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May
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comment Is it legal for me to contribute to open source software while employed?
This has the potential to cause BIG PROBLEMS for the unfortunate poor soul who has to deal with the potential for lawsuits that your advice caused.
May
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answered Does the advent of the SSD have any implication for database optimization?
May
4
comment Ruby: The Bad Parts
If what you need in a language is raw speed (e.g. number crunching), then Ruby is not your best choice. Although you may want to keep an eye on JRuby and Rubinius, two new implementations of the Ruby language, which bring to bear the optimizing capabilities of the JVM and the LLVM respectively.
May
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comment Packaging F#/C# Application
I have used WiX in the past on a simple project. It works.
May
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answered ColdFusion 9 - Using LOCAL Scope
May
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May
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answered Where to host open source mini-projects like jQuery plugins
Apr
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answered What's the canonical retort to “it's open source, submit a patch”?
Apr
15
comment What is the datastore used by Google for Google Instant?
MapReduce is an offline, batch-processing algorithm. It will crunch an entire dataset in minutes or hours. It is very fast because it can be distributed horizontally as far as you need.
Apr
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answered Where is this from (originally)?: “80% of the lifetime cost of a piece of software goes to maintenance”
Apr
11
comment Should I release source code to fix bug
Tough question. Well asked.
Apr
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comment Stored Procedures a bad practice at one of worlds largest IT software consulting firms?
This is a really good answer.
Apr
7
comment Stored Procedures a bad practice at one of worlds largest IT software consulting firms?
@HLGEM I don't object to any of the points you brought up. But I object to the answer's thesis that the primary reason the DBA might put logic into the application is because he is a consultant and intends to screw the customer. It ties a person's moral standing to his choice of whether to use stored procedures. In my opinion, there are technical arguments on both sides, and the arguments on both sides will differ from application to application, technology to technology, company to company, industry to industry. And I will first look for merit before impugning motive.
Apr
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comment Stored Procedures a bad practice at one of worlds largest IT software consulting firms?
This answer focuses on tieing the question of whether or not to use stored procedures to the question of whom do you work for and what their motivations are. Downvote. The answer should instead focus on tieing the question of whether or not to use stored procedures the pros and cons of stored procedures. If the answer focused on the idea that SPs keep junk from entering the database, I would not have downvoted. I would disagree, in the interest of disclosure, but I would not have downvoted.
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Mar
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answered Should I switch from deprecated library?
Feb
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comment Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed?
The question brought up (tangentially, it now appears) the subject of the cryptographic hash functions. That's the bit I am responding to.
Feb
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answered Where should salt hash values come from?
Feb
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answered Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed?
Feb
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answered Is there such a thing as having too many private functions/methods?