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What are the application areas of hash tables or hashing? [closed]

Hashing means generating a record's physical address using its primary key. So it helps in searching a record with least delay. So, any application areas where this concept is used? I suppose most ...
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Real World example implementation to explain Task Parallel Library [closed]

I need to provide a knowledge session on Task Parallel Library.i have not used it in any of the practical scenario.I decided to learn it by preparing for the session(may seem weird). I searched for ...
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How do you mitigate proprietary vendor API issues

Over the past year or so the financial firm I work at has been moving towards converting our COBOL banking core, which is really tailored and custom fit to our business model, to a standardized big ...
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When is the register keyword actually useful in C?

I am confused about the use of register keyword in C. It is generally told that its use isn't needed like in this question on stackoverflow. Is this keyword totally redundant in C due to modern ...
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Char and unsigned char [closed]

Where is unsigned char used in C ( please tell about some real-world examples )? Why would we need both char and unsigned char? Char ranges from -127 to 128 ( 8-bit integer ) Unsigned Char ranges ...
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About to graduate from good school without any progamming skills [closed]

I am about to graduate from a good US school with a Computer Science degree, having good grades and high GPA. I have no freaking clue how to write a good program, how to properly test it... nada, ...
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Do path-finding algorithms have practical use outside of game development?

I'm interested to know if heuristic-based path-finding algorithms such as A* have any real world practical use outside the realm of game development. Are there any other fields of software ...
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Scheduling Algorithm for Scheduling Life

I am trying to write some code to schedule a set of real life tasks that are input by the user. These tasks are stored in an sqlite database. And at the moment, the only parameters I am taking into ...
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How to introduce a new pattern into an existing codebase?

In my quest to better my development skills I learn new design patterns. In sample projects or personal projects it's really easy to adapt new patterns into my code. However at work I have a large ...
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How do you estimate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to respond when you are asked for an estimate? What are the estimation methods you use in real world projects and found it to be useful. I know there will be lot of ...
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What are some common examples of a Hash Table? [closed]

I was just wondering if there were some "standard" examples that everyone uses as a basis for explaining the nature of a problem that requires the use of a Hash table. What are some well-known ...
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Java Swing in real world software development?

Is Java Swing really used for constructing real-world software? I'm taking an introductory course in Java, but nothing more than drawing some shapes, lines & basic tables.
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Dataflow Diagrams - are they used in the real world?

So, last semester I had an Information Systems course where we were supposed to create a typical CRUD site. We were given a couple of Use Cases and from then on we created Dataflow Diagrams that were ...
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Protecting yourself from intellectual theft

I have been working on a project for about 6 months and it is finally done. Done meaning the bones of the software, all the servers are in place, the beta testing is ready to begin and in the real ...
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What are pros and cons of using “in-house” tools? [closed]

What are pros and cons of using "in-house" tools, from real-world experience?
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Nervous about the “real” world

I am currently majoring in Computer Science and minoring in mathematics (the minor is embedded in the major). The program has a strong C++ curriculum. We have done some UNIX and assembly language (not ...
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Real world pitfalls of introducing F# into a large codebase and engineering team [closed]

I'm CTO of a software firm with a large existing codebase (all C#) and a sizable engineering team. I can see how certain parts of the code would be far easier to write in F#, resulting in faster ...
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How to learn UML for a design usage?

10 years ago at college I had some UML lectures. From these I remember and use only some basic part of class and sequence diagrams and how our teacher was trying to convince us that in the future, ...