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comment Program that calculates and displays resistance
Probably relevant - Open letter to students with homework problems
Jul
17
comment How to handle hidden folders on deployed website
Visual Studio has a "Publish" command that might be useful. Create a temp folder on your desktop & configure publish to use it & only copy what it thinks it needs.
Jul
16
comment optimize human-readable database with index
I've implemented option 3 for a similar project. It was a pain in the rear. If I had to do it again, I'd go with @david.pfx's advice & use a directly hashed file store. These days, you can probably find a library somewhere that already implements it for you.
Jul
14
comment How to build a strong base in programming?
while (!goodEnough) practiceSomeMore; <-- true for programming, golf, music, etc.
Jul
14
comment What precisely do I/my company need to do “make available/publish” source code changes and satisfy GPL/LGPL
You may wish to avoid having the company link to your private account. What happens if you leave or are fired?
Jul
14
comment Are there any steps I need to take to protect my code?
You're asking a bunch of strangers (most of whom are not lawyers) a legal question. 30 minutes with a lawyer would give you a definitive answer specific to your circumstances. If your code doesn't earn enough to pay for that, then you also have an answer.
Jul
14
comment Are there any steps I need to take to protect my code?
Lawyers are like motorcycle helmets - the time to use one is before you know you need to.
Jul
14
comment Minimizability or readability?
Possibly relevant - Premature Optimization
Jul
14
comment Verifying and insertion of details in db
Sounds like you're looking for an upsert command
Jul
12
comment Javascript and SQL Lite (multi browser offline SQL/database query)
@DocBrown erm, uh, darn it, you're right. The city's about 50,000. Precinct is obviously smaller (which makes a paper solution work better)
Jul
11
comment Javascript and SQL Lite (multi browser offline SQL/database query)
@Eric - about 50,000 voters. How fast can you find a word in a paper dictionary when you know how it is spelled?
Jul
11
comment Javascript and SQL Lite (multi browser offline SQL/database query)
My precinct uses hard copy print outs, sorted alpha by last name. It takes about 5 seconds/voter to locate & cross out the name when they vote. Without using a barcode reader, how can you improve on that?
Jul
8
comment Patent a program: possible or not?
This question appears to be off-topic because it requires a lawyer to answer.
Jul
4
comment Trying to make a For Loop that adds something in Visual Basic; not getting right answer
Recommended reading: Open letter to students with homework problems
Jul
3
comment Which algorithms do I need to look into?
Possibly relevant? Efficient algorithm to find a maximum common subset of two sets? and/or Algorithm to find common subsets
Jul
2
comment Which algorithms do I need to look into?
@user61852 - except for the cowbell player, who probably doesn't get to play
Jul
2
comment File exists vs. File does not exist. Is there a difference in performance?
@Doval - your comment could be a really great answer.
Jun
25
comment Is this database design sound and fully normalised?
full normalization is not always desirable, especially for a database with relatively few inserts compared to the number of reads.
Jun
22
comment When deciding a Primary Key, can I use Date part of a DateTime field
I would create an auto number Attendance_ID field as my primary key then consider using constraints to enforce the business rules to ensure one employee isn't in two places at the same time.
Jun
22
comment When deciding a Primary Key, can I use Date part of a DateTime field
It's my personal opinion that composite primary keys are a terrible pain to deal with and they cause more problems than they solve.