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I really love learning. I enjoy being challenged.


Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
16
answered How maintainable are automated refactorings?
Dec
22
awarded  Yearling
Feb
22
awarded  Civic Duty
Dec
22
awarded  Yearling
Sep
28
comment Ruby isn't a PHP generator, right?
I wasn't aware that PHP had closures or lamdbas. Thanks for the tip.:)
Sep
28
answered Ruby isn't a PHP generator, right?
Sep
13
revised How do I go about data deduplication at scale?
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Sep
12
comment How do I go about data deduplication at scale?
@arnaud: The Mapping function would map the item to itself (e.g. return a pair <item1,item1>). The Reduce function would, for a pair of duplicate items, delete one of the items.
Sep
12
comment How do I go about data deduplication at scale?
@arnaud: The OP asked "What do you think can a viable approach be? Hashing? using divide and conquer type algorithms to exploit parallelism? I have these in my head, but it really gets giddy at such scale." It seemed to me that the OP was asking for other algorithms, which MapReduce is. The goal of my answer was to point the OP toward an algorithm which helps with deduplication. How the OP implements that is entirely up to them.
Sep
12
answered How do I go about data deduplication at scale?
Aug
29
comment Are RSpec and Cucumber really worth it?
@Wayne M: Agreed. Getting into the TDD-groove is hard, but the benefits are huge.:)
Aug
29
answered Are RSpec and Cucumber really worth it?
Aug
24
answered Train for the job or train for the skill?
Aug
5
answered Programming as a career option for a computer science graduate vs other fields?
Jul
29
comment Data “unsort” / homogeneity algorithm
Have you tried something like genetic search?
Jul
15
answered Helping a new programmer become more self-proficient and not ask me so much?
Jul
14
answered I'm a manager. How can I improve work relationships and communication with programmers?
Apr
14
answered Where can I get the code I write on my own for practice evaluated?
Apr
13
answered Do you do the exercises when reading a book?