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Stable, Hash Based Symmetrical Difference

A lot of thought went into the implementation of the set algorithms in LINQ: Distinct, Except, Intersect and Union. They guarantee that the items are returned in the same order that they appear in ...
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Cloud differential backup

I am responsible for the design and development of a cloud backup application. Currently we are using xDelta to do differential backup so that only the changed parts of the files gets uploaded. This ...
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How to Ignore Bracketing Style in Code Comparison / Diff

How to ignore bracketing styles when doing code comparisons or diffs? We have several formats of bracketing and I would like: function foo(){ } to be considered the same as function foo() { } ...
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Difference between Optimization and Scalability?

If I quote a paragraph from Wikipedia about Optimization: In computer science, program optimization or software optimization is the process of modifying a software system to make some aspect of ...
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Is Factory method subclass of Abstract factory in essence [duplicate]

Is it correct to say that factory method is essentially just a particular case of the abstract factory which produces the only one object not a group? I know that classic realizations assumes the ...
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Does a programming language increase/decrease value? [closed]

Let's say you develop a software program for Windows in C#, then Joe Blow develops the same software program for Windows but instead codes it using C++. If Joe Blow were to sell that software program, ...
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Can we reduce confusion in line-based diff tools by annotating the code with some unique tokens?

Let's say I have procedure1() { --body of first procedure-- } Then I rename it into procedure2 and create a procedure1 above it: procedure1() { --body of second procedure-- } procedure2() ...
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Special feautures of each of these languages that make them special [closed]

I interested about C++, C#, Java, Python, Ruby and Perl. All this languages are very popular and I believe that each one have something that make people to choose them. What is that special thing that ...
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Semi-intelligent “diff” utility

Part of the QA steps required for a project I am tangentially involved with require the person who is responsible to integrate new version of source file to first calculate how many lines have been ...
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Difference between planning a project vs. planning a product

I have read in numerous places that when developing a product you need to take a different approach to when you are developing a project (think "contract" work). Some differences are: 1) There is no ...
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What difference with Android when iOS is not open?

My question may seem silly, but, I've read in many Android books that the better part of Android is Android is open, and iOS is closed. But, from a programmer viewpoint, who cares about this point? ...
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What is the difference between building and compiling ?

What's the difference between Building and Compiling.
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Is it necessary to read every single byte to check if a copied file is identical to the original?

I recently learned of a program called Total Commander. It's a Windows Explorer replacement and has its own stuff to copy files. To check whether the files are identical, instead of calculation a CRC, ...
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Does it make sense to ask, “What is the difference between Design Pattern and Algorithm?”

From Wikipedia: In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is an effective method expressed as a finite list of well-defined instructions for calculating a function. In software ...
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Migrating myself from .Net 1.1 to .Net 4.0

I have been working with .Net for 7 years. ASP Web Apps, Windows Forms, Windows Services, mostly done in C#, but some in VB.Net. And as we started to work with .Net 1.1, we stayed on .Net 1.1. ...
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Difference Between Software Development and Production?

In a typical SDLC there isn't much mention of the word production or development or the distinction between the two.These seem more of a real time , industrial driven concepts . I have come across ...
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What are the differences between a website and a web application?

How do you differentiate a web application from websites? It's language/platform agnostic.
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Difference Between Unit Testing and Test Driven Development

From reading the descriptions, I understand that in TDD tests are done prior to writing the function and in Unit Testing, its done afterwards. Is this the main difference, or the two terms can't even ...
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Closest file match?

I am looking for a way to compare a set of files against a given file with each comparison giving me a "closeness" metric. I should then be able to order based upon the metric to find the closest ...