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comment Windows 8.1 on Surface Pro 3 appearing as VM to licensing software
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it does not appear to be about software development within the scope defined in the help center. It might be a better fit for SuperUser, but check their on-topic section first.
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comment Desire to become computer programmer, not sure which route!
There are more programming careers/options besides "web or desktop"
Jul
24
comment How do I handle long running third party calls from backing up my message queue?
True. I wonder - is there a way for a thread to look & see that there are 9 or 10 blocked threads and therefore it shouldn't accept blocking work? That gets messy really fast due to concurrency issues.
Jul
24
comment How do I handle long running third party calls from backing up my message queue?
A couple of ideas - a) put those messages in a separate queue and dedicate threads to them, or b) limit the number of threads that can do these tasks
Jul
24
comment How do I handle long running third party calls from backing up my message queue?
So the problem is that some of the messages (not all, probably not even most) in your queue require blocking calls to the 3rd party service?
Jul
24
comment Simulating fluid transfer in a pipe
Is this for a game, or are you looking for physics-based answers?
Jul
23
comment Found a printout from 9/25/75 - What programming language is this? What OS could it be using?
I'm still stuck over which timeshare system slashed the O & not the zero. IBM?
Jul
22
comment Appropriate documentation for a small scripting project?
Possibly relevant: How would you know if you've written readable and easily maintainable code?
Jul
21
comment Should client side have a log?
client side logs can be very helpful in diagnosing connection failures
Jul
21
comment Synchronizing webpage and local pdf
The acquired skills definitely have value and should probably be mentioned on the resume somewhere.
Jul
20
comment Returning a Flag Indicating Success
When you write the code that calls AddRecord(), how often do you check the return value?
Jul
20
comment Instantiating class that contains methods to check some of the settings and also return values from my app.config file
So every class that needs a value from ApplicationConfiguration has to inherit from the same parent class?
Jul
20
comment Synchronizing webpage and local pdf
For one resume, updated less than once per day, you may wish to consider Is it worth the time?. Doing the automation would likely have rewards of its own (learning, removing potential errors), but saving time isn't one of them.
Jul
20
comment Database Design: Rules for students and student groups
How do you define "cleaner"? I see 2 primary tables (student & the poorly named 'group'), a middle of a many-to-many relationship table, and a details table ("rules"). Where's the problem?
Jul
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comment Are there languages with Primitive Types whose default values are null?
Perhaps. Why isn't int? num = null; good enough for the hopefully rare occasions when you need it?
Jul
17
comment Are there languages with Primitive Types whose default values are null?
C# can do it - see Nullable Types. int? num = null;
Jul
15
comment Analysis project structure in Python
Posting the same question on multiple sites is not welcome (but I don't see that in our Help page). It's best to either reword each question to better fit each site or delete one. In your case you may wish to delete the SO question.
Jul
15
comment Data Structure Question
Can you have a FoFoF (fund of funds of funds)? Can Bill's Equity invest back in Bill's Fund? (Imagine a more complex graph).
Jul
14
comment Data Structure Question
Graph theory comes to mind. See also Graph Theory Topics, especially Trees.
Jul
10
comment Partial Update of Database Table
It sounds like you're looking for an upsert or merge