5
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1answer
556 views

Open .doc file from my website in browser

What's the best way to give the end-user of my web application the ability to open, edit and save (via browser) word documents that are stored in my database? I have this working by doing an html ...
3
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1answer
318 views

Is the structure used for these web pages a design pattern?

I want to know if the structure for an ASP.NET website I'm working on uses a design pattern for it's web pages. If it is a design pattern, what is it called? The web pages have the following ...
0
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2answers
109 views

Dealing with Upgrade Lists [closed]

I'm curious to how others deal with upgrade lists and feature suggestions for developments (ie popular community driven websites) At the moment, when a user makes a suggestions for an ...
10
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7answers
1k views

Programming knowledge vs. programming logic

Is there any difference between the two topics? I have seen companies asking for Good Programming knowledge some Good Programming logic. I have seen this in Job profiles for a developer – for e.g. ...
4
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2answers
7k views

IOS Variable vs Property

Just started diving into Objective-C and IOS development and was wondering when and the correct location I should be declaring variables/properties. The main piece of code i need explaining is below: ...
2
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1answer
934 views

Is there any logical relation between different types of UML diagrams?

I'm trying to find out ,that is there any relation between different types of UML diagrams, for example, once you developed a use case, should it be an event for each of them in a sequence diagram, or ...
2
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1answer
287 views

HG: fork web app project to separate API code from app code [closed]

I have a web app thats been in active development for about 8 months now and its becoming apparent that the project has a need to maintain a separation between app specific code and our OO Javascript ...
5
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1answer
1k views

What are the key terms rvalue and lvalue?

Many of the times my compiler shows errors like Lvalue or Rvalue Required. What are the Lvalues and Rvalues in C or any programming languages? Is a pointer constant a rvalue?
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2answers
9k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
461 views

Best practice for marking a bug as resolved in Bugzilla ?

I am wondering what is the best way to handle the situation of marking a bug as resolved and providing a version of component/product in which this fix can be found. Context For a project I am ...
5
votes
1answer
174 views

svn usage advice

I need an advice about SVN usage. I use Tortoise SVN on my client to deal with a project I am working on. The probjem is that I have two set of bugs top fix on the project. One to deploy till 5 ...
2
votes
2answers
180 views

Better way to search for text in two columns

Here is the scenario. I am making a custom blogging software for my site. I am implementing a search feature. It's not very sophisticated - basically it just takes the search phrase entered and runs ...
4
votes
2answers
348 views

Architecture of a “website generator” web application

What is the most maintainable and efficient way to architect a web application who's purpose is to host and generate websites which can be customized to a certain degree? There are a lot of these ...
45
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4answers
8k views

Which algorithms/data structures should I “recognize” and know by name? [closed]

I'd like to consider myself a fairly experienced programmer. I've been programming for over 5 years now. My weak point though is terminology. I'm self-taught, so while I know how to program, I don't ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Designing a Content-Based ETL Process with .NET and SFDC

As my firm makes the transition to using SFDC as our main operational system, we've spun together a couple of SFDC portals where we can post customer-specific documents to be viewed at will. As such, ...
10
votes
3answers
1k views

What is the difference between Single Responsibility Principle and Separation of Concerns

a)What is the difference between SRP and SoC? Perhaps that SRP is applied at class level, while SoC can be applied at system, subsystem, module, class or function levels. b) If answer to a) is yes, ...
2
votes
1answer
212 views

Something confusing about Single Responsibility Principle

1) In fact if two responsibilities are always expected to change at the same time you arguably should not separate them into different classes as this would lead, to quote Martin, to a "smell ...
38
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5answers
1k views

How do you get past the Analysis to Paralysis when working on a new project?

I've been struggling with how to get my project going. I've got an old software package that is in need of desperate rewrite. I haven't compiled the source code since 2004. It still sells, it's stable ...
0
votes
1answer
216 views

EJB Lifecycle and Relation to WARs

I've been reading up on EJBs (3.x) and believe I understand the basics. This question is a "call for confirmation" that I have interpreted the Java EE docs correctly and that I understand these ...
3
votes
1answer
122 views

How do I architect 2 plugins that share a common component?

I have an object that takes in data and spits out a transformed output, called IBaseItem. I also have two parsers, IParserA and IParserB. These parsers transform external data (in format dataA and ...
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4answers
576 views

New “delay” keyword for JavaScript

I had a great idea for a new javascript keyword "delay", but I don't know what I can do to bring it to the new specification. Also I want to know what you guys think about it and if it's even ...
6
votes
1answer
500 views

Facebook App EULA & Restrictions: What can't they do that my web app can?

I have written a nifty little web app (in Java/GWT/JS) and have been experimenting with the idea of making it available through Facebook as a Facebook App as well. After spending some time reading ...
2
votes
8answers
6k views

Is executing SQL through a WebService a really bad idea?

Typically when creating a simple tool or something that has to use a database, I go through the fairly long process of first creating a webservice that connects to a database then creating methods on ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

What are the best practices to use NHibernate sessions in asp.net (mvc/web api)?

I have the following setup in my project: public class WebApiApplication : System.Web.HttpApplication { public static ISessionFactory SessionFactory { get; private set; } public ...
6
votes
3answers
295 views

How to get a legal advice for a open source project ? [closed]

I have a question about open source software. Questions: Where do you get legal advice from? Do you have to find a lawyer specialised in software issues right from the bat, or do you get legal ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Why would I want to use CRaSH?

Justed stumbled across CRaSH and although it looks mighty interesting, I'm wondering why a Java developer should invest time & energy into learning (yet another) shell language. What sort of ...
7
votes
3answers
899 views

When designing a job queue, what should determine the scope of a job?

We've got a job queue system that'll cheerfully process any kind of job given to it. We intend to use it to process jobs that each contain 2 tasks: Job (Pass information from one server to another) ...
8
votes
2answers
248 views

What is the canonical approach to using a VCS right from a project's infancy?

Background I've used VCS (mainly git) in the past to manage many existing projects and it works great. Typically with an existing project, I would check in each change I make to the code that either ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

using static methods and classes

I know that static methods/variables are associated with the class and not the objects of the class and are useful in situations when we need to keep count of, say the number of objects of the class ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

Role Difference between StakeHolder and ProductOwner

What is actually the role difference between ProductOwner and StakeHolder ?
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2answers
601 views

Microsoft UI stack

I am a C#, WPF developer and would like to know and understand the Microsoft UI Stack. I could not find much on the internet. I guess that this would be a huge topic, and might not be feasible to ...
13
votes
4answers
17k views

How to learn Cloud Computing and Big Data at home? [closed]

I want to learn Cloud Computing and Big Data at home. Is it possible to learn these technologies on home PC? Which technologies to learn in Cloud Computing? Which technologies to learn Big Data ...
0
votes
8answers
4k views

I need an approach to the problem of preventing inserting duplicate records into the database

A webservice that I call returns a list of data. The data from the webservice is updated periodically, so a call to the webservice done in one hour could return the same data as a call done in an ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

Are there any limitations to using WinRT instead of .Net? [closed]

From my understanding creating an application that runs on multiple architectures requires virtualization, and virtualization reduces performance since it creates a layer of abstraction. With Windows ...
17
votes
4answers
1k views

How is programming affected by spatial aptitude? [closed]

Background The longer I work on a project, the less clear it becomes. It's like I cannot seperate various classes/objects anymore in my head. Everything starts mixing up, and it's extremely hard to ...
24
votes
2answers
13k views

What is the difference between Windows 8, WinRT, and Windows RT?

I just read that there will be two versions of Windows available: Windows RT and Windows 8. Could someone please describe what the differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 are? And how these ...
1
vote
2answers
171 views

How to verify that all files are intact prior to install?

I'm working on my CMS (in PHP platform) for a long time now. The main program is done and I'm currently developing the Installer part. Installation itself will be fairly simple: Upload all files ...
0
votes
2answers
190 views

Debugger for file I/O development? [closed]

Okay, the question title may be a bit cryptic. But it aptly describes what I'm looking for: I think every experienced coder went through this numerous times: You get a binary file format ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

FIFO lock with mutiple threads/processes

I need to use FIFO in my application in linux+C, I have multiple threads and processes, I read some where that writing to a FIFO is atomic below some value (I believe 4k) especially I'm writing max of ...
4
votes
1answer
497 views

How to get experience in large scale databases?

I have written applications that are very small scale and the code I write works fine for them. But I have often wondered how the server side code I write would scale up from 100s of queries per day ...
1
vote
2answers
300 views

What is wrong with my logic for the divide and conquer algorithm for Closest pair problem?

I have been following Coursera's course on Algorithms and came up with a thought about the divide/conquer algorithm for the closest pair problem, that I want clarified. As per Prof Roughgarden's ...
1
vote
2answers
941 views

How to make custom libraries accessible?

I am trying to compile and install every custom module under it's own designated folder. (ex: /myApps/myLinux/compiled_app) I had luck with Python so far, where my Python is compiled from source and ...
0
votes
2answers
177 views

How should I handle using two databases with a legacy PHP application?

I have a legacy PHP application that was written in 2004 and uses MSSQL as a database backend. At this stage MSSQL is still supported by PHP but only just via a Microsoft driver. I have looked at ...
17
votes
2answers
907 views

What are the typical applications of Lisp macros?

I am trying to learn some LISP and I have read a lot about the importance of LISP macros so I would like to get some working experience with them. Can you suggest a practical application area that ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Best way to reuse common functions between ASPX pages ?

I have a bunch of functions that are used across multiple ASPX files. I want to condense these down to one file to be used for all the ASPX files. I have a few ideas but I want to know what the ...
4
votes
5answers
416 views

Keep coding the wrong way to remain consistent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Code maintenance: keeping a bad pattern when extending new code for being consistent, or not? To keep things simple let's say I am responsible for maintaining two ...
25
votes
2answers
22k views

Selecting a JAX-RS implementation for a new project

I'm starting a new Java project which will require a RESTful API. It will be a SaaS business application serving mobile clients. I have developed one project with Java EE 6, but I'm not very familiar ...
10
votes
1answer
4k views

Organizing code for iOS app development

I've been developing an app for the iOS platform, and as I've been going along, I've noticed that I've done a terrible job of keeping my files (.h, .m, .mm) organized. Is there any industry standards ...
1
vote
1answer
538 views

Countour Mapping API

I have done some searching on Google, but haven't come up with much as of yet. I am wanting to take a set of point data, which I had previously been using to create weighted points for a heat map ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to implement an email unsubscribe system for a site with many kinds of emails?

I'm working on a website that features many different types of emails. Users have accounts, and when logged in they have access to a setting page that they can use to customize what types of emails ...

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