written, this is a really broad question. Caching is something that differs depending on your architecture; your ORM (or lack of one), how many web servers you have, whether you can use a web server independent cache; how up-to-date you want the items in cache; whether you want a read-through cache or a read-aside cache, and how much money you have. Not to mention: What's the use case, what's the data you're caching, and what are your performance goals? (In numbers).
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comment Can't access database using HTTP POST
There are a few issues with your question: 1) You're not telling us what the Database Error you receive is. If your app can't connect to the database, there will be an error somewhere. (If you're catch{} or catch(Exception ex) {} and not logging it then it may be in there: Also: Don't blindly catch general exceptions. 2) Even if you had the error message for the DB, you haven't provided us with an example we can use to Reproduce. Which database? How are you connecting to it? Where is your Data Access code for this method?
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