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My first computer was an Atari ST 520 (No harddrive, 512KB RAM, 68000 Motorola CPU @ 8MHz )

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Dec
17
comment How does Yahoo's Smush.It work and why doesn't everyone use it?
Near to no compression gains for all images I tested. But I think such tools are quite useful, if the program you used to create the images did a bad job while compressing them.
Dec
15
answered How does customized executable generation work?
Nov
19
comment Mark x% items in stream
How a re you supposed to store the marked items? Write them to another stream?
Nov
19
answered Mark x% items in stream
May
21
comment If I unite many web apps into one, will I save resources?
I think you will face waste / overhead of memory usage with many apps. But why not simply try it with a little test setup and compare the used resources on a real system?
May
19
answered Sharing source code of my online game?
May
16
comment Benefits of Java in education?
I think the strongest points form java are: A lot of tools as e.g. IDS, and it is used a lot in jobs and research.
Mar
3
comment Is making webpage basing on ajax and modal a good idea?
Depends on your needs and the expected users. You see a lot of this extreme ajax-using pages these days. But one thing to consider is that no search-engine will find any of the dynamic content. Also all the javascript makes the website need a lot of memory and quite some cpu-power on the user side.
Jan
19
awarded  Yearling
Dec
9
revised How can I make sure that I'm actually learning how to program rather than simply learning the details of a language?
deleted 15 characters in body
Nov
15
comment Managing codebase for basic and pro edition of a project
If you make all fixes in the basic edition branch, it should be save to simply merge them in the professional edition branch.
Oct
30
comment Found a better solution to a problem at work - should I deter from posting the code snippet online?
I think it depends on you companies policy. I would ask for permission to be on the safe side.
Oct
30
comment How long should I wait to autosave user input?
I thing the approach is useful to get a first impression which time may be suitable. Auto adjusting would be a little overkill in your case, but also interesting to implement.
Oct
30
answered How long should I wait to autosave user input?
Oct
28
comment Session in RESTful web services, how it works?
My guess would be a sessionId send with each request. But also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Device_fingerprint is a possibility (I think not yet used as replacement of as sesionId send by the client)
Oct
28
comment Double equals (Not equality) during assigning Java
You can assign a value to more then one variable at once because the value of an assignment is the value that was assigned. Therefore you can use the value of an assignment as a rvalue of another assignment and so on.
Oct
25
revised Implementing new required feature after software release
fixed some minor typos
Oct
25
suggested approved edit on Implementing new required feature after software release
Oct
10
answered How can I make sure that I'm actually learning how to program rather than simply learning the details of a language?
Oct
8
comment How can I test an application that depends on specific hardware
Is the interface too complex to mock it? It should be possible to mock at least basic functionality of the device.