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How to overcome the fear of building a web application with a recurring payment system?

I'm a Ruby on Rails developer. I'd like to create a web application. I will let users get a payed subscription to use the product. So I will need a recurring billing system (e.g. via paypal). But ...
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How do I make complex SQL queries easier to write?

I'm finding it very difficult to write complex SQL queries involving joins across many (at least 3-4) tables and involving several nested conditions. The queries I'm being asked to write are easily ...
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One stop shop for good coding practices and performance tips? [closed]

While this may be a very subjective question I was wondering if there's a place (or many places) on the web where one can read up about good coding and performance tips for different languages and how ...
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How to make a training session effective?

In recent months I've been working on a project, and two weeks from now I'm leaving the company. I've scheduled a 4-hour training session next week in order to train my colleagues (the team leader and ...
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Best Practices and Tips for Reading Source Code [closed]

Code reading is an important part of a programmer's life because we usually work in groups and have to maintain, complete or contribute to the other developer's codes. From that point of view, code ...
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Faq and Best tips Regarding Learning Database?

For a programmer with no prior exposure to databases What would be a good database to learn Oracle vs SQLserver vs MySQLvs PostgreSQL? I have come across lot of discussion MySQL and PostgreSQL and ...
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Should I worry about switching over from IPv4 to IPv6?

As you must be aware that IPv4 addresses ar almost over and the switch to IPv6 is imminent, should I, as a programmer need to worry about anything to make my applications work with the new system ? ...
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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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Tips for working fast [closed]

What are some tips for helping to design and construct applications faster?
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Tips on persuading boss that code review is a good thing

Let's say one works in a hypothetical company that has several developers that rarely worked together on projects and the Boss didn't believe that code reviews are worth the time and cost. What are ...
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How do you deal with e-mail overload? [closed]

Probably many of you receive hundreds/thousands of e-mail every week. This happens especially when you are part of wide distribution lists. How do you find the relevant ones? Do you use any smart ...