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Is smarter software necessarily bigger? [closed]

This is kind of a vague question so I apologize in advance. When software is "smarter", I tend to interpret that as really just saying that it covers more edge cases. First of all, is this correct? ...
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Is a developer's ability to analyze code directly proportional to how well they can write code? [closed]

In my professional work I started noticing that the more advanced developer you are the more meaningful comments you leave on a code review. Recently when I was asked to interview several candidates ...
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How do I get my programs to communicate with each other

I'm basically just getting started with programming. The problem I have with progressing is that I have a hard time learning stuff just for the sake of knowing them - I do better when there's a ...
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Recommended reading for (Object Oriented) application design architecture? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best books on the theory and practice of software architecture? In life it doesnt matter if you do one thing for 15 years. You will end up waking one day and asking ...
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Location of development solutions on disk - Common or upto the individual

In our team meeting today a senior member brought up the proposal that we should be having a common location/structure for our development solutions. A couple of his points were: Making it common ...
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Is there a difference between property and attribute?

These two words are completely synonymous for me, but I wonder if there's actually a useful semantic difference that I can incorporate into coding/naming conventions/process.
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Solving The Iceberg Problem [closed]

Joel Spolsky once wrote that 90% of a software project is not its visual parts: If you show a nonprogrammer a screen which has a user interface which is 100% beautiful, they will think the program ...
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is there a formal algebra method to analyze programs?

Is there a formal/academic connection between an imperative program and algebra, and if so where would I learn about it? The example I'm thinking of is: if(C1) { A1(); A2(); } if(C2) { A1(); A2(); } ...
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Could I have a real-world example of using the Spring scripting module in your Java application?

The Spring framework supports the use of scripting languages (specifically JRuby, Groovy and BeanShell) whereby a script in any of these can call Java code and vice versa. I have read that a possible ...
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Pretty splitting of lines?

<?php if (in_array(exec("pboxsvc pboxlib.bin DeterminarTipoSpool' $idJob"), ['IPP','PSFORM','PBSSFORM','PDF'])): ?> How would you refactor that line to be ...
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Developing a platform or mass-scale application - where does it all start? [closed]

I notice that a ton of platforms are developed nowadays. I have always wondered where it all begins - What choices has to be made, reasons why certain platforms are chosen, why certain places choose ...
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How do I localize my game? [closed]

My team and I are making a game to support multiple languages, and we want to work on localizing the game to reach a wider audience. Where would I start? How would this be accomplished? I would work ...