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What is the name of the following (anti) pattern? What are its advantages and disadvantages?

Over the last few months, I stumbled a few times over the following technique / pattern. However, I can't seem to find a specific name, nor am I a 100% sure about all its advantages and disadvantages. ...
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Sorting an array of numbers with decimal places

Suppose I have an array of float values in the following format: { 1.34, 1.15, 1.1, 1.2, 1.26, 1.10, 1.20, 1.17 } Suppose they have been provided by user input (or some other mechanism), where the ...
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What concepts/technologies should an ASP.NET developer be familiar with [duplicate]

I am in the process of filing in the gaps in my knowledge so that I can become a better developer. I am an ASP.NET developer and I sometimes need to do pure back-end stuff too. I ahve compiled a list ...
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What techniques or tools do you use to make your app simpler? [closed]

I've been programming a new iOS app for about 5 months, and I'm pretty much on the final stretch. My team and I agreed to make the app more simple once we were at this point of the development ...
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How can you learn names of methods or classes of a framework or an API?

I've been programming C++ for a year now. I've gone through the language features and I've written good programs with it, so I decided to move on to OpenGL. At first it seemed confusing. As I kept ...
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How do you call the process of taking a part of a function and making an individual function of it?

I know there was a technical term for this. I'm just can't remember what it was. If the title needs clarification, here is what I mean; If this is the old code: Result foobar(Param1,Param2,Param3) { ...
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An alternative to multiple inheritance when creating an abstraction layer?

In my project I am creating an abstraction layer for some APIs. The purpose of the layer is to make multi-platform easier, and also to simplify the APIs to the feature set that I need while also ...
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Suggestions to manage semi-structured email bounces?

The company I work for sends a lot of emails, and in return we get a lot of bounces. We currently don't have a good way of sorting them and help us archive the routine ones while putting the important ...
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Technique for multiple users on same datasets

This is more a learning question than coding, but I'm certain it's a common issue for anyone developing administration systems or applications in php/mysql/js etc. I've developed quite a complex ...
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How do you keep track of large projects?

When dealing with a project that has many different files, I always seem to loose track of how the parts interact with one another. I've never really had much of a problem understanding smaller ...
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What are the common techniques to handle user-generated HTML modified differently by different browsers?

I am developing a website updater. The front end uses HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and the backend uses Python. The way it works is that <p/>, <b/> and some other HTML elements can be ...
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What do you need to succeed with Agile?

Agile adoption can fail in some organizations, I even worked for a company where waterfall was the only (the true) way but only because they tried Agile on a project and failed. When I asked the ...
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Your Approach to Learning Language(s)? [closed]

This question is geared specifically towards finding out what techniques you employ when faced with learning a new language - feel free to skip to the last paragraph for the straight-forward question. ...
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What is the point of the prototype method?

I am reading through Javascript: The Good Parts, and struggled to get my head around the section on prototypes. After a little google, I came to the conclusion that it is to add properties to objects ...
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server and request understanding

I want to know what a server does to run a php application. Below is what I think: client A types www.blahblahblah.blah/ Server resolves url and directory etc. Server go the index.php index.php ...
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How do you manage passwords in your team for db with multiple env and security constraints?

I don't want any tools, but more methods to help us manage our passwords. I know this question has been closed, but I think this one, even if it's related, is more a programmers problem than a super ...
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A new CAPTCHA using sentences?

I was just thinking about how recaptcha is getting harder when I thought about another posible solution. Images won't last forever so we will need something else some day - like human logic or ...
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What process do you normally use when attempting to debug a problem/issue/bug with your software? [closed]

Most people seem to treat debugging as an art, rather than a science. For those here which treat it as a science, rather than an art - what process(es) do you normally use when faced with a new ...
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How can a Right-Brainer Deal with Massive Left-Brainer Code? [closed]

I'm an artist, mostly, though I describe myself as a artist/physicist. While I can do math, deal with words, and the "logical" stuff considered left-brain, it's an effort and I make mistakes, ...
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What techniques are used in solving code golf problems?

"Regular" golf vs. code golf: Both are competitions. Both have a well-defined set of rules, which I'll leave out for simplicity. Both have well-defined goals; in short, "use fewer hits/characters ...