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Should we encapsulate everything in a try{} block in a Try object?

Why can't I make a class for a Try including what I try and then run that in the try {} block? Why is it impractical? class DBConnectTry extends Try { TryResponse response[] attempt(TryObject ...
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What would be some ways to make a map app with a sidebar for sampling live music? [closed]

I'm a beginner developer with an idea but unsure the best technology to use to build it. [IF THIS IS THE WRONG PLACE, PLEASE KINDLY COMMENT AND I'LL PULL IT!] I'd like to make a simple app that has a ...
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How to update User interface form through database update

I have a client server application. Assume I work as a Support executive, resolving customer tickets. We(our support team) have got two tickets to work on. Ticket 1: Client "Liver" raised a ticket ...
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How to present code in academic work?

Actually, I'm writing my undergrad thesis, that consists in analysing the BitTorrent algorithm and see its application on Transmission client as an example of implementation. Reading through its ...
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What is the best way to evaluate new programmers? [closed]

What is the best way to evaluate the best candidates to get a new job (talking merely in terms of programming skills)? In my company we have had a lot of bad experiences with people who have good ...
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Should I be afraid of a major corporation stealing my idea? [closed]

If I have an idea for a website that's really good, but I myself am not experienced enough to execute it well single-handedly, but I get it going with a team of people (guess that's called a ...
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Why does this article state that graduate education liberate one from concerns like the efficiency of hardware-based integers?

Quoting The Evolution of Haskell Programmer, graduate education tends to liberate one from petty concerns about, e.g., the efficiency of hardware-based integers What exactly does this ...
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How to approach the creation of a “Unit Outline” generator?

I am the Studies Coordinator at a College and we currently have somewhere in the order of 100-200 unit outlines that are created at the beginning of each semester. Those outlines need to have ...
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My most cherished dream project seems to resemble a product that already exists. What shall I do? [closed]

I guess this is more of a "comfort seeking" question than legality one. You see, for the past couple of months I have been brainstorming and developing a product, all by myself. I was planning to ...
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How to teach a script to detect sarcasm? [closed]

I'm currently building a fun script, that basically matches given phrases and gives a predefined response based on the match-points. You can ask it to retrieve some information based on live feeds, ...
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Programming without target platform? [closed]

I have a idea for a program and have began laying out the software design concept in a traditional SDLC model of charts and instructions for what I want all parts to achieve. A quick explanation of ...
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Best practices for App Idea ownership and shares

I am developing apps on my sparetime. I am the sole developer, and two non-programmer friends of mine provide vision, content, algorithms and ideas. We always agree happily on all the features, todos ...
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Could a singleton type replace static methods and classes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between all-static-methods and applying a singleton pattern? In C# Static methods has long served a purpose allowing us to call them without ...
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Need help with deciding elements for icon creating application

I'm trying to practice programing by creating a simple application which, I think, I can manage to do in .Net C# in VisualStudio 2010. I'm working on simple application which will let me to create ...
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Any ideas on a new input modality? [closed]

Don't get me wrong. I love typing. I'm good at it, and the harmonious clicking of my Das Keyboard brings me pure joy. But for some reason, I just fingertips all over my monitor and started swirling ...
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How would you go about looking for collaborators? [closed]

I seem to have a never ending stream of more-or-less original, more-or-less cool ideas for software/apps/stuff yet to be written on my mind. Sometimes, I decide to just start implementing my idea. ...
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The best method to get personal projects done

I have numerous personal projects I've begun and never seem to finish because I get sidetracked with other ideas. I was wondering what the best method to get personal projects done is? Any tricks or ...
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What efforts you make to stay on the edge of perfect productivity?

May be it is only me, but sometimes I think I spend to refactoring and working with abstractions too much time. My project usually begins with studying some new technology, like MVP, .NET, MVC, WPF ...
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How to give life to my idea which belong to my company?

I wonder, what options do I have in the following situation. In the course of the several projects I realised the need in some auxilary software product (related to testing of the main products). I ...
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How does VoiceDrop work?

I'm interested in building some functionality similar in nature to that provided by VoiceDrop (http://www.voicedrop.ws/). I'm thinking about using Twilio, offers some very powerful telephony ...
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How do I get people to contribute ideas for my .NET library?

I maintain a LGPL library for rapid development of large scale .NET applications, It's a general purpose class library containing functionalities that are used at the DAL and BLL level. So, in ...
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Who Owns an Idea on the Web?

Let us say that person "A" mentioned an idea for a software project on the web (ie. in a forum). Person "B" sees this idea and implements it. Can person "A" claim ownership of the idea? Has person "B" ...
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How Can I Make My Programming Class More Interesting? [closed]

I already found a similar question here on SO, but almost all of the answers were more philosophical, rather than practical. I'd like some PRACTICAL ideas about how to make my programming course more ...
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How to handle Real Time Data from a database perspective?

I have an idea in mind, but it still confuses me the database area. Imagine that I want to show real time data, and using one of the latest browser technologies (web sockets - even using older ...
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Is it smart to give idea to company?

I have a few interesting ideas (business ideas) that can be implemented as add-on features of existing business products (web-based products, mostly startups). Based on experience, can anyone let me ...
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“Imprinting” as a language feature?

Idea I had this idea for a language feature that I think would be useful, does anyone know of a language that implements something like this? The idea is that besides inheritance a class can also ...
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Mutating Programming Language?

For fun I was thinking about how a programming paradigm could differ from OOP and came up with this concept. I don't have a strong foundation in computer science so it might be common place without me ...
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Do you keep your ideas secret? and why? [closed]

I believe any programmer has several ideas that she/he considers as innovative or at least valuable. It may be an idea of a new product which will make this world better or a new development approach, ...