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I'm a Javascript and PHP developer with a strong background in mobile applications (using historically .Net, but now PhoneGap/Cordova). I've built a lot of browser plugins and my business currently provides workflow services to stock photographers. I do a lot of work on APIs and complex backend systems, and have extensive experience of scraping/parsing/processing complex data sources.

My latest favorite platforms are NodeJS and PhoneGap, and I'm a recent convert to NoSQL databases, particularly Apache CouchDB.


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comment singular and collective noun for included computer source code
This does of course raise the question of where a program's source was sourced, though this is resolved by the context of the statement/question: "I sourced the software" is clear that you didn't necessarily obtain the source code, and "I sourced the source" would suggest you purchased or provisioned the source from a software developer/agency.
Oct
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comment Is there a word for the phrase “I don't know what I don't know”?
I quite often use the term Unknown unknowns when discussing potential threats or opportunities to project development. This term was popularised (afaik) by Rumsfeld's poorly delivered (but surprisingly relevant) speech.
Oct
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comment singular and collective noun for included computer source code
I vote on-topic since this is specifically a discussion which pops up occasionally when talking about code with non-technical testers or associated staff, like the boss. I'm a coder and systems designer
Oct
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revised singular and collective noun for included computer source code
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Oct
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comment Something was being touched but no longer is
To be touched is rather complex since humans have many words for touch-actions the language usually suggests the type of touch (soft, rough, sharp, a caress or stroke) as well as often the object or subject performing the touch. Your question also raises the question of how the touch was terminated (as @JDM's answer). For a good answer please provide more context.
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revised Is is possible to say these sentences in a formal context in British English?
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answered singular and collective noun for included computer source code
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answered Is is possible to say these sentences in a formal context in British English?
Oct
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comment Describing “not knowing what to do” (as a response to an unexpected event that happened)?
As a consultant myself, "I don't know what to do" is a perfectly valid (and sometimes necessary) response. This kind of fence-sitting (or corporate bs) is purely an exercise in blame-avoidance and risk mitigation. Not only is it not a good answer for this question, but is bad advice in almost any situation. Any consultant 'worth his salt' is quite content to say "I do not know", providing they can follow it with "but I can find out" or "I know someone who might know".
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answered An inoffensive word for “stupid”?
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