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Sep
22
reviewed Reject Making the move to team leading
Sep
22
comment Is a web application only something that has a UI that runs in the browser?
Things have evolved that you basically can't see much difference anymore between intranets and the world wide web.
Sep
22
answered Is a web application only something that has a UI that runs in the browser?
Sep
17
answered Should I worry about performance, even if there is no loss of convenience?
Sep
17
comment Should I worry about performance, even if there is no loss of convenience?
caring about performance is not the same as optimization.
Sep
16
reviewed Approve Efficient graph clustering algorithm
Sep
16
awarded  Proofreader
Sep
16
reviewed Reject Why do some projects have getters and setters for public instance variables?
Sep
11
reviewed Approve What's wrong with comments that explain complex code?
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
10
answered Why did the creators of the Internet Protocol decide to use IP addresses to identify a particular computer?
Sep
9
reviewed Approve Which is a better pattern (coding style) for validating arguments - hurdle (barrier) or fence?
Sep
5
answered Why aren't we building and using parallel processors *meant* for general computation?
Sep
5
reviewed Approve In Agile, should I create a code-review task?
Sep
4
comment Automatic denormalization for a NoSQL database application
That's why I suggested: index everything.
Sep
4
answered Automatic denormalization for a NoSQL database application
Sep
2
comment Should I throw guard exceptions that will be thrown by internal methods anyway?
Why are you disallowing a truncate to 0 length?
Sep
2
reviewed Reject Beginning a sentence with a function name?
Sep
2
comment Whether to store all numbers or just their ranges in database for this application
A possible race condition is when 2 (or more) processes work on the same data in parallel. Imagine, 2 processes at the same time querying which numbers are free, giving a range and then storing it in a database. Where it can go wrong is this: 1 asks free range(gets a range), 2 ask free range (gets same range as 1 because 1 hasn't written the range yet). 1 saves range. 2 saves range (and in the process overwrites the range of 1 because you only checked at the start which numbers were free)
Sep
2
comment Whether to store all numbers or just their ranges in database for this application
@OMI size of data: how many numbers do you expect to sell, how many rows will this table contain?