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comment Do coding puzzles make good interview questions
Output is 7, then the output is 10 if the break is removed? Or is there something weird with the syntax/formatting going on?
Jun
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comment What Specifications should a Programmer Seek in a Computer Purchase ? Or, What Computer should I buy?
@Mason, why is it a bad place to store the OS and swapfile? It's the ideal place for performance. Also even if the disk will wear out slightly faster SSDs these days have good wear-leveling algorithms and extra hidden space to use when bad blocks are detected.
Jun
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comment Optimal way to store 18 billion key, value pairs
If you want 'optimal' and really fast you could store it all in RAM with some kind of database for persistence as well. You might need a System z (Mainframe) which can hold up to 3TB RAM or perhaps cluster a few of those Cisco blades mentioned earlier.
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comment Optimal way to store 18 billion key, value pairs
What is the max string length of the key and value? That would help you calculate the size of the data you need to store.
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comment What Specifications should a Programmer Seek in a Computer Purchase ? Or, What Computer should I buy?
For SSD you'd really want 128GB as the minimum so can install the OS, commonly used programs including the IDE and also all your source code on it. It really makes a difference with Visual Studio loading and compiling to/from the SSD with big projects.
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comment What Specifications should a Programmer Seek in a Computer Purchase ? Or, What Computer should I buy?
Also you'd want 2-3 monitors to increase productivity. Then you can look at reference material in one monitor and code in the other. For 3 monitors you can have reference material in one, code in the middle, database in the third. For web development 2 browsers would be the bare minimum as you're often previewing changes in the browser and writing code at the same time. Basically it saves a lot of window minimising/maximising and alt-tabbing.
May
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comment Working in a company that does not comment their code at all?
Nobody in PHP does everything in one file these days. As I said earlier they generally use the MVC pattern. A lot of the concepts used aren't difficult to understand. It's understanding what the previous developers intended to accomplish when they haven't documented a single thing. It's far from the holy grail of software development. What you described with no comments and no documentation, just knowledge shared by previous developers verbally creates a huge risk to the business. What if those developers left the company, as this is the case? No one knows how the system works anymore.
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accepted Working in a company that does not comment their code at all?
May
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comment How to design a good receipt number
E : It is just a to signify this receipt number was generated by my system. This value is always E. Why the letter E? Why not X or F or any other letter?
May
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comment Responsive Web Design vs. User-Agent Sniffing
I thought you're supposed to do something with the device-width media query because the width/resolution is becoming increasingly inaccurate especially with pixel density of various displays e.g. Apple's "Retina" devices. So then if the device width is within the general width for a mobile device then you show a different layout. For an tablet/desktop user I just show the same layout ie 1024px wide.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there efforts to build a collaboratively edited HTML/JS/DOM reference?
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comment Are there efforts to build a collaboratively edited HTML/JS/DOM reference?
Gnat, I have updated the post with more information and marked as community wiki in case anyone feels like providing more info. I think it is definitely the solution OP is asking for.
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revised Are there efforts to build a collaboratively edited HTML/JS/DOM reference?
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answered Are there efforts to build a collaboratively edited HTML/JS/DOM reference?
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comment Working in a company that does not comment their code at all?
No they actually have 30+ products and sometimes sell a bunch of them as part of a package for clients. They have about 40 clients worldwide using the suite of products.