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Oct
22
comment Graphic Designer / Programmer Jobs?
Perhaps a general web developer?
Oct
6
comment Why was Fortran never used to develop an Operating System?
@bbarker Exactly. That is why its a poor question. How can it be answered if we don't know the premise to be true? You seem to be really after why people chose C over FORTRAN for operating systems. So if that's actually your question, that is what you should be asking.
Oct
6
comment Why was Fortran never used to develop an Operating System?
Can you provide evidence that FORTRAN was never used for this?
Sep
30
comment Is there a name to this coding practice shown in the example?
Sounds like the word you are looking for is 'refactoring'.
Sep
30
comment SaaS model, 1DB per client
Personally, I prefer 1 database for all clients where possible. Makes keeping the database schemas in sync a lot simpler, and you don't have to start messing around with master tables that point to the correct customer database. But, YMMV.
Sep
27
comment Why do most programming languages have special keyword or syntax for declaring functions?
This really should be a blog post, not a question.
Sep
25
comment How to validate a given domain is owned by the user?
This is what is done when validating certain ssl certs. Its likely not an automatic approach. But would make a good secondary option.
Sep
25
comment I would like to expand a SQL query to also get the name of the ID's it is selecting. How do I do that?
If I understand what you are after correctly, it sounds like you need to join in the block_types table. Or, do a sub-select (which might be easier to manage because you'd be referencing the table more than once)
Sep
22
comment Why don't developers make installation automatic on windows?
I think the premise of this question is wrong - many Windows applications can install via a streamlined 'use standard settings' option in an installer. Providing additional options, such as where to install the program, is simply the polite thing to do. I really dislike programs that don't let me decide where on a drive they will be installed.
Sep
22
comment Node.js on Apache server (Shared Hosting)
Node.js does not require Java. There is no problem running a Node.js app on a sever that is also running Apache. BUT... despite your hosting provider being poorly informed about Node, I'd agree with their decision - for shared hosting, I don't think I'd allow node.js apps to run since they are running as server applications and a poorly designed one can drag a server down to a crawl. You'd be better with a VPS - and there are plenty of inexpensive VPS hosts available.
Sep
2
comment What is the legality of making a mobile app version of an existing card or board game?
Game mechanics can't be patented in the US (IANAL), but a clone might certainly violate trademarks. This is off topic here, though.
Aug
28
comment Loading database in memory vs querying
Are you using a decent dbms, or something home grown? You shouldn't need to keep the full db in memory. At most, the indexes. I think you are prematurely optimizing in an attempt to solve a problem you don't know for sure you'll have.
Aug
28
comment Are C static libraries frowned upon?
@FlorianMargaine and your post is a counter example.
Aug
28
comment Are C static libraries frowned upon?
Who's 'frowning' on them? Is someone preventing you from using them? I don't like questions like this because they never show who 'they' are or why you should care about 'their' opinion.
Aug
28
comment LAMP without PHP
Is it 'necessary' for what? LAMP is just an acronym that describes one particular type of app hosting stack.
Aug
25
comment protect purchased games to be downloaded on other pc
@JoJo if you track each download (as a row in a table), you could enforce X per month without having to reset any values at the beginning of each month by just querying for the number of downloads in the last 30 days.
Aug
18
comment embedding LEFT OUTER JOIN within INNER JOIN
Run the SQL interactively, starting with a simple select and then adding the joins. That will show you what is going on.
Aug
14
comment Why can't we use IP address instead of cookies in identifying the client in servlets?
And people's IP addresses might change frequently (home broadband).
Aug
13
comment Old Browsers and Polyfills
Can you narrow down and highlight the specific question here a bit? There's a good question in here, but its not clear what exactly you are after.
Aug
8
comment How to make sure media are used only on authorised sites?
Search for 'prevent hotlinking'. You can't 100% prevent it, but you can make it difficult.