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I want to start an open source project. Where's the best place to host it? [closed]

Should I host it on GitHub, LaunchPad, Google Code, SourceForge, or something else?
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Is there a canonical reference on algorithm design? [closed]

So every time I get an interview, I get simple problems. The problem is, I seem to make a mess of it by writing inefficient algorithms that either take too much space or time. I am really not able to ...
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Database Application Design Best Practices [duplicate]

Once upon a time it was common practice for both the business logic and database logic to be written in the same language (eg PL/SQL, Transact SQL, etc), more recently the practice is to separate the ...
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What advantages do continuous integration tools offer on a solo project?

If you're doing a solo project - would you use CI tools to build from a repository? I've used Hudson and Cruisecontrol in a team environment, where it's essential to build as soon as anyone checks ...
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What's a good resource for learning about all the different programming paradigms? [closed]

I want to improve my programming knowledge - filling in holes and working out what I don't know - and a good way to do that seems to be understanding all the different programming paradigms that are ...
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Which order would you teach programming languages in, when teaching a newbie? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ideal programming language learning sequence? If you had to design a study program, with a breadth-of-programming-languages requirement, which stated that the student ...
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When not to use Google Web Toolkit? [closed]

I'm considering use of GWT on a major in-house web app development project, namely it's major advantage in my eyes is the cross-compilation to Javascript which would (at least theoretically) help my ...
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Techniques and methods to improve and speedup development

I just got a new project. It’s a WinForm app. And it’s interesting because I will have the possibility to learn how fish farms work and are managed. I will have to develop touch interfaces, and use ...
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“Forgot Password” - How to handle this?

I read this answer http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/15350/why-do-websites-restrict-the-number-choice-of-characters-in-a-password/15351#15351 and found a comment insisting not to send ...
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Is there a canonical resource on ASP.NET MVC ? [closed]

I want to learn ASP.NET MVC. I have a solid background in asp.net web forms. Are there any resources that you can recommend to help me make the change? I'm ideally looking for videos which touch on ...
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Languages / methods to learn for scientific computing? [closed]

I'm a second-semester Junior working towards a Computer Science degree with a Scientific Computing concentration and a Mathematics degree with a concentration on Applied Discrete Mathematics. So, ...
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Is it a good idea to appoint one of the scrum team member or scrum master as Product Owner?

Lately we had a project, in which client was busy touring. As usual scrum team was formed, management decided to appoint our analyst as Product owner since Client won’t be able to participate ...
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Would you recommend Head First Programming for someone new? [closed]

My brother is just starting out college. He's studying the same thing I am here in Bolivia; Systems Engineer which is the equivalent of what a CS degree is in the US. Being his big brother and a ...
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Java language book for an experienced programmer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a canonical book for learning Java as an experienced developer? I am looking for book to get up to speed with (start with) a Java language. I am experienced ...
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Best boost to productivity : SSD or second screen?

Within the same budget, which do you think would be the best boost to productivity for general web development : An SSD as boot drive, or a second screen ? I currently use a 16.4" laptop with full HD ...
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What languages do you support when localizing? [closed]

I recently converted an iphone app to support different languages, and was wondering which ones I should include, and which ones aren't worth the trouble. What I mean by that is best illustrated by ...
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What is the best aproach for coding in a slow compilation environment

I used to coding in C# in a TDD style - write/or change a small chunk of code, re-compile in 10 seconds the whole solution, re-run the tests and again. Easy... That development methodology worked ...
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What's better: to learn yourself or to pass programming courses? [closed]

I have a friend who wants to pass some programming courses to get started with programming itself (Java), but I'm advising him to get a book and study. My argument is that he'll end up doing the same ...