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Working on getting a bachelor's degree and specializing in Java.

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asked A place for putting code samples in projects
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asked Pricing of a collaborative work
Jul
14
comment Designing controller for modular Java architecture
@shinynewbike You could do something similar in concept to Linux pipes. Clearly put, output from each Command could be passed to an object which can control the flow (do nothing, skip, goto, abort...).
Jul
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Jul
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asked Drawing out a document with strategies for coping with “disasters”
Jul
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comment My boss decided to add a “person to blame” field to every bug report. How can I convince him that it's a bad idea?
Tell him there's a chance that his name will eventually end up in the field?
May
19
comment How to really master MySQL?
Do things that are useful. Explore the different problems you can encounter in the real world. This way you will lead you to explore scenarios that are more complex than textbook theory. Test things in the console and see if you can obtain the results you want without using PHP. For example, rhe free database introduction class that Stanford launched has a few cool exercises related to social networks.
May
19
comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
Making people happy*.
May
15
comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
@JarrodRoberson On another subject, your blog has great content. Will add it to my bookmarks :)
May
15
comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
Thanks. You and @Crazy Eddie have been very helpful.
May
15
comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
@JarrodRoberson Understand that I'm doing what's possible to suit the form requested. With respect to the file system, it would be Windows/Linux/MacOS since I most often use Java. For dictionary words, I guess I could simply look up which word is the longest in the English dictionary. As for HTTP URLs, I am not aware of a limit that would be imposed by browsers. Also, if you and others are genuinely interested in following up with an answer to the question, please say so. If not then it will probably be worth both our whiles to leave things as is as answers have already been posted.
May
15
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May
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May
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comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
I understand. I should have added to the question that this was at the modeling phase but this is useful information to know.
May
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May
15
comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
Ok. Assume the database here is MySQL.
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May
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comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
@JarrodRoberson What VARCHAR size should I use to hold a file name?
May
14
comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
Related: stackoverflow.com/questions/1297272/…