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Shortest Path Between Two Nodes in a +10 Million Nodes Graph

I have my own knowledge graph representation, read from ConceptNet and NELL, containing tens of millions of nodes in which I want to calculate the nearest distance (if any) between two concept nodes. ...
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Implementing a first basic interpreter: what should I learn first? [duplicate]

I'm about to implement my own very simple programming language, and an interpreter to execute code in that language. The language will be very basic. Example code: var x = 3 if x > 2 print x if x ...
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Slugify via helper or store slug on database?

I have a simple question: Slugify via helper or store the slug on database? I mean, let's suppose that I have Guilherme Oderdenge on database and I want to transform it into a human-readable URL such ...
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Is it necessary to science of DSP for a c++ programmer?

I am a C++ programmer. I would like to use DSP algorithms in C++. Is understanding the science behind Digital Signal Processing a prerequisite to implementing DSP algorithms?
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How to rate your understanding of a programming language? [duplicate]

Background: (may skip): I am currently in my second year at university studying Computer Science and applying for placement positions for a year of work. One application I have run into is asking me ...
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Do I need to understand the Internals of a programming language?

I am beginner to Python and I really like it so far. One question that comes to my mind very often is if I need to understand and therefore learn the Internals of a programming language (as in my case ...
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Did I answer this correctly and concisely? [closed]

By email I just answered my brother who is learning computer programming that C++ and Java are more similar than C and C++ even though C++ is nearly a superset of C. Do you agree? AFAIK Stanley ...
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1answer
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Format text in a generic and reusable way

I would like to write some long text in some structure to allow a set of operations on that text. The question is which structure or format should I use, which suits best the use that I plan to do of ...
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Sharing eBooks within large development teams [closed]

We have a few hundred developers, and want to legally share eBooks in the same vein we used to share hard copy books (someone buys it and it ends up on the bookshelf). Has anyone solved this in a ...
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How much should I know before looking for an internship? (self-taught with math background)

The only formal education I received is 2.5 years as a major in pure maths with computer applications (sounds like an oxymoron, but basically it's pure maths with some courses on algorithms, discrete ...
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What does a programmer really need to become a professional? [closed]

There are huge numbers of programmers, especially juniors, who need good assistance in becoming professional. I've heard a lot of about "books every programmer should read", etc. I have two years of ...
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Effective way to gain practical knowledge

I am currently nearing the end of my first year of my CS degree and have been disappointed with the lack of coding I have been asked to do (one unit). I am basically looking for an effective way to ...
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What is the best way to maintain our programming experiences? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how do you remember programming related stuff? During my work experiences, I always met many kind of blocking problems with different technologies. When I remember the ...
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1answer
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Some Insight on the Field of Knowledge Representations and Reasoning [closed]

I started following an MS in computer sciences after about two years of work for a software company. I worked primarily in data warehousing and business intelligence related software development ...
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2answers
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Sharing knowledge in activity-based working

My workplace will soon be shifting to the concept of 'activity based working', which moves from the idea of IT teams, BA teams, PM teams, etc to project-based work where people from across all facets ...
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7answers
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How good are (or have to be) programmers after study / education? [closed]

Since I don't have much practical experience and I'm not studiing computer science directly (rather multimedia focused programming) I really would like to know how good (and maybe how old) People are ...
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Keep track of knowledge about techniques/bugfixes/workarounds

I'm trying to bring more structure in my worklife by trying to maintain my 'knowledge' of new techniques/bugfixes/workarounds. I find them on google (sometimes after a while of searching) and fix my ...
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Updating Java SE and Java EE knowledge [closed]

I wonder how you guys are updating your tech knowledge on a daily basis. Definitely it will be from internet. But what are those sources? E.g. I didn't know about the DWR technology but knew if from ...
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Increasing confidence in personal knowledge about coding [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program I have been a .net dev for about 3 years at a non-software company, and ...
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Domain knowledge vs Programming [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How important is Domain knowledge vs. Technical knowledge? I often hear from my colleagues and sometimes from interviewers that, "There is nothing so great in having ...
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Saying “no” to people asking questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When do you not give help to less experienced programmers? Currently, I am finding a lot of my day is taken up by people asking domain knowledge/system questions. This ...
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2answers
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Web-programming vs Hardcore-programming [closed]

Why questions about HTML/CSS/JS/etc(Web-programming et al) collect more views and answers than those about, for instance, automata theory? Does this mean that the huge part of programmers are just ...
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Is the science of Computer Science dead? [closed]

Question : Is the science and art of CS dead? By that I mean, the real requirements to think, plan and efficiently solve problems seems to be falling away from CS these days. The field seems to be ...
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Do some programmers know some secrets that we others don't? [closed]

I will not bother you with details of my discussion so I will present it in the form of a short instance. A java guy has been following articles and publications of a famous programmer (a kind of ...
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In the absense of a CS degree, how can I “fill in the gaps” so to speak?

The problem here is that "I don't know what I don't know". How can I fill in those gaps? What is it that a computer science degreed person will know that I don't? Note: This isn't a personal ...
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Methods for efficient knowledge retention and fast study material lookup

When I read a book or article about something new, I have two main concerns: Retaining the new knowledge I just acquired Being able to access the new knowledge efficiently later on What are some ...
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How do people know the C++ Standard so well?

First of all, this is not a formal C++ question. I have been working with C++ for many years. Most of time, I improve my skill by working on different projects, reading good books, and learning from ...
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9answers
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What should I learn that I missed by not going to school? [closed]

I'm a software engineer at a local university, and I feel I'm able to competently do my job, but recently I've been interested in "filling in" the gaps in my knowledge. I suspect I would have learned ...
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11answers
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How do your busiest people transfer their knowledge? [closed]

We have recently polled our company wide wiki users and found out that there are two large groups of users: people with lots of knowledge but (who claim they have) no time to document people with ...
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“Half of everything you know will be obsolete in 18-24 months” = ( True, or False? ) [closed]

Just ran across this, and wondering if anyone has a way to prove or disprove this statement: Something to keep in mind ... what's the half-life of knowledge in high tech? It tracks with ...
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4answers
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What do you need to know before you build something like Facebook / Twitter / YouTube? [closed]

Of course you will need a programming language! But what other things that you should know before you build your first steps for a large website which will be for the community! What else do you ...
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Who was your mentor? Where can I find mine?

In many of articles I've read, finding a mentor is often suggested. One to who would guide, teach and more. (I wouldn't know the details, I don't have one, yet.) So, who was your mentor, if any? I ...
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Template for Knowledge Transfer

I have been working for more than a year for this company. Now they want me to create a KT Document for reference. Is there any template available for me to document the coding done by me..
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Knowledge Transfer without a Plan

We are doing work for a particular client managing their CRM implementation. (The CRM itself is a product which has been largely customized to suit my client's needs). Now, they want us to manage the ...
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Enterprise knowledge sharing?

I recently read this article on knowledge sharing and immediately recognized the same problem within my own organization. My main goal now is to 'kill peer-to-peer collaboration' as the default method ...