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comment Standard way of allowing general XML data
This is interesting, but I'd like to avoid having to write custom validation for this scale of a project.
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answered Java - multirow array
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asked Standard way of allowing general XML data
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comment How do you maintain focus when a particular aspect of programming takes 10+ seconds to complete?
I've had the same issues in the past, and I've found that getting into work at a reasonable hour (8:30) combined with exercise in the morning gives me the best chance of staying focused throughout the day.
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comment Strategies for avoiding SQL in your Controllers… or how many methods should I have in my Models?
I'm going through this same problem right now in a non-MVC project. The question keeps coming up of should the data access layer abstract out every stored procedure, and leave the business logic layer database agnostic, or should the data access layer be generic, at the cost of the business layer knowing something about the underlying database? Perhaps an intermediate solution is to have something like ExecuteSP(string spName, params object[] parameters), then include all of the SP names in a config file for the business layer to read. I don't really have a very good answer to this, though.
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revised Is it more advantageous to write a program to test your code (ie a client) or just use the main portion of your program?
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answered Is it more advantageous to write a program to test your code (ie a client) or just use the main portion of your program?
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answered Can you write an unambiguous specification in a natural language like English?
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comment Are there any valid reasons for disallowing characters and limiting the length of passwords?
@Lie: I do, all the time. I generally choose my passwords in a way that they're relatively easy to type. Anyway, that might be a good reason for you not to use such a long password, but it's not a good reason to enforce passwords being under a certain number of characters.
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comment Why aren't more desktop apps written with Qt?
#6 is the biggest reason I avoid it. I mean, I don't want a big, clunky program, and I don't like being bound to a specific license, but it's really the lack of a good, native look-and-feel that's a deal-breaker for me. Recent versions of OSX and Windows specifically have done a fantastic job of making their native interfaces pretty, fast, and functional, and I'd rather leverage all the work they've already done for me; I find that many programs without a native look feel cheap and hacky to me (not always, but it wierds me out a bit).
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