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Why isn't Lisp more widespread?

I am starting to learn Scheme by the SICP videos, and I would like to move to Common Lisp next. The language seems very interesting, and most of the people writings books on it advocate that it has ...
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When should I care about performance?

For the longest time in places like Java's IRC channel, SO, and other places I've been told something along the lines of "Worry about how the code looks and its readability/understandability now, and ...
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What mistakes do your users make, and how can you update your application to handle them?

In fact this question is about cautions to be taken to enhance quality user experience and reduce avoidable support calls.
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When to use primitive vs class in Java?

I see that Java has Boolean (class) vs boolean (primitive). Likewise, there's an Integer (class) vs int (primitive). What's the best practice on when to use the primitive version vs the class? ...
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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, ...
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Are there any off the shelf solutions for feature use analysis?

I write a set of productivity tools that sells online and have tens of thousands of users. While we do get very good feedback, this tends to come from only the most vocal users, so we fear we might be ...
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Data Structures usage and motivational aspects

For long student life I was always wondering why there are so many of them yet there seems to be lack of usage at all in many of them. The opinion didn't really change when I got a job. We have ...
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Is the jRails Project something I should use?

The jRails project is a drop in replacement for the Prototype/scriptalicious helpers already a part of the Rails framework. Are your experiences with this project positive? Does it do what it says on ...
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Where can I find usage metrics for web frameworks? [closed]

I'm updating my Comparing JVM Web Frameworks presentation for 2012 and I am looking for websites or other publicly available resources with usage metrics for web frameworks, by language and / or by ...