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Aug
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answered Should the ternary operator be used outside of assignment statements?
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Jul
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revised What's the best way to create a static utility class in python? Is using metaclasses code smell?
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Jul
10
comment What is more pythonic - subclassing dict or creating external functions to manipulate them?
Why would you load and dump many times? That seems like something that should happen only at the boundaries of your system. Also, if you need to carry information about the kind of object you have, I'd say you do need a class -- but I don't think it should be a subclass of dict.
Jul
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answered What is more pythonic - subclassing dict or creating external functions to manipulate them?
May
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comment Microservices - should there be multiple instances of the same service?
Auto-scaling is based on instances, yes. If you are using AWS, you normally saturate a given instance before scaling up; back-filling isn't in the cards, because if you leave that capacity on the table, you're wasting money.
May
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answered Microservices - should there be multiple instances of the same service?
May
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answered Where should my team start with becoming “modern”?
May
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comment Are there any good reasons to use ER Diagrams instead of UML Class Diagrams for data modeling? Is ERD the COBOL of data modeling?
I never voluntarily create a UML class diagram, as it has no explanatory power for me and its audience is unclear. Programmers will understand the code; non-technical stakeholders will understand neither code nor a UML class diagram. As such, a simpler format (ERDs) is quick, informal, and allows me to express the vital characteristics of the data without the overhead of UML. Furthermore, as noted, UML is relevant only for object-oriented languages; when writing scripts or using functional languages, it is not useful.
May
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comment Are there any good reasons to use ER Diagrams instead of UML Class Diagrams for data modeling? Is ERD the COBOL of data modeling?
Well, what's yours? If you're using UML class diagrams without including methods, public/private annotations, and so on, you're making an ERD, almost identical to an ERD in crow's foot notation. The only difference is putting attributes inside the entities. "ERD" is a description of the intent of a diagram, not a formal specification.
May
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comment Are there any good reasons to use ER Diagrams instead of UML Class Diagrams for data modeling? Is ERD the COBOL of data modeling?
Tables are data structures. There are also code-level data structures (arrays, trees, hashes, and so on). All of these are used across paradigms (procedural, functional, and OO languages). "UML Classes" tie code (methods) to data (member variables) in a way that applies only to object-oriented languages--and, even then, only in a particularly straitjacketed way.
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revised Are there any good reasons to use ER Diagrams instead of UML Class Diagrams for data modeling? Is ERD the COBOL of data modeling?
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May
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answered Are there any good reasons to use ER Diagrams instead of UML Class Diagrams for data modeling? Is ERD the COBOL of data modeling?
Apr
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revised How do sites like SquareSpace and Wix support multiple design templates?
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Apr
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comment How do sites like SquareSpace and Wix support multiple design templates?
Sure. I'll add it to the answer.
Apr
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answered How do sites like SquareSpace and Wix support multiple design templates?
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Feb
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comment RESTful Api: Send email with links to client URL
No. You're still redirecting to a partner-controlled URL. Redirecting has advantages, but you must still redirect to something; and my answer covers how that something is to be generated.
Feb
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comment RESTful Api: Send email with links to client URL
@Hey: The problem in the original question is, "How do you include the [partner's] URL in an email?" My question answers that by explaining how to generate a URL based on the partner's settings. Your answer simply says to redirect from the API endpoint to that URL; you still have to generate a URL, the same as if you were putting it in an email. It does not solve the problem stated in the question, but changes the location where it occurs.
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