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Data are values of qualitative or quantitative variables, belonging to a set of items. Data in computing (or data processing) are represented in a structure, often tabular (represented by rows and columns), a tree (a set of nodes with parent-children relationship) or a graph structure (a set of interconnected nodes).

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What is the right approach to building a dynamic configuration store with versioning?

Our product is a microservice performing algorithmic calculations. These algorithms need settings to be provided to them. The settings are typically a few dozen JSON objects, with a total size of ~...
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What is the most effective algorithm to evenly distribute n points on a 2 dimensional array so they are as separated as possible?

I am trying to code a game which currently uses a matrix ( that I am calling a map). On this map are islands which can be generated n times. The purpose of the algorithm is to distribute the islands ...
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Setup pipeline to analyze data stored in web app DB

Background: So there is a (Ruby) web app with a production Postgres DB (hosted in the cloud) I would like to run some machine learning algorithms in a Python setting on the production data and (...
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Is it an ok practice to keep pointers dereferenced?

For me, I prefer having all my variables, not as pointers. Is it ok to keep all heap-allocated variables dereferenced? For example: #include "Foo.hpp" #include "Bar.hpp" class Foo { private: Bar* ...
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Reliable data synchronisation between several systems

We have several systems that hold the same data in different databases. The requirement is to keep the data synced in as much reliable way as possible. Performance isn't a concern because we don't ...
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At what size array in Swift would you consider switching to CoreData?

I've developed a reading tracking app in Swift and for simplicity's sake I used arrays for my model. It stores some data about the books a user reads and a small image of the cover. I save them to ...
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Encoding of timestamps over cosmological time (64-bit linear vs 32-bit logarithmic)

I understand this is the place to ask questions pertaining to software design. If my question is considered to opinion-based, is there a forum or something better suited for the discussion? ...
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Arranging blocks of data for efficient memory access

suppose I have an algorthm that has N blocks of data, and an operation needs to be performed on all blocks such that requires 2 blocks to be in memory at any given time to be done for all possible ...
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Is it possible to create once loadable files?

I know very little about encryption, so I figured I'd ask the internet if it's possible to do the following (and if so, what kind of algorithm should I be looking at): Write some code that saves data ...
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Generic way to describe data synchronization between systems?

Is there a generic way (useful formalisms) to think about data synchronization between two systems, especially in the case of slightly asymmetric roles (eg, one system contain master data, another one ...
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Getting random yet consistent data for testing

I have a big codebase yet to be covered with tests and rather limited access to the real data. The code that needs to be covered is very data dependent. And the data is anything but shallow and ...
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Maintaining parallel libraries: Binary files access + Metadata Database ORM design

I'm dealing with a higher-level data abstraction that I would appreciate some input on. I'm working on an application that uses a large data lake. The data lake is consisted of thousands of large ...
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Am I using Socket.io wrongly? Or use REST instead?

In client: function test(){ const socket = io.connect(SERVER URL) socket.emit('read_user_name', '1') //user name id: 1 socket.on('returned_user_name', (data) => { console.log(data) ...
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How should I update back-end data (e.g. follows, likes, etc.) which changes at an inconsistent rate?

(This is a conceptual question but as reference, I'm using Android Studio (Java) and Firebase Firestore...) My app currently has a structure where the user can follow authors and favorite their works....
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Formula Parsing

I have created an application to import CSV files, each CSV file that the application imports can contain different data, with new formats of the CSV files being added in the future. Rather than hard ...
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Is this data as a result of business logic or is this content as a result of GUI logic?

I'm aware of the general distinction between data and content, namely context, but here I have a case that is clearly causing a lot of confusion and debate within the company I work for. There is a ...
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Data Matching In VBA - Best way to deal with dynamic data and user entry?

Background I am currently building this project with VBA, just to keep in the back of your mind when thinking about my question. Imagine 2 adjacent blocks, in Excel. The first block is made up of ...
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Design of file I/O -> processing -> file I/O system

I'm in the process of designing a new desktop application which is very different from other stuff I did before, and so I'll be happy if I could be pointed towards the right direction regarding the ...
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Which layer should have responsibility for rounding numbers?

I am developing a financial system and want to have a defined policy for rounding monetary values. Given the following layers: View API Entity Model Persistence If I am passing a monetary value ...
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Game Playing AI - Strategy to overcome the transposition table taking up too much memory?

I've made an engine that plays Connect Four using the standard search algorithms (minimax, alpha-beta pruning, iterative deepening, etc). I've implemented a transposition table so that the engine can ...
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Self describing data with UI

I have a use case where my team owns a web UI to aggregate data from 10+ service teams and present it to the customer in order to collect more information . This data (which is in json format) is very ...
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Is there a programming term that means property or field?

I think this question can span multiple languages, but in C# specifically there is a clear distinction between a field (ex: private int a;) and a property (ex: private int b { get; set; }). While ...
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Dictionary Coding for OLAP

Let's say we have a generic table like below: id, name, price, quantity 20 product_x 5,00 100 20 product_y 5,00 100 20 ...
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Should / When to create javascript object to serialize data?

I'm working on a React/Redux application. I receive a data object from the api resembling this: const dataObj = [ { id: 1, name: "Filo", activity: 9, info: { statusCode: 4 ...
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Improvements in a “data - manager - wrapper” architecture

I have programmed using the architecture below, where "client, order, piece" are just data classes, have no methods, and "managers" are the manipulators of that data, the "ClothingStore" is a wrapper ...
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Regulations about collecting data from software running at clients hardware (apps 'phoning home') [closed]

We develop an application which has now been installed on a few thousand customers sites. Unfortunately, we have no customer data collection built into the software. This is something we want to ...
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database/orm model design for contacts

I am building a internal crm which has contacts which are just people with first name, last name, email, phone etc. Contacts can be one or more types e.t.c. job candidates, hiring managers, customers, ...
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Cumulative sum of overlapping increase/decrease over time

I am looking for an efficient way to handle a calculation. I have lots of timestamped events, representing loading and unloading of trucks. I need to construct the filling rate of these trucks over ...
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How to find matching profiles?

I'm developing backend for a dating app, in which each user has a profile of his/her characteristics a profile of ideal match's characteristics There are dozens of characteristics like gender, ...
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separate table for one of the type or java enum?

I want to make budget tracking web-app, tracking all savings and expenses with corresponding dates. Later generating reports, summaries etc.. I came up this design Frequency Table - does it have to ...
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Distributed training of many small ML models

I have a data science application that involves training tens of thousands of small individual Gaussian models. By "small", I mean that any individual model can easily be trained on one of our worker ...
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How can I offload customer's data needs onto the customer?

I write code for an Engineering application where engineers keep giving me various specs in a form of tabular data - for example, a table with product model names and many various parameters for each ...
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File storage microservice design

Problem overview: I'm creating a spring application just for learning purposes. I would like to create a microservice just for files, which: at the beginning would have only two basic endpoints ...
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How to store external numeric IDs - as strings or as integers?

Every now and then we programmers need to communicate with external systems (not under our own control). It's frequent that in such cases we need to keep track of some sort of identifiers that these ...
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Battery level prediction model

I have the idea of develop a model that predicts the battery charge level of my system for now until the following 5 days. The battery is charged using a solar panel. I am writing my code in Python 2....
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Which datastructure to use for temporary storage of intermittent and asynchronous sensor data?

Here an outline of the setup: Input data: I have several sources for sensor input data (GPS, and a bunch of other sensor data from different sources). All of those individual inputs consist of a ...
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data vs business logic

Today my manager said: 'Amir, don't mix the business logic with data in database'. I surprisingly shocked! I said 'Where?'. According to wikipedia business logic is: In computer software, business ...
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How to structure an application (and its user interface) such that extraneous and/or malformed data can be handled?

I recently applied for a position as a software developer. As a part of the recruitment process, I was given an assignment that involves reading data from a file. The thing is that the example file ...
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Does Wikipedia Store Every Edit Page? [closed]

I am not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but I was looking at a Wikipedia article and noticed there were a lot of edits for that article. Since you can view each edited iteration ...
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Are data attributes good identifiers of certain blocks of HTML code?

I have a complex environment which is mostly oriented around / ends up spitting out blocks of HTML, which make up the entire page. Now, I need a way to "point and click" identify any block on my page ...
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Microservices - sharing data through distributed in-memory cache?

I'm fairly new to both microservices and shared in-memory databases like Redis. I'm wondering though if it would be a good idea to combine the two to address the challenges of data duplication, ...
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Abstract data communication in modular design

I'm doing the analysis for a software which I've had in mind for a long time. Its purpose is to turn sound into an image, apply graphical transformations on it, and turn it back into sound to hear the ...
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Software layers and data mapping

Before I would ask my question, here is the context: I am working on one part of a relatively big software. In its simplest form there are 3 layers of the software lets call them lower layer, middle ...
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Putting the rowmapper inside the domain class

Normally in java the RowMapper is placed in its own class. Instead, what about this design, putting the RowMapper inside each domain object, and giving all of them a consistent name: public class ...
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What is the best way to represent data with inheritance?

In my current work, we need to serialize some data and use it later. Our data is in this format: <resources> <style name="Person"> <item name="name">name</item> <...
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Where to place POCOs validation - N-layers architecture

I am developing an n-layer app. One of the layer is the BusinessLayer and consumes a set of POCOs defined in the CoreLayer. Also I have a PresentationLayer (WinForms) CoreLayer POCOs (classes with ...
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Design patterns / Names for data consolidation [closed]

I'm new to coding and I don't know how what I'm trying to do is called, and I want to find out so I can do more research and not re-invent the wheel. I looked for things such as data consolidation/...
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Does it make sense to iterate a ranged for loop using constant reference here?

I have the following code, and I was wondering if I'm optimally iterating through my ranged for loop: struct data_type { int a; int b; }; int main() { // Assume I have initialized a ...
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What options are there to administrate a database for an online business? [closed]

Say you create a small online business from scratch, a nice Rails or Django app or something to that effect. With luck, you end up with a database full of customer orders and things. Now, aside ...
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How to store large test data sets. Git? [duplicate]

We have a camera application that does measurements on pictures. We have a feature for saving a "demo" containing the pictures/data used, and to replay this for test purposes. We use such data sets ...