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comment Any tips for overcoming code quality obsession?
Are you paid by the hour, or by the project? If by the hour, you may be costing your clients too much. If by the project, you're cheating yourself - you could be working on new projects.
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comment Printing from Android tablet on HP LaserJet P1102w - Printing Framework vs PrinterShare processing time
I wonder if you can use something to snoop on the data being sent to the printer. Is there a Wire[less]Shark? At a wild guess, I'd assume the Android code is converting your PDF to something ugly but generic that the printer then has to re-render, whereas the PrinterShare is probably sending data in a format that can be used immediately.
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comment How to properly manage “business” constants with AngularJS?
If your game balance constants are stored in client side JavaScript, you should be prepared for people to discover and alter those values.
Sep
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comment Can I use write a null value into a file? Turbo C++
@MetalMikester - Got to wonder if they're thinking.
Aug
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comment How to Progressive Jackpot?
Probably relevant: Open letter to students with homework questions
Aug
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comment Bower, NPM, Gulp in ASP.NET MVC, what problem am I solving?
You might want to bring this up on the P.SE chat room
Aug
25
comment Paxos consistency
You might want to flag this question & ask the mods to move it to cs.stackexchange.com. I think it may get more/better answers there.
Aug
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comment How to calculate min/max values of floating point numbers?
OK, so it looks like you have a 48 bit FP number implemented on 16 bit hardware. What exactly do you mean by "find the min/max value"?
Aug
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comment Using a distributed system as an alternative to disk storage
Make sure to distribute your servers across multiple physical locations. It'd be a bummer if they were all in the same server rack & the power was lost.
Aug
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comment How safe is returning a password from a function?
Why on earth would you ever need such a function?
Aug
13
comment Alternatives to the repository pattern for encapsulating ORM logic?
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes.
Aug
12
comment Best practice: Web service to issue sequence numbers
Presumably each system generates order numbers that are unique to that system. Why not prefix each with a couple of characters that identify the source system? You could probably manage those manually without building a single point of failure Order Number Generator.
Aug
12
comment Authenticate Joomla User from an External App based on Node.js, Javascript and mongoDB
From the end user's point of view, Joomla is (I think, I'm not a Joomla expert) just another web application with a login screen. You should be able to pretend to be a user and just log into the site as if you were a web browser.
Aug
12
comment Authenticate Joomla User from an External App based on Node.js, Javascript and mongoDB
So why can't your Swift code Post the login name/pw to your Joomla site & get a response back?
Aug
12
comment Using a PHP loop or MySQL table for arrays values
using an array makes "here are your top 100 choices" a LOT easier to code
Aug
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comment Null values handling in big scale applications
NULL isn't always an error
Aug
6
comment How to handle the default time when user is selecting dates to filter on?
Shouldn't your query be WHERE Date >= @DateMin and Date < @DateMax?
Aug
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comment Time attendance module design
I can see what you're doing with the 2nd table, but why do you need a 2nd table to accomplish it? In other words, aside from collecting raw data, what do you really need to do with it?
Aug
1
comment Expert advice needed for a NoSql Database
So you're building a multi-level ecommerce application. That's nothing new - we've been doing it since the 90s, using SQL. Written well, SQL is spooky fast and scales probably better than you need. You should write some test applications and measure the performance of each.
Aug
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comment Shuffle/Randomize a collection without knowing the number of items?
@Jules Sigh. Why aren't obvious flaws obvious when writing the answer? You are completely correct. For this application, the bigger the buffer the better - but it's still flawed.