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practical copy/paste clipboard model of recent web HTML5 browsers?

the reader is expected to be an advanced Linux developer, having read ALP and having developed advanced GUI applications on Linux using GTK or Qt; notice that sadly I am not a native English speaker (...
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What is the truh concerning pasting data into a browser? [closed]

I am hearing a ton of different info. I just found this in a site The 'paste' operation in the context menu or button press is not possible. It is not possible because of a browser security ...
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is it considered plagiarism to comment out code I copied from elsewhere?

If the plagiarized code is commented out because I found another way to solve the problem, but I forgot to remove the comments, is that considered plagiarism? I used the copied code to help me debug ...
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Is the copy/paste approach professionally viable when working with the Google Maps API?

I find that I understand much of the Javascript concepts used in the Google Maps API code, but then again there is quite a bit that is way over my head in syntax. For example, the geocoder ...
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Is “watermarking” code with random trailing whitespace a good way to detect plagiarism?

Consider this: int f(int x) { return 2 * x * x; } and this int squareAndDouble(int y) { return 2*y*y; } If you found these in independent bodies of code, you ...
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When is 'cloning', rather than reusing, a module acceptable design solution?

For this question, I'll give an example module to facilitate the discussion, Let's say the module is a calculation engine, It currently servers its purpose for its current audience. The requirement is ...
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How do I safely write code in my own 'words' and not plagiarize?

I understand plagiarism and paraphrasing fairly well when it comes to writing a research paper, but those equivalent areas in programming seem foreign to me. I've looked up the topics online, and ...
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What's a good, concise way to explain the dangers of copy-paste programming to non-programmers? [closed]

I'm looking for a good analogy or metaphor that could illustrate the problems of copy-paste programming to non-programmers. I occasionally do code/system reviews for potential clients, and one of the ...
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Am I a code monkey? [closed]

I just tried integrating my website with facebook. I got a lot of copy-paste code from the facebook developers site. I just put the code and it works fine. Do you call this kind of programmers "code ...