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Is Python Interpreted or Compiled?

This is just a wondering I had while reading about interpreted and compiled languages. Ruby is no doubt an interpreted language, since source code is compiled by an interpreter at the point of ...
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How to slow down your computer (for testing purposes)?

As most people agree, encouraging developers to make fast code by giving them slow machines is not a good idea. But there's a point in that question. My dev machine is fast, and so I occasionally ...
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Developing With Ruby/Rails Easier, Faster Than Developing With PHP/CakePHP?

What is your experience when developing web applications using one of these two languages/frameworks? Which have you found to be more convenient and faster to develop with?
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What are the worst false economies in software development?

What are the worst false economies (that is ways of saving money that ultimately cost more than they save) prevalent in the software industry and how do you combat them?