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comment How to *detect* if open source software is used in a commercial product?
Are there any known cases? Yes quite a few, there was a big case against Cisco that was settled out of court. Also see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BusyBox#GPL_lawsuits . In the case of busybox, a firmware upgrade was analysed and found to contain the code.
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comment Questions about the issue of getting stuck in a problem, and making snail's pace progress
Have things changed / improved?
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comment Why not just make non-parameterized queries return an error?
How about selecting records from today SELECT * FROM jokes WHERE date > DATE_SUB(NOW(), INTERVAL 1 DAY) ORDER BY score DESC;
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comment Replacing C with JavaScript as an introductory programming language
Well you can write horrible code in either;-) I guess the question for me would be how are you teaching them to structure their code? I'd say C is perhaps less forgiving and forces people to think more about what they are writing.
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comment MVC is a kind of Design Pattern?
Well according to tutorialspoint.com the answer is yes tutorialspoint.com/design_pattern/mvc_pattern.htm
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comment '<' versus '!=' as condition in a 'for' loop?
It can depend what's in your "// ...". If you have i=11; you may get unexpected results.
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comment Why don't RDBMSes return joined tables in a nested format?
Hierarchical models used to be popular, but were found to be inflexible. Hence relational databases which are essentially based on set theory. techopedia.com/definition/19782/hierarchical-database
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comment Where should my team start with becoming “modern”?
@WannabeCoder If you have or gain experience of the various technologies / methodologies external to work you can also note on your CV that you have that experience.
May
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comment Where should my team start with becoming “modern”?
@l0b0 Fair enough. I guess I was using "technology" in the broadest sense.
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comment Does syntax really matter in a programming language?
Which is more readable, Greek or Chinese?
May
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comment Where should my team start with becoming “modern”?
Pretty much. Partly from a pragmatic point of having to start somewhere and partly from a reputational point that if you can fix a problem for the team, they may be more willing to listen to other suggestions. Also bear in mind that this company was making money before you arrived with its existing methods, so what you put in place has to increase the money making ability of the company.
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answered Where should my team start with becoming “modern”?
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comment What factors should influence how I determine when to abandon a small project with a friend?
How is the code licensed? Can you fork it and continue on with somebody else?