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revised How big is the gap between what you learn in CS curriculums and what you need in real life projects?
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revised Loops in real-life problems
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revised Difference between hash and dictionary
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Apr
26
revised What attracts software developers such as yourselves to choose to program for the Android mobile platform?
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Apr
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revised How to get started in coding for JBoss
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Apr
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revised Which programming language first introduced 'Hello World'
Killing [beginners]
Apr
25
comment Why do programmers still use mailing lists?
@maaartinus: a Google Groups group is pretty much a mailing list with a web interface. You might argue that this gives you most of the benefits of both systems, and you would be right.
Apr
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revised Why do programmers still use mailing lists?
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Apr
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answered Why do programmers still use mailing lists?
Apr
25
revised Should I provide some way to disable my software post-delivery?
software software is the best kind of software
Apr
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revised Should I provide some way to disable my software post-delivery?
Remove "hey, everyone join in and give your opinions on this thing I'm thinking about" bit.
Apr
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Mar
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revised Which should I be learning, HTML or XHTML?
Insert missing apostrophes. I'm... almost positive that last "XHTML" was supposed to be "HTML", but... meh.
Mar
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comment Are `break` and `continue` bad programming practices?
@bit-twiddler: amen to that. I'll also add that once you're down to blocks that fit easily on-screen, multiple exit points become far less troublesome.
Mar
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comment How did we get saddled with the (hierarchical) filesystem as the basic data structure?
Modern versions of NTFS/Windows do offer versioning. It's not exactly in-your-face, but it does exist. Can't say how it compares to VMS though.
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Mar
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comment Are `break` and `continue` bad programming practices?
@bit-twiddler: I didn't say they were the same thing. Merely that Pascal provided an alternate means of dividing up code with in a function. Pre-declaring all your variables and sticking to a single exit point isn't a big deal if you're splitting out non-trivial blocks into their own routines (whether nested or simply separate)... but if you aren't doing that, you end up with a mess of nested blocks and far-removed variables.