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How do I explain a ruby method with a real-world analogy?

I am looking for a good analogy to help the concept of a method in ruby stick in my head. When I truly understand a concept, an image flashes in my mind that relates something physical to the abstract ...
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Web applications have “the todo list.” What analogous program is there for systems programming?

You can find many frameworks with an example todo list for demonstrating a small but full application in the framework. You don't have to consider large problems like scaling or caching, but you ...
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How to explain that sample size does not influence project length

We have big enterprise projects they normally involve copying data from a source database to a destination database and then setting up a number of additional applications that sync this data etc. ...
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Analogy for Thread Pools

I am working on an application which spawns a new thread per request. Sometimes the number of threads active on the machine at one time is in the high hundreds. It's suspected that this is causing all ...