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Hard Coded File Paths - Solution?

Say you have an application that saves image(.jpg, .png etc) and text(.txt, .xml) files, and the application has all of the files paths hard coded throughout code, per the example below. Assuming the ...
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Do we need to test 32-bit software in 64-bit Windows?

I'm working in a software development team as software developer. I've been working on the same project for three years now. The software is a 32-bit desktop based C# application in .NET 4. Our target ...
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What is the industry norm for naming standard for gui object event handlers in C# [closed]

Lets say you have a button objects on a form with a click event (c#/.Net). How is the event handler normally named throughout the industry? fooButton_Click fooButtonClick (or if you like ...
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Are there any industry standards that define code quality?

Our specific situation is that we are creating an agreement between ourselves and another team for shared control or use of a PHP based web application that we have been building. We have a set of ...
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How would I make a suggestion for a change to the SQL standard

If I wanted to make a suggestion to a change to how the UPDATE statement works in SQL, how would I go about it? Is there a website for the next standard? I googled, but just kept getting the ...
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Separating data access in ASP.NET MVC

I want to make sure I'm following industry standards and best practices with my first real crack at MVC. In this case, it's ASP.NET MVC, using C#. I will be using Entity Framework 4.1 for my model, ...
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Change Management Standard

Is there any Change Management Standard which is widely accepted in software and other industries? I worked at several companies with absolutely different target domains (investment banking and ...
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Standards in Enterprise Development

Is it perhaps time for enterprise systems to be developed to strict enforced standards? Many books list optional 'standards' and best practices, but these are purely suggested practices. Still, every ...
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Is it common practice to hire third parties to do code reviews for contractors?

I recently observed some contract offers which included a "code review by third party" clause - the contract would not pay out fully until the code review was completed and it received a pass. I was ...
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Is it true that a stricter coding style is always better?

I am currently studying computer science and was wondering how strict coding styles are in industry, how much it differs between industries and if it is true that a stricter coding style is always ...