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I am studying Computer Science at Brigham Young University. I been interested in computers and computer programming since I was a teenager.


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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment What are functional languages most used for?
I use aura, but I'm not sure that's a typical example.
Jul
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comment Information protection when registering on web sites
Why would you make those assumptions? The Internet is not a friendly place.
Jul
20
comment Not sure how to study Web programming
+1 My firsh programming job was in high-school. My boss wanted me to keep track of hours, so I wrote a simple PHP page to keep track of them. I slowly iterated on it while working there, and by the time I left for college I could edit past logs, archive old months, and even generate reports. It doesn't have to be fancy, just enough to keep you interested.
Jul
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comment is there a programming language designed to express data combinations?
The term you're looking for is globbing
Jul
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answered Provide both RESTful interfaces and Java ones?
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comment Provide both RESTful interfaces and Java ones?
What do you mean by "Java ones"? Are you talking about using serialization? Or are you going to provide your server code as a library that they can then access directly?
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comment Is there a tool or process to help FOSS authors agree on a license?
I tend to use wikipedia. Probably not exactly what you're looking for though.
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awarded  Publicist
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Booster
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awarded  Announcer
May
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comment Solving the last mile problem in software engineering
I generally do a test deploy to a VM, but I'm not if that's the answer you're looking for.
May
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reviewed No Action Needed Enterprise application with lots of SQL queries
May
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comment Languages with graph data structures and algorithms in standard library
I don't remember the last time I've wanted a graph library. Typically, if the graph is pretty dense, I use a matrix, but if it's sparse, I use a map. These are two very different data structures, so it would be hard to make a unified solution that is also performant, which is what a standard lib would need. Since it's so dependent on use-case, I'd have to point to @gnat's link.
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comment Single codebase for client and server with Node.js
@Den - True, but at least it's pretty well-defined, as opposed to languages like C++ where everybody uses a vastly different subset. Languages like Java just don't give enough flexibility, so I prefer Javascript for that. As mentioned, I've since left Node.js, but I could consider returning if given the right problem to solve.
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comment Single codebase for client and server with Node.js
@funkybro - Just going out on a limb and guessing you're my downvote. This question is highly subjective, so it's impossible to give an non-subjective answer. There are debugging tools (node-inspector being the most popular). It's inherently difficult to debug async programs, but that's not specific to JS, it's true of any concurrent language (Erlang, Go, threaded C/C++/Java, etc.). Care to elaborate?
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answered Single codebase for client and server with Node.js