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Reading from a file and inserting into a database, a good practice

I am making an Android application which reads several JSON files and inserts the read information into tables in my database. For instance, there are three files: countries.json { ...
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kindle paperwhite [closed]

How good is the kindle paperwhite to read programming e-books?, I was looking info but anyone gives any answer from the own experience, and the current answers are outdated (> 2 years) It is a kindle ...
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Considerations when designing a file type

I'm about to start writing a process for saving some data structure from code in to a file of some proprietary, as-yet-undefined type. However, I've never designed a file type or structure before. ...
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Does reading fiction improve one's ability to read technical material? [closed]

Does any know of a study or personally witnessed any change, or lack of change, in technical reading skills after spending a good deal of time reading fiction?
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How do I read API documentation?

I've been trying to read through the RoR API to try to learn things that the tutorial missed, and I haven't been able to follow it at all. The only time I've read documentation was when I needed to ...
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How not to forget new and interesting information [closed]

The thing is that I read a lot of things over a period of time because it is interesting and I like to know it and secondly it will be helpful in my future job interviews. For example I read about ...
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Is it possible to speed- read code well?

Sometimes we have huge code listings to deal with, and I'm curious as to how the advanced, highly skilled programmers read code. And I'll say with an emphasis on debugging and finding issues.
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Should speed reading be applied while reading Tech Books [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do people read big technical books? It's a known fact that, Science and Tech readings requires most attention, to at least make sense of what one reads. In the age ...
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How do I understand an open source project code?

I open the source code and it's folder upon folder of infinite files each with infinite lines of code which doesn't make much sense to me because I dont have the context, and half of it uses functions ...
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What can I gain from examining others code?

I recently downloaded some large code bases and have had light reads through them, but what can I gain from this? How can I be sure what the author is doing is the right way to go about things? (One ...
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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 you read other's code?

Almost every advanced programmer says that it's very useful to read the code of other professionals. Usually they advice open source. Do you read it or not? If you do, how often and what's the ...
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How do you read and absorb information from eBooks on your screen? [closed]

I have a 1000 page ebook about C, Objective-C and Cocoa that I need to read and I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions as to how I could optimise the way I read it so I don't get distracted. ...
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Interpreting Others' Source Code

Note: I am aware of this question. This question is a bit more specific and in-depth, however, focusing on reading the actual code rather than debugging it or asking the author. As a student in an ...
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What are all things that do/can happen when a user enters in a web page's URL?

Sorry if this is a naive title. I am trying to break into web development. I have taken a basic intro to OS, intro to Networking as part of my bachelors degree several years ago. I cannot say that we ...
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eBook editions of programming books [closed]

(I'll get my justification for why this is on topic in early: programming books tend to have fairly specific formatting needs - code samples, tables, images and graphs - which are not common to all ...
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What Tool Do You Use For Reading Technical Ebooks? [closed]

I consider an e-reader a software development tool and would like to hear some opinions on reading technical e-books. Questions that I have are things like: What are the usability issues you have ...
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Best monitor for programming (eyes concerned)? [closed]

I currently need to buy a new monitor (my old one broke and I'm stuck with my laptops screen). What's a good choice for a monitor these days? I've been quite out of the loop. I'm mostly concerned ...