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Oct
31
comment Inheritance in imperative programming
I think you're looking for a solution (inheritence) to an undefined problem. Giving a concrete example might help. What is the problem that you would solve in an OO language with inheritance that you can't solve in an imperitive language?
Sep
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
22
answered Ruby on Rails application interfacing with a Datamax barcode printer
Dec
20
awarded  Yearling
Aug
19
comment to teach or not to teach GUI for beginners in CS
To those who put this on hold, I will argue that this question can absolutely be answered with facts, references, or specific expertise from those with professional backgrounds in computer science education. Although some of the current answers definitely fall outside this category, there is nothing with the question itself that prevents a well founded response from someone with a background in CS education.
Apr
12
comment Design Patterns for Javascript
@gnat This answers the question aksed - not the title: "I'm already using a framework (jQuery) and unobtrusive js, but that still doesn't address the problem I run into when I have more complex web apps that require a lot of javascript, I tend to just end up with a bunch of functions in a single, or possibly a few files. What's a better way to approach this?" These are libraries that provide patterns and structure well beyond basic unobtrusive jQuery usage.
Apr
12
answered Design Patterns for Javascript
Apr
12
comment Design Patterns for Javascript
+1 @c69 on Stefanov's book. It goes over patterns that actually make since and are useful in the context of JavaScript, instead of just implementing Gang of Four patterns in the language.
Apr
3
answered Querystring Advanced Search where there are about 20 search fields
Mar
21
comment Why do relational databases only accept SQL queries?
I'll play devils advocate and note than any reasonable ORM should be configurable to meet the needs of an application.
Mar
14
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
13
comment Fastest way to find the closest point
+1 The edit adding "is constantly moving" really changed the question...
Mar
13
comment Fastest way to find the closest point
+1, I was about to recommend a similar path. Depending on other constraints and how crucial this is, you could probably develop a very specialized data structure to get the lookup time close to O(1). Some info that would be helpful to optimize... can points repeat? are they over a set range? are they all integer values?
Feb
23
awarded  Announcer
Jan
11
answered Developing on a production server
Jan
10
comment Correlation between college grades and job performance?
First you would need a true metric of "job performance"... when in of itself has no good metric.
Jan
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
22
comment When to use PHP or ASP.NET?
design goals- php originally stood for personal home pages and was designed to make simple serverside scripting easy. asp.net was built to compete w/ java ee as a enterprise level solution. php has assimilated many features over the years, but this "feature tacking" rots through in language inconsistencies and platform quirks. i use php often, but it is and was designed to be a web language, not a general purpose programming platform
Dec
20
awarded  Yearling