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Feb
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comment Is it a good practice to name the returned variable “result”?
Do you work with a lot of former Delphi programmers?
Feb
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Dec
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comment What is (was) an update channel?
Thanks, even though I didn't want to talk about Firefox in particular, following some of those links showed me a few things about how this stuff might work. A dedicated autoupdate server with some sort of XML file
Dec
27
comment What is (was) an update channel?
@Christian Not to make this a Firefox conversation, which would definitely be more applicable to SU, what's the diff between Aurora and Beta. I know right now one is ver 11 and the other ver 10. But are they both channels? If it is, nightly is actually a pretty cool name as the aurora comes out nightly.
Dec
27
comment What is (was) an update channel?
That's the kind of answer I'd want if I were asking the question on Superuser, and it's useful info, but as a programmer, what is an update channel and what does it mean - is usually done via an SVN extension or a ISAPI plugin or just some sort of XML page that you've got to write custom code to understand?
Dec
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asked What is (was) an update channel?
Dec
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comment Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
@sno No offense taken, we just don't happen to have a QA dept. So the boss is like, 'you pretty sure this works?' and we're like 'what could possibly go wrong' and that's the green light. If we landed a 14 million dollar contract making dental software for the coast guard, then yeah we'll think about a QA dept, for now it's pants and seats.
Dec
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comment Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
10-20 people, in this case means 10-20 facilities = 500-2000 end users. That's a good idea though and something we may need to do in a more serious manner for every update, not just the big ones.
Dec
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revised Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
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Dec
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comment Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
Alrighty, I guess this might garner votes, but it's just the obvious answer and the obvious course of action, I'll edit what I was going to say into the question...
Dec
15
comment Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
the original would have been super awesome too, but I replaced select with delete in all my SQL queries and check it all the code 4 minutes before compiling the release.
Dec
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asked Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
Dec
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answered Do TODO comments make sense?
Dec
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Dec
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accepted Munging intro level knowledge of set theory with intro level knowledge of electronics to parse and evaluate the content of HL7 messages
Nov
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answered Is the term “web portal” obsolete?
Nov
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comment Is the term “web portal” obsolete?
Ahh yes I fondly recall the Town Portal spell from Might and Magic, Clouds/Darkside of Xeen, that got me out of quite a few tight spots!
Nov
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comment Is the term “web portal” obsolete?
Your second definition jibes most concurringly with my antiquated web development books.
Nov
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comment Munging intro level knowledge of set theory with intro level knowledge of electronics to parse and evaluate the content of HL7 messages
also, thanks for taking this question seriously and offering up a well thought out response!
Nov
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comment Munging intro level knowledge of set theory with intro level knowledge of electronics to parse and evaluate the content of HL7 messages
Yeah, I can add all the functions I want. I think I'm just going to call it AnyOf (I already had MoreThan0, but that was too confusing). Thanks for reminding me about Exists. That would have been sufficient! I should just assign a value of 1 to strings returned from HL7 messages and let the formula add'em up, if the result = 0 then no existen.