Sometimes, I am a front-end web developer. Frequently, I meet new people at work who want to turn really complicated Excel documents into dazzlingly interactive web applications.
Besides Excel's "Save to Web App" or "Save to SharePoint" features
, such people ask if I can tap into an industry to support this -- perhaps scads of agencies and web-based or downloadable tools that make "websites" or at least customizable, interactive reports from Excel spreadsheets, data, and calculations.
I'm yet to find this an abundance of examples of this. Are there? If so, what do you call them? [more inside]
How does Ruby compare to C#/Java in terms of speed of development, quality of code and long-term maintainability? A broad question, I know, but my focus is on enterprise applications that might pull in from several large data sources and might be rather large. [more inside]
I'm trying to compile and run a Java class from Ruby, but I'm having some problems. I'm not very experienced with Ruby- please help me figure out what I'm doing wrong. [more inside]
Railsfilter: I need to write an addition to an already-existing Rails app to allow it to accept large files (and some trivial metadata) uploaded from a Processing (Java) client I've written. The Rails app already supports this behavior via a web interface. I can see a few of the trees, how do I fit them into the forest and get a pair of working apps? [more inside]
I want to learn web design. Not to be hired as a web designer but to design my own business site. I know some (a little) HTML. Is there another language that i should be focusing on that may be easier or better or do i pretty much start with HTML and get very good with that before moving on to something else... [more inside]
What are good free programming language learning environments? [more inside]