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comment What are the advantages and Disadvantages of Using an Aspect Orientated Programming Paradigm
Plenty of learning materials out there already. Intro to AOP - dotnetslackers.com/articles/net/…. Learn PostSharp (AOP framework) - programmersunlimited.wordpress.com/postsharp-principals
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accepted Work load balance/Task distribution algorithm
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comment Work load balance/Task distribution algorithm
@s.lott adding more processors (CPU's) = scaling up. Adding more job processors (instances) = scaling out. I misread your comment, that is where the confusion came in.
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comment Work load balance/Task distribution algorithm
@s.Lott You're suggesting scaling up while we're looking to scale out. But overall the concenus seems to be that I'm going to waste time by over engineering the scheduling. I think a combination of all of the suggestions here will suffice. Make the jobs more granular, add more instances (scale) and reduce the number of jobs handled per instance.
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comment Work load balance/Task distribution algorithm
All hardware is the same, so I ignored that fact, but it is a good point. There are many other ways to determine how "heavy" a job is in this case however. As far as the jobs, we are also working to make them as granular as possible but some operations like collecting data from web services just takes a long time.
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comment When to confront a good project leader or boss
"Our project head is a genius software architect" then why are you arguing with him?
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comment Clean readable code vs fast hard to read code. When to cross the line?
When it comes to compilers these days, your ugly code will most likely be the same as your clean code (assuming you don't do any really weird stuff). Especially in .NET, it isn't like C++/MFC days where how you define your variables will have an impact on performance. Write maintainable code. some code will just end up being complex but that doesn't mean it's ugly.
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accepted How to tell client I no longer want to work on his project
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comment How to tell client I no longer want to work on his project
@quickly_now thats exactly what just happened with another client of mine and was debating on hiking up the price (same rate for 3 years). Maybe I just need to create a list of what I'm willing to do for this project and thats it. Take it or pay more. Thanks to the both of you.
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comment How to tell client I no longer want to work on his project
good points. I quoted a number of hours but it wasn't fixed. I could invoice for more but it doesn't feel right to do so.
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answered Why do ads for s/w engineers always say they “offer a fast-paced environment”?
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