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Scrum: Is it okay for the development manager to be the Product Owner

My company is going through an agile rollout and is currently considering options for what that means. The ScrumMaster role is somewhat straightforward, but Product Owner has many candidates: ...
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Normalization 3NF and BCNF

If I have the following relation R = (A, B, C, D) And the functional dependencies: A -> B, B -> A, CDB -> A, CDA -> B The candidate keys are CDA and CDB. The third normal form says that ...
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Is it called index or position for a location of an item? [on hold]

Now this is a very broad question, but is it called index or position for a location of an item? Index could be argued it should always be zero-based, while position may be "one-based". If one looks ...
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AngularJS SPA Visual Studio Template - Gap between header and content [migrated]

I am attempting to use the AngularJS SPA Visual Studio Template for a website found here: https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/5af151b2-9ed2-4809-bfe8-27566bfe7d83 However, I am having a ...
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Measuring Damerau-Levenshtein distance in Python

I'm working on a searching in dictionary. I want to check all words from the dictionary whether they have Levenshtein (or better Damerau-Levenshtein) distance lower than (for example) 2 compared to ...
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Difference in keywords and operators in C and C++ [on hold]

I have been programming in C for 3 years as part of my engineering degree, and I'd now like to learn C++. I think it will really help if I could be told what new keywords and operators are added in ...
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Scan file, print into another file without the spaces [on hold]

My program below reads a file, and prints to another. I need this file to print everything on one line, therefore eliminating the spaces. Thanks so much. import java.io.BufferedReader; import ...
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Restructuring similar interfaces to one unified design

In my project, I have several types of Web API controllers (and their corresponding services and repositories). When I started out, I made an interface of a generic type that would describe the basic ...
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How can one presenter be used for multiple views in MVP

I am using MVP for creating an android application, which takes data from server and sets to activity. I am forced to create one presenter for each view. Each view is unique because each view has ...
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OpenTK - Selection/Picking Glu.PickMatrix not sizeable [migrated]

I am using an open source OpenGL library called OpenTK, and I have some trouble with Selection Picking. The program checks a specific matrixview ( i.e. 1x1 px) and returns the number of objects in ...
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How would I compare field values of two Java objects of the same but unknown type recursively? [migrated]

We are parsing XML configuration files with JAXB into Java objects. The XML files are versioned and after loading version 1.0 and 2.0 into objects we would like to compare the two objects of the same ...
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Usage of the argv[0]

Lately I've discovered that the latex and pdftex (with some other one) binaries in Ubuntu are the same: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 лип 29 18:03 latex -> pdftex* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root ...
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DDD: service/repo operations on IDs or instances?

This might be silly, but: let's say I want to delete a Book from the repo. Should I: deleteBook(bookId) - send the ID since in the most of the time, the ID is passed from the UI or ...
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DrRacket: If-else Problem [migrated]

I have a problem with Racket. (I'm using the tutorial at http://docs.racket-lang.org/guide/conditionals.html) I tried to write a function that does this: If x is smaller than 4, then it should be ...
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Representing category splits in a personal finance database

I'm working on developing a personal finance applications (e.g. Quicken/Mint.com/etc..). I plan to store the data in a SQLite database. I'm stuck trying to determine how I want to represent splits in ...
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Arduino ADC value and practices to store data to buffer

I'm writing Arduino application which has timer interrupt to acquire ADC value. Main loop has serial transmission procedure to send data from buffer. I'm not sure how to store data in buffer. Best ...
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Why to use Webmatrix if I have another cool IDE? [on hold]

Why indeed? Usually I'm working on WebStorm or PHPStorm which seem have more rich set of options. Well, It's obvious there are some advantages of Webmatrix like a smooth deployment and integration ...
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Why doesn't my program see the # boundary condition? [migrated]

There is the program I have been writing. All the variables have been defined in the main function. When I compile, it does not give me errors, but it just does seems to see the #boundary condition ...
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what are the software design models that can be used in big software projects [on hold]

I read about design methods like, top down vs bottom up agile vs waterfall model Any other methods similar to this ?
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Would you say I'm an intermediate developer? [on hold]

I've been working as a game developer for about 1.5 years. I have one game in production. I have a degree in Physics and a Diploma in computer science. I can learn a new language in a day or 2. I ...
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What would be a career path for a person who enjoys programming, but does not enjoy modern programming methodologies? [on hold]

Some background: I've been programming since I had a C64 at age 12. Starting from 6510 assembly, to Pascal, to C, to C++, to Java and now like to experiment with modern statically typed languages ...
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What is the best way to initialize a child's reference to its parent? [duplicate]

I'm developing an object model that has lots of different parent/child classes. Each child object has a reference to its parent object. I can think of (and have tried) several ways to initialize the ...
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What exactly is a business rule? [duplicate]

I'm trying to better organize my application architecture, so I've been doing some reading, but I keep running into references to "Business Logic" and "Business Rules". I've never really understood ...
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Creating n tier application [on hold]

I am new to design patterns. I want to learn constructing 3 tier architecture. I have searched but confused at some points. In this article ...
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Should one value simpler code over performance when returning multiple values?

I'm too often facing situations where I need to get several types of information from a method. I usually think long and hard to circumvent these situations but I'm thinking it's pointless work that ...
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Developing a “time scheduler” app [duplicate]

I need to develop an application to generate, given a set of preferences and constraints, a time schedule for employees. These tables can really get complex and they might need to take into account ...
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How much contact do programmers have with managers? [on hold]

I'd like to get into programming, but I also want to know what the working conditions are like. How often do you as a programmer interact with a manager? Are programmers micro-managed or are they ...
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How do Internet-Of-Things apps detect if the device is local or not? [on hold]

Among other devices, I have a Belkin WeMo switch and a 3M WiFi Thermostat. Both come with Android apps. When I open the app when at home (phone on the same WiFi subnet as the devices) the app says the ...
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IOC Between Presentation and Infrastructure Layer

Question: I would like to set forth dependency mapping from a *.config file from a project that has no reference to the project that contains the concrete class. Scenario: I'll be using terms from ...
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How best to get a frontend designer on board with GIT and CI [on hold]

We are implementing a new git based workflow at work and the back-end developers are on board but our front-end developer (responsible for CSS, HTML and JS) is trying to make a case for it stopping ...
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Better to keep JScript.NET dll or try converting JScript.NET code to C#?

Let me explain the back-story to my question: I have made a .NET program that logs into an account on a website and scrapes various pages of information. In order to login to the website, I must ...
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Term that covers the ideas of parsing, validation, formatting, error handling? [on hold]

When dealing with user input or input from other systems you often have to: parse - Change the input from the received form into a useful, pure form validate - Check that the value satisfies ...
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Improve processing of data (and structure) from flat file to CMS Database

I have a flat file (CSV) that brings me the data I want, but it needs to be cleaned and processed before it can be used, so I built an intermediate Database (MySQL) in order to get the structure from ...
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Is a newline convention not part of an encoding?

There are different conventions of representing the new line character in different types of OSes. Does the newline convention have nothing to do with what encoding is used? Is the newline ...
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What are the areas that are hard to enter and hard to get good at but maintain value well? [on hold]

I have been doing web development for a few years. And I am looking for an area that sets a barrier for new comers. An areas that's makes you more valuable as you age.
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Database schema for a ToDo list

I am trying to make a very simple todo list application with PHP, MySQL, Jquery templating and JSON... However, my schema seems to complicate things in JSON. What's the best way to do it? A new ...
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.NET Framework standard container type for multi-value property?

I'd like to create a simple class property which can contain multiple values set from the outside. (Values are of the same type.) Example of property name and contained items: KnownHidScanners ...
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Object in Business layer same as DTO with logic?

Let's say I have a Spring MVC project, in which I'm using DTO to get data from a database and to pass data to the UI. Let's suppose that I have a UserDTO and in my business layer I have to do ...
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Best Program to Create Web Application to Search a Database [on hold]

Apologies if this is a super-basic question, i'm a programming novice. I'm researching how to create a web application to query a database. Specifically, I'd like to make a tool that allows students ...
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Pair programming via mailing list

I've started work on a large, open-source project recently. This project uses a mailing list for development, thus all patches must be mailed to this mailing list. This marks a change from my previous ...
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How does OKCupid search work? [on hold]

I need a search system similar to OKCupid's search, and I am at a loss for how to build it. The key features of their search are A) search based on relationships and B) keyword search. From what I ...
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Clarification on xCode files [on hold]

I'm new to xCode and objective-C, and I would like to know about the files on the left-hand side and what they are used for. Please give me a definition of what the AppDelegate files, ...
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Why do Swift closures use the word “in”? [on hold]

While Swift syntax in general seems totally natural, I'm just having trouble coming up with an explanation for why we're using the word "in", as in this example: reversed = sorted(names, { s1, s2 in ...
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Data Access Layer with Asynchronous services like MQ

I am tasked with creating a development, design and architecture guide for a large multi-year project. I have to dictate best design practices for a number of architectural perspectives. See the ...
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What is detailed career path to be expert developer [on hold]

I have worked for two years as a junior web developer. My future plan in general is to become an expert. I'm not interested in management positions. I prefer to stay in the technical side. As my ...
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Should I store images in my database or file system in this application? [duplicate]

I'm using ASP.NET MVC 4 and SQL Server 2012. I have no problem going for either of these solutions but I want to know which one would fit better in the particular application I'm creating now. I'm ...
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Balancing between performance, convenience & separation

Consider a web application that works with somewhat sensitive data on reliable, high performance clients. The data needs to be processed and manipulated. So far I have learned that when possible, ...
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What is the simplest way to broadcast data from application to other applications in .Net

I want to send information from one .Net application to multiple other .Net applications. I want the applications to be loosely coupled. The number of applications receiving the information could ...
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Qt: internationalization of images [migrated]

I am aware of utilities like GNU gettext for making the software multilingual. You give it a string id and it will return the translated string. But I also need this for images in Qt. For example, if ...
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Building an email-connector in C#

I'm currently in the process of building an email-connector in C#. It is used to receive emails via IMAP, POP3, et cetera (and storing them in my database) aswell as sending via SMTP. Now I was ...

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