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Is it necessary to follow the standard , take the C standard for that matter?

May be this question is a duplicate and I am a dumb to ask it here, but I searched a bit and none of the titles suggested to answer my question exactly . There are some very experienced folks on SO ...
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Differences between different creative coding libraries

I've worked with Cinder previously under Windows, but have recently switched to Ubuntu. Since Cinder doesn't work on Linux (::sadface::) I've began looking for alternatives. With that in mind, could ...
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What does it mean for a developer to be given “creative freedom”

So I was reading the flowchart shouldiworkforfree, and I was thinking what does it mean to be given creative freedom? as a developer?.. "Will they give you creative freedom?" For example does it ...
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Is there a difference between “self-plagiarizing” in programming vs doing so as a writer?

I read this Gawker article about how a writer reused some of his older material for new assignments for different magazines. Is there any similar ethical (societal?) dilemma when doing the same ...
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Logical reasoning skill tests [duplicate]

I'm job hunting so I decided to sharpen a bit of my skills. I've been working on implementing solutions to some of the "Project Euler" problems, but I would like to work on stuff which is not specific ...
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How to encourage creative user interface design?

When I picture a really well functioning software team in my mind, one of the visions I have is of a developer showing off to a small group of devs some cool, clever UI that they just came up with ...
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How valuable and rare is being able to create something from scratch?

I just found out the other day that the previous web company where I worked for 8 years will pretty much be shut down except for occasional updates and support of existing applications. I was ...
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Exploiting creativity with “free time”

Some companies have discovered, to their surprise and profit, that programmers are very creative people. I think of Google and Atlassian, for example, who allow regular (monthly, I believe) "free ...
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What is the best path for a CS graduate who wants to end up doing creative research-like development?

Background: This question came to mind after I ignorantly came to the conclusion that I was driven to go into game development, because it is the only place I can do creative development without the ...
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Did eastern PKUFFT algorithm beat FFTW3 (Fastest FFT on the west) 20 fold?

I wonder if PKUFFT is Chinese algorithm/library and is it really better than FFTW, MKL ? Thank you Edit: I will elaborate. My personal programmers interest is in fast parallel algorithms like FFTW3, ...
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Nurturing creativity

What is the best development methodology for nurturing personal creativity? Why do you think it's better than others? The methodologies can be agile, traditional or whatever.
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What ways are there to determine if an idea for change is viable or not?

A recent discussion on here about whether or not program windows should still be called screens or if we should have improved terminology got me thinking... Dangerous I know! People as a whole tend ...
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How do you make your applications looking more sexy? [closed]

The other title of this question could also be: How to improve my creativeness? During the past years I noticed that a loot of my small applications that I write in my free time to ease my life could ...
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Motivating yourself to actually write the code after you've designed something

Does it happen only to me or is this familiar to you too? It's like this: You have to create something; a module, a feature, an entire application... whatever. It is something interesting that you ...
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Innovation on CS [closed]

its been some time that i've been thinking about creating something that could help the web community and leave some mark, but the problem that there are no ideas poping out of my head. So 2 questions ...
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How to reconcile inner creativity with the corporate environment? [closed]

As programmers, many (most?) of us have an inner creative "spark". We love thinking of new, useful ways to accomplish tasks. Many of us have even dreamed a few ideas we thought could be viable ...
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Defining Rank names for employees [closed]

I want to create a list of ranks for the employees in my company. We are an open source integrator that works usually with existing solutions and also building custom solutions. We don't want to name ...