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I wonder why they didn't allow to work on network folders. It looks like all files must be local, otherwise it can open the folder and list files in sidebar but can not open individual files.


One thing is not clear: What happens if I want some people (friends of friends etc) find me on facebook but they or others don't see my information on their hello app when I called / miscalled them? Would there be an opt-out?


One possible downside of this technique would be searching in previous "pages" would be difficult / impossible. Since element is removed once its out of view port, browsers' search function can not find given text. Although it should be acceptable if you have only images.


I've checked their examples on http://t3js.org/examples/ and I appreciate the effort they put in but in general there is one thing I never understood with these examples :

Why most js frameworks relay on very simple examples while they promising the wonderland? I need an advanced sample than a classic todo to evaluate a framework. Something like does multiple async ajax calls, survives page reloads while juggling data / models, and gracefully handles the errors and/or initial states. An example close to a real world project would be much appreciated.

PS: If that matters, in my day time job I'm using Angular...

edit: fixed typo.


While it would be nice to have a more complex example than a todo app, studies show that a todo list is the most complex JavaScript app you can build before a newer, better framework is invented: http://www.allenpike.com/2015/javascript-framework-fatigue/


I wrote a blog post[0] relating to this as well. If you're going to flaunt your framework as the next big thing, you should give real world examples.

My unhappiness with angular is part of why I wrote this up as well. In their own docs they do things that are considered bad practices, they don't have readily available examples for how to test certain things, and they don't have any examples of how a "real" app should look.

I'd love if people that put out these frameworks released a non-trivial app WITH tests, using the framework.

I think Rails has done an amazing job with these things. Their guides are outstanding.

[0]: https://blog.cesarandreu.com/posts/testing_not_as_an_afterth...


Fully agree with devmach.

Angular has a very similar problem and they know it. I think that one of the things we can expect from Angular 2.0 is a much larger example app.

I'm ready to see the end of TodoMVC and the beginning of CMSMVC or SocialNetworkMVC or whatever.

That said, I like the idea behind T3 and am very curious to see how it will mature and what adoption will be like.


YES! Agreed 100%. Biggest irritation in my life with regard to doing anything with Javascript is when some library talks about some miracle function, then the example is like:

miracleFunction() { alert("It works!") }

ARGH. Give me an example of what the body of miracle function should look like!


I love writing Regex for my router: https://github.com/box/t3js/blob/gh-pages/examples/todo/live...

> Regexs and parsing borrowed from Backbone's router since they did it right


PS: If it matters I'm using Meteor, but I've used angular/ember/backbone/knockout/etc/etc


Totally agree. The problem with a Todo app as the prototypical example is that a 'todo' item doesn't really have any nesting whatsoever. Something like a list of Album/Tracks is much more illuminating about a web framework for anything that has a web form or model.


Absolutely. As a fellow Angular (2 years) developer, I've become familiar with the actual pain-points of real SPA apps. When I started I didn't have a clue, but jumped straight in because the Angular examples seemed awesome. It's time to switch, but I'll be way more careful this time.


My 2 cents :

* I would add more screenshots

* I would avoid using narrow fonts. It might be personal thing but it's really difficult to read when font is too narrow http://i.imgur.com/c2mqM6o.png (screenshot taken on chrome `v41.0.2272.89 m` on windows )


Screenshots will be added, likely along with a demo account to try things out first-hand.

I'm also not terribly happy with the way the font renders on Windows compared to Mac. I was playing around with letter-spacing on the body text, but everything above 0.5px turned out really ugly. I might have blinders on from seeing it the way it is now much too often in the past few weeks, though. Maybe switching to something along the lines of Proxima Nova might help, I'll have a go at this on my local development in the next few days.

Anyways, thanks a bunch for providing feedback!

Edit: Screenshot from a Mac (Chrome, same version) for comparison: http://i.imgur.com/lqxU5Nj.png


Have you asked them why they are started to writing a code in first place? Maybe, since it's a programming interview, they thought you are trying to measure their theoretical knowledge than their practical day to day knowledge.

You should probably reword your question and give a hint that a candidate can use any available tool. If it's a programming interview my first instinct would be writing a code, if it's a sysadm interview I would use available tools in the system.Context is important...


It looks like they have html5 player too, which plays the following file

http://embed.wistia.com/deliveries/05b7d508543a1e8f7de01e27b... (900Mb, HD)

edit: Although, I don't know if they allow you to "Download" the video in sense of the licencing...


I should have said that I didn't want to run any embedded players, Flash, HTML 5, Javascript, or whatever.

Thank you for the link!


Nice work. But I wonder how they handle table alterations, I couldn't see they mentioned on the docs. Is it possible at all? If it is, since pg_shard doesn't support transactions, what if alteration fails ?


Table alterations are not supported: if we're missing this in our docs I'll be sure to make that more explicit. They're certainly in the list of things we'd like to support.

At the moment, our customers who do need table alterations accomplish them by using a script that propagates such changes to all worker nodes.


NOT related with their ssl campaign but : What are the other trust able alternatives to Namecheap?

I love them but after they "updated" their design, every time i try to buy/renew domains I'm having nervous breakdown :

* It's impossible to find what I'm looking for.

* Facebook style panel menu ( I don't know how they calling it ) makes only sense on tablets/phones, on desktop it's just pain...

* New design uses screen real estate really bad. My screen filled with big buttons, big texts and senseless images... Information that I'm looking for is lost between them.

* Gray text on white background... Not so readable...


I've used nearly every domain registrar out there and here are the ones I'd recommend:

http://www.uniregistrar.com (two-factor, free privacy, cayman islands)

http://www.easydns.com (two-factor, canadian)

http://www.pairnic.com (super lock, requires id to unlock if you enable it)


http://www.namebright.com (two-factor)

http://www.name.com (two-factor)

http://www.gandi.net (two-factor)

Security is really important for your name so make sure you go with someone who offers some sort of two-factor or extra security lock.


I really like http://iWantMyName.com because it has a nice UX and gives me straightforward controls over DNS.

Also, http://startssl.com give SSL certificates for free and they're accepted by all major browser vendors. It's hard to beat free


IWantMyName are great, +1 for their UI, and their support are excellent! I've switched from Gandi and have never looked back.


Cheap providers like NameCheap, NameBright and NameSilo do not support DNSSEC. Here is a list of DNSSEC supporting registrars: https://www.icann.org/en/news/in-focus/dnssec/deployment

Based on pricing ($9.99/.com) and a growing irritation with GoDaddy, I finally moved my domains to Dynadot:


They have a (custom) 2FA app and 2FA SMS. BTW this friend referral https://www.dynadot.com/?s9N6j7d9G8B07i73 gives you & me $5 after purchase.


I mostly use Namecheap, because, well it's cheap ;) (and also a good service). But for the domains I really care about I use https://www.pairnic.com/index.html . PairNIC provides free phone support staffed by technical folks (during business hours in Pittsburgh, PA). It's $19/year. And I use http://www.gandi.net/ for the esoteric TLD's.


I've had good experiences with name.com, price and service -wise ... the frontpage isn't as slick, but once logged in the UI is nicer. Have yet to see a registrar with an actual good interface though :|


I recently tried out badger.com, and I like their UI. They have a demo of their UI you can try before buying. They also offer some nifty built-ins like automatic Heroku integration.


Namecheap's backend UI will be upgraded soon :)


I am also looking for a new registrar since Moniker has turned in to a shadow of it former self. First, the customer support took a nosedive. Now, they redesigned the site and its a mess.

The Namecheap redesign is also a bit messy. They have a mix of the old design plus some new interfaces. Also, we've been waiting for ages for them to implement 2 factor authentication and when they finally do it, it's an SMS only solution that's no good for those that are without constant coverage or need to travel outside the country.


This probably isn't quite what you were asking, but for DNS hosting, I'm enjoying PointDNS[1]. They give you unlimited records for one domain, which is all I've used to this point. But their rates seem quite reasonable, so I'd be happy to pay them when I have the need.

Biggest downside is that they don't support many advanced DNS features such as Anycast, GeoDNS, and DNSSEC.

[1] https://pointhq.com/


I haven't used it, but I have heard that Hover is pretty good. https://www.hover.com/


I have started using Hover and I love them. Right now I am splitting my domains between hover and https://iwantmyname.com/


+1 on hover. so happy since switching to them.


http://www.namesilo.com/ is my go to go for cheap .coms. I don't know about their support (never needed it) but they're fast, support 2fa and, well, are cheap :)


I use Enom (http://www.enom.com) or DNSimple (https://dnsimple.com), which uses Enom under the hood.


I'd recommend Gandi (both for domains and certificates).

There are some cheaper SSL-certificates, but they fairly low price, and with good UI/support.


Its pretty much:




At least for me.


ssls.com is another trusted alternative...and it's owned by Namecheap with a different design.

Curious - are you still encountering those issues? That may be from the initial launch in January but we haven't heard about this from others. We definitely appreciate the feedback though.

Tamar, Namecheap's Community Manager


I experienced similar issues this weekend while trying to register a new domain. Once logged in, my immediate impression was that I should click the "Domains" dropdown from the white navbar to manage my domains. The actual links I need are hidden behind the expanded menu, it would be nice highlight these options better since they're the primary use case for logged in users.

The only other issue I've noticed is a large disconnect between the new aesthetic of the landing page (which I quite enjoy) and the yet-unchanged UI of the dashboard.


We are a working on the dashboard UI now and we're really excited about the improvements. Stay tuned!

Teddy, head of product @ namecheap


Yes they are actual issues : I had to renew one of my domains today and I'm really frustrated with the UI. I also realized I didn't checked namecheap for a while because I had same issues when i used namecheap last time.

I don't know why others didn't reported UI issues but in my case : Opening a support ticket didn't seem to be a good option, it was an UI issue and wasn't related to billing or some technical problem.

I'll check ssls.com


This is hilarious ..I felt the same way ..especially with the auto renew section


Agreed. I needed to update the email address on my account and it took me 5 minutes of focused searching to figure it out.


Why people wants to believe it works ? Well, it has nothing to do with religion. Reason is same as using robots for manufacturing : It's cheap, fast and could be 7/24 on duty.

Why these devices haven't tested properly ? Easy, corruption (, which is not condoned by any religion)


It doesn't necessarily need to be corruption. If the device just makes random beeps or something then it's easy enough to be convinced that it's correlated with how close it is to explosives.

People do not automatically think of doing a blind test and measuring the results and seeing how well it correlates with actual bombs.



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