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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
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answered Developing on a production server
Nov
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comment Is there a term for “Use procedures that execute a single task”?
In the functional languages I think this is called purity - functions that have no side effects and return a single value.
Oct
5
comment Why isn't functional language syntax more close to human language?
So we have a language with amazing SNR ratio, why is not this ratio lower? It challenges (and develops) your thinking and constructing models, not your eyes.
Oct
5
comment Why would an employer ask for a 'long' code sample?
And the first 50 problems of project euler combined take around 100 lines in Haskell. Depends on the position and language you are applying for. But if you have request for 1000 lines in Python - better add license info to the file.
Oct
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answered Why would an employer ask for a 'long' code sample?
Sep
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comment Is having functionality in DB a road block to scalability?
I think it will be the usual - it depends on the project, the data implementation and skill of the team.
Sep
21
comment Best Practice - XML To Excel
This is more like stack overflow question. You could easily just export them to csv and to whatever you want with them afterwards.
Sep
17
comment Legally, can I re reuse code for different customers?
Because it is illegal to provide some types of technology to entities operating in some countries (security, crypto). Also if you are doing business in the developed world, you can rely on at least some kind of rule of law to protect yourself, your interests and your IP.
Sep
16
comment Legally, can I re reuse code for different customers?
Just give them the code obfuscated and with no comments. It compiles to their shipped binary version, they will have no ways to compare it to other systems code and let your stubborn managers to take the flak that will be fired in your direction. Did that once with to telco that requested code for some of the our IP that they had no right to.
Sep
12
comment At what point is asynchronous reading of disk I/O more efficient than synchronous?
Can you give the code that you use for benchmark? I think that this could happen only in the case where the file size is smaller than the internal buffer size of the stream reader. But if you have to read that many small files you will probably hit other problems with disk i/o
Sep
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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comment What am I missing about PHP?
Then you learn to stop worrying and love the php. And if a client ignores your recommendations and/or is so financially constrained to discriminate between 10 and 20 USD monthly hosting, that is a huge red sign that the project may not go as smooth as expected.
Sep
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comment What am I missing about PHP?
@detly - every decent hosting company offer vps-s nowadays. So you can just write in whatever you know best, feel is best for the task etc.
Sep
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awarded  Good Answer
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awarded  Commentator
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comment How to join the World of Programming?
Find a problem that you have, or a cool idea that you want to be realized, and make them happen.
Sep
11
comment What am I missing about PHP?
You can build awesome web stuff in any language that has strings, file i/o and sockets support. I have learned never do dismiss someone for her choice of language as long as she is smart and knows her stuff.
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