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May
14
comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
Related: stackoverflow.com/questions/1297272/…
May
14
comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
@Caleb: I understand. The specific types of data are in the original question. Anyway Crazy Eddie's answer seems to indicate that determining the maximum size/length is less of a concern. The reason why I'm asking this question is because I was originally taught to specify field sizes when modeling a database.
May
14
comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
The nature of typical types of data might I add.
May
14
comment Rule of thumb for field sizes
@caleb what further information can I add? To reformulate, I would simply like to know what field sizes I could/should use according to the nature of data that needs to be stored.
May
14
comment How to program for constraints/rules
@Gaurav Since DereKK didn't follow up I'll explain the way I've been taught service objects in the context of DDD. Basically they contain the business logic of an application and form a service layer on top of the data layer. They're usually programmed against interfaces to allow for some swapping in case of implementation changes. Domain services contain methods which are related to corresponding classes in the domain model.
May
14
accepted Separating model from UI
May
14
comment Representing business rules with exceptions
An exception for cumulating several conditions sounds great and it goes along with the object thinking. @ThorbjørnRavnAndersen, could you give an example please? By domain do you mean a domain as in an n-tier-style application?
May
14
asked Rule of thumb for field sizes
May
14
comment Promoting ecology and/or sustainability as a programmer
@Jim G. Heh, do you have data to back that up? More seriously, it would be great if that was true as adapting design to older browsers can be a right hassle :)
Apr
4
revised Separating model from UI
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Apr
4
revised Why are interfaces useful?
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Apr
4
accepted UML: Going from Use Case to Class Diagram
Apr
4
accepted Scaling yourself up against a better programmer/role model?
Apr
4
accepted What options are there if an SVN repository becomes unavailable?
Apr
4
accepted Promoting ecology and/or sustainability as a programmer
Apr
4
asked Separating model from UI
Mar
25
comment A new mission statement for my school's algorithms class
You can compare the statement with the description of Stanford's Design and Analysis course being given at Coursera here: coursera.org/algo/auth/welcome
Mar
21
comment Promoting ecology and/or sustainability as a programmer
It doesn't really matter as some decent replies were given below. And, yes, as @Paul says the intent was to find out how a programmer could fit the requirement, if at all possible.
Mar
21
comment Promoting ecology and/or sustainability as a programmer
(As for OCP, I agree with you. Along similar lines, one of the local ISPs here is called Skynet :p )
Mar
21
comment Promoting ecology and/or sustainability as a programmer
Some great information there. Apart from videos and compression, I suppose changes in programming would be seen in the same light as the web designs you mention.