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Aug
23
comment Should I stick with or abandon Python to deal with concurrency?
@Jarrod, I personally don't know Erlang so I'll accept what you say in that regard. Otherwise, nearly everything else I mentioned is relevant. Cost, complexity and whether the current tools are being properly utilized or not.
Aug
22
comment Should I stick with or abandon Python to deal with concurrency?
I find Python documentation and in particular Django documentation to be some of the best docs for any language hands down. Many third-party libraries leave something to be desired though.
Mar
14
comment Advantage of Learning Lisp for a Python Programmer
I think this question is quite valid. All over SO people say "learn a functional language, it'll change the way you approach problems". So what, then, is wrong with asking how it is supposed to change your approach? Perhaps an edit to the question would be in order. What features of Clojure will help in understanding functional programming?
Mar
12
comment I still can't figure out how to program?
@Thor, absolutely it is non-trivial. But it'd be useful, and would teach very very quickly how programs can become so large. All the nuances, bug fixes, edge cases. It may not be appropriate in this particular case, but it could be appropriate in general. Being able to use, yourself, a piece of software you've written is a great thing.
Jan
31
comment DBMS agnostic - What to name the COUNT column from a SQL Query
+1 for what it means. Unfortunately I can't downvote my own answer =P
Jan
31
comment DBMS agnostic - What to name the COUNT column from a SQL Query
@Ponies Community Wiki is a thing of the past that currently may be invoked by mods. Worry about whether the question has merit, not how much reputation will or will not be 'earned'. I believe coding style is quite valid.
Jan
24
comment What are the factors that have made Java a success as a programming language in enterprise computing?
This question is far too open ended. Is there a single right answer? It's really more of a discussion topic.
Jan
1
comment I still can't figure out how to program?
@gablin I agree that perhaps that much might be out of grasp, but my post really was to illustrate the problems or direction that increase code size. That seems to be a part of the problem the OP had. I can leave design and structure to books that the OP has.
Dec
31
comment I still can't figure out how to program?
@gablin, good point actually. Except the gui - who needs a gui for a cache server? =P I was attempting to describe the problems that arise that grow the code - not the initial problem of building a small project that the OP seems to already grasp. Usefulness comes with age.
Dec
30
comment I still can't figure out how to program?
I'd actually agree with you in principle. The OP is asking about useful software though. An mp3 album lister would be a good choice. A basic mp3 player would be better, as he'd get to experience the difficulties a project faces. Including LOC.
Dec
30
comment I still can't figure out how to program?
@Nick, haven't we all had a similar experience with project "X" with features "Y" and "Z"? I've had two similar projects within the last year. Neither of them were Redis =P
Dec
29
comment I still can't figure out how to program?
I didn't start with a game. I'd find that beyond complex =P