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Optimistic & Pessimistic Programming - Ensuring multiple tasks are called only once for specific record

Let's say you have 10 database records which you need to process in the following way: Start Pull 2 records from the database with the 'Processed' flag set to 'false' Call the external web service ...
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How to you achieve flow in web programming? [closed]

I really like programming simple things, like solutions for Project Euler, where you can concentrate, write an algorithm, instantly execute, test, verify and change the program until it works. Even ...
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Flow Chart - While Loops process

I'm having difficulties understanding whether or not this is the right process to use for a flow chart which illustrates the processes involved in an algorithm. For this, assume the following: A 1D ...
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Why is there never any controversy regarding the switch statement? [closed]

We all know that the gotostatement should only be used on very rare occasions if at all. It has been discouraged to use the goto statement countless places countless times. But why it there never ...
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Control flow testing in white box - static or dynamic?

Yesterday I asked a question that happened to have another meaning inside. I can see that Control/data flow is often mentioned to be static analysis (when tools is used) or dynamic analysis testing in ...
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How can you achieve and maintain flow while pair programming?

Flow is a concept introduced by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; in short, it means to get into the "zone". You feel immersed in your task, focused; the task can be difficult but challenging at the same time. ...
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Where can I find articles on why interruptions are bad for programmers? [duplicate]

I've read/heard that interruptions are bad for programmers. I've also read/heard that getting into 'the zone' is good. I don't doubt these assertions, but I'd like to educate colleagues (managers, ...
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How can I get into “programmer mind” more quickly and more often? [duplicate]

There's a workflow I'm working on. It's so far been web forms filling databases with occasional writing configuration scripts for analysis instruments instruments, and I've written it all, in Perl, ...