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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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Terminology: Classes that contain only methods

I am studying the programming language Kotlin, and I just came across the idea of a Data Class. I have a background in Java programming where classes can have fields and methods. I have heard ...
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When modules written in different languages interact, is exchanged data always serialized?

I have module written in Python and I would like to write function in e.g. Go but problem is that data needed for computations is often more than 100MB. My question is: is data always serialized and ...
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How is data stored prior to downloading?

I go to several sites that offer their data in XML, JSON, CSV formats. As shown here, https://www.space.org/basicspacedata/query/class/boxscore/format/csv, I choose the format. Question is how is ...
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How to minimize size of data given the need for a null pointer?

So I don't know how to formulate this clearly, as it's quite confusing. Hence the reason for asking this question, to overcome the confusion. I will do my best to make it clear, but part of the ...
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What to call a system that gives users customized access to data?

What would be the proper way to describe a system whose sole purpose it is to give users access to large amounts of data in a structured way according to their own criteria? Like say for example ...
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Rolling Analytics - Dates and Dropoffs

I would like to generate analytics on a per-user basis on how many times they've viewed a particular page for 7 days, and how many times they've viewed a page during their lifetime as a user. This ...
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How important is the data to assess code coverage?

per the title how important is the data in assessing code coverage? As background, let's say that you're given 20% of the entire dataset to help trace the different pathways each row of data goes ...
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How to represent a data model?

Often enough, the terms data model and data format are used interchangeably, but here I disagree. Let's start with the simpler one, the data format. I don't know exact definitions, but the data format ...
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Storing unchangable data in database vs in code

Hi I am trying to create a role based dynamic route authorization system on my NodeJS ExpressJS powered API server. Scenario: There will be some roles like Admin, StandardUser etc. and they can't be ...
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Can TLV theoretically be used for browsers?

Compared with HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), TLV (Tag-Length-Value) also can be used for a data representation. If TLV is designed smart enough, it can represent hierarchies and trees with no ...
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How to synchronize changes between Data Engineers and Designers?

I'm processing data and writing in a database, that is used by my colleague, a designer, working on data viz. How can I efficiently, say, add a new column for my colleague to use in their ...
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What are differences in application architecture in frontend and backend applications?

I'm pretty experienced with developing both frontend as well as backend applications, with a variety of programming languages and frameworks. I know the problem space and concepts involved in both ...
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How do B-Trees used in databases sort data based on different fields?

I know majority of databases uses B-Trees, and I can see how using a balanced binary tree will give fast sort times, for ordering by ID or whatever else the primary key is; but how are databases able ...
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Storage and partitioning in Cosmos DB

I'm working on designing a system for reporting/storing information on hardware devices (IoT-like), and trying to figure out how that would best be structured in Azure's Cosmos DB. Every device will ...
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Entity-Relationship language, not diagram

I have to design a database, but I don't yet know which underlying technology it will use (not just my decision). Could be SQL, could be NoSQL, could be something else. I do have quite a few ...
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Common interface to handle different data type

I have a design question about data. I have a class "T" that has a single interface handling two data types as described below. The class T is constructed to handle one of the two data types. Users of ...
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From Oracle to Apache Parquet : how to handle eventual consistency?

I have an existing production Oracle Database. However, there are performance issues for certain kind of operations, because of the volume of the data, or the complexity of queries. That's why I ...
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Read large JSON file and return a subset for map

To some extent, this is a wide question, because I do not know in which direction I should move. I am using Polymaps to show markers on a map. The markers are static but the visualization depends on ...
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Techniques for handling large reporting periods in MSSQL

We have a fairly large database with some fairly large tables (100s of millions of rows). Some of those tables are reported on. We have indexes in place to make this as fast as possible, but still ...
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How to exchange 1T data between multiple processes?

How to exchange 1T data between multiple processes? Requirements: Data < 1TB. Memory > 1T. Multiple processes (different languages) on the same machine or different machines over network Data ...
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How can I securely store and process user data?

I am creating a Discord Bot in Discord.Net. So first, of course this bot is not a professional project, but I still want it to look as professional as possible. And a huge part is the storage and ...
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How to do data design without database? [closed]

I already to do research on internet about data design, they all explain how to do data design with database. But how to do data design without database? example i want to do data design for embedded ...
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C# class design for clear API wrapper

We are creating an office application in C#. Originally, the persistent data like customer details, orders, agenda, statistics, etc. were stored in a local SqlServer database on a server. The ...
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How to represent in a flowchart data fetched from a database

I have an existing piece of code that uses a database. In order to understand its algorithm, I try to represent it with a flow chart. In this algorithm I need to fetch some data from the database in ...
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Preventing setting regression with configuration tied to a build

I have inherited a distributed application with a lot of legacy configuration management. Currently the application does not get it's settings updated with an application update. The flow looks ...
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Log data anonymization with ELK

I'm considering using the ELK stack for logging within our company. To comply with our data retention policy, we would like to anonymize data after one year so it cannot be traced back to an ...
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How would i design processing twitter data

I am working on a project where a user can input different criteria which will be used to fetch tweets, lets call this action as TweetAnalysis. These tweets will then be sent to another internal ...
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How do I store a trie in memory in a Spring Boot Application?

I have a spring boot application, that simply does, takes a set of characters and lists out possible english words. Now, as everyone knows , its fairly easy, build a trie data-structure to load up a ...
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Is it anti-pattern to have inheritence in a dto?

Are data transfer objects or POJOs meant to be final or can they be extended and create hierarchies for them? It is not clear to me if such a value class is properly designed only as a final class and ...
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Do higher order functions violate the separation of data and code principle?

I am asking here something that is really haunting for years (for real !). I guess in a "perfect world", we would have programs made of data models and functions, and those functions manipulate data ...
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is using redis correct to hold a dataset?

[Have restructured the question] We have a lot of DB readers and few writers where writers may perform longer operations. This is a real-time system so the read has to be performed as efficiently as ...
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Why does putty store sessions in the registry? [closed]

I recently wanted to copy my putty config from one laptop to another. I figured there would be a directory somewhere which stored the IP addresses etc as some form of text file. I was surprised to ...
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Recommended Long Term Data Storage Format

I have an application (written in Go) with a lot of GPS location information. Each record consists of a latitude and longitude plus somewhere around 50 fields of various pieces of meta data, some of ...
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How to detect that internal hard disk is removed and which files were copied? [closed]

Its easy to steal internal hdd, which do not generate sound signals to aware the owner while removing and allows Thief to copy the data. Is there any way by which these thieves acts can be traced.
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Correct place to store semi dynamic data

What I mean by semi dynamic data are data that are expected to be changed only with product versions. Now imagine this scenario, In version 1 of the product, I have item status : SUCCESS , FAIL In ...
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Architecture of “tags” for contacts in a marketing system and hard-coded IDs so functions can refer to them

I have these tables: contacts, tags, contact_tags. (contact_tags has columns contact_id and tag_id.) Administrators can manually create new tags via an internal website. Administrators can also ...
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Data modeling user-object permissions, between claims and metadata

I've been thinking about how to map user claims to permissions in a way that scales from a read and write perspective, probably using a stand-alone service. What we have today doesn't scale for ...
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Techniques for Cleaning/Expiring Old Data

I have a database with data that "expires" in a way -- after 10 days, the status changes from "Completed" to "Archived" and after 30 days rows still marked as "Assigned" get unassigned, for various ...
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Is it possible to transfer data with a really unique seed of a psudo random number generator

I have thinking about this idea for over 5 years and i don't have the complete technical knowledge to fully grasp the idea I'm having. The premise of the idea is to have an extremely high base number ...
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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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