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Maintaining modularity while keeping (secret) configuration separate from application code

This is more a curiosity/query-for-information than anything; apologies if it's thus a little malformed: This is relevant to a useful API-querying library that can be shared across multiple teams ...
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Short and compact barcode

I am writing a c# program where I need to print a lot of small barcodes in a 100x100 grid on a piece of paper. I then scan/photograph the paper and read the barcodes again. Each barcode only need to ...
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Information hoarding anti pattern [closed]

In The Phoenix Project the author describes an interesting antipattern: Brent is a super-important dev-ops engineer that personally knows the details of every new and old implementation and setup, but ...
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Can encapsulation/information hiding cause problems in error identifying/locating?

I understand the principles behind opaque data types, encapsulation, information hiding, etc. in theory: preventing alteration to parts of a program can prevent people from accidentally messing it up, ...
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What is the term for different types that contain the same information?

What is the correct term(s) for different types that contain exactly the same information? For example (F#): type Type1 = (int * string) type Type2 = (string * int) When describing that these types ...
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What are the some common practices for storing and accessing data for analytics?

If you need to access application information from a database for analytics, is it better to copy the information first and analyse the copy or is it okay to analyse the data retrieved fresh from the ...
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Why so many good open source programs have websites that are very poorly managed? [closed]

I was reading about gzip program and I found the official website of the gzip software. First of all the site looks very bad, it is very hard to find useful information on it and it was not updated ...
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User, user Role and user Info, data base design problem

I am creating an application that will manage job interviews and help the employers to choose the job seekers based on a ranking system that's based on some user info. I've created a database that has ...
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Design for autocompleting words in search engine?

I'm trying to implement an autocomplete feature for a search engine. I have a database of words(stemmed) that occur in the documents that I have for users to search. What I am thinking of doing is: ...
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Structuring data to represent a tree with squirrels

What I want to represent Let's assume I have several schemas of the following kind: It is a tree on which positions of squirrels are represented by a blue dot. The number of bifurcations differ from ...
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Why would HTML and CSS be required for .NET development? [closed]

On a job application, part of the job description is "...needs to know HTML and CSS as some .NET is required...". What does this mean? I thought HTML is a programming language, CSS is a way to ...
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Approach to use for user email address change in application?

As the title says, if the user wants change their email address in the application, in terms of programming, what approach (process) to use? Where do you store the new email address until the user ...
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What are the advantages of expressing information in the simplest possible format?

I want to apologize in advance if my headline is not specific enough, but I think this is a general question, although I have a very concrete example: In my team we maintain a test specification ...
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I want to create an open data format... but I don't really know what that is

I have found a need for a standardization for storage and recording of data relating to diabetes information (I don't think there's any, but I may have missed it). To that end I made this github ...
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How related is coding/information theory to computer networking?

I am taking a networking class(data communication) this coming semester. In many courses in my computer engineering degree, the books lack mathematical content. I am not a math wizard, but I think ...
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HP openview servicedesk: looking for api information ? [closed]

Good day folks. I am very confused in this situation. I need to implement system which will be based on HP open view service desk 4.5 api. But this system are reached the end of supporting period. On ...
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Getting in to smart card programming [closed]

I have a Compaq nw8440 with a smart card reader that is: Compatible with ISO 7816 compliant Smart Cards. PC/SC interface support I have been interested in smart cards and wanted to start playing ...
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What responsibilities does a Management Information Systems job entail? [closed]

At my school there is apparently a Computer Science degree, which is located under the "department of natural sciences", while Management Information Systems is considered "business". Besides the ...
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What is the difference between information and data?

From "Demystifying Java".. For many of us, the terms information and data are synonymous. However, information and data are distinctly different in programming. Data is the smallest amount of ...
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How can I make tagging work for the concept of "all"?

There's an approach to organising information that says that hierarchy is a tool of the devil, or at least is overrated. I've embraced this understanding for a data-driven site I'm working on which ...
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How do you deal with an information hoarder? [closed]

We must have all come across them - developers that have been around for ages and have a fantastic domain knowledge and yet they fail to share that knowledge with their team. The team desperately ...
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Working code and user needs [closed]

Programmers, like myself, often is too worried about if their code is really going to work, rather than how to communicate with the users. Scared of throwing an exception at the user, we test with ...
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Watson Information Encoding [closed]

IBM's Watson has a lot of book information encoded into a 'database' that Watson searches in real time. Does anyone know how that information is coded? It seems hard to imagine how humans could type ...
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Effective Information Management on a Personal Level [closed]

Have you had problems managing information and found ways to effectively manage information? When I say "manage" I'm talking about storing, grouping, tagging, prioritizing, searching, sharing, etc. ...
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Resources on how to relate structured and semi- / un-structured information [closed]

I don't have a great background in information organisation / retrieval, but I know of a few ways of dealing with the problem. For structured information, it's possible to go OOish - everything "has-a"...
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Where is a good starting point for planning Information Architecture for a website? [closed]

I am planning a project to develop and enhance an information architecture for a website. This will include navigation structures, content classification, metadata etc. Where is the best place to ...
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What information must never appear in logs? [closed]

I'm about to write the company guidelines about what must never appear in logs (trace of an application). In fact, some developers try to include as many information as possible in trace, making it ...
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Why is it so hard to find anything on MS site? [closed]

I have always had this question in my mind and I would really be happy to get an explanation for this. Is it only me or do you also feel the same way that it's hard to find anything on MS site. For ...
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What would be a best way to code a rudimentary LIMS? [closed]

I hope that I am asking the right question at right place. If not, please do not hesitate to point me to the right place. I am working in a laboratory, where computers/programming/programmers are ...
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How to deal with or survive with the information overload [closed]

Every time I want to read something for example a book on Java, then I find so much stuff like many tutorials, many ebooks that I am not able to decide which one to choose. I spend some time reading ...
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what does the term bandwith mean? [closed]

I am a pure internet product so i don't have any it degree or training so i am quit confused about bandwith. is it the memory resource server or processor resource or database server load? If i use ...
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Information Technology -> Specialization of Computer Science? [closed]

My friend said to me "IT is a specialization of Computer Science". I said it isn't. Is he correct? Can someone clarify the difference between IT and CS? I know they are related but according to me ...
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What is the role of an Information Architect? [closed]

I've heard this term bandied about, especially in reference to web development, but I'm having trouble getting a clear understanding of what an Information Architect actually does. Any ideas what ...
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What is the general tech news website every programmer should read? [closed]

A link and a quick explanation why would be very helpful. General tech news, I mean not like InfoQ which is too technical. Probably much more like P.SE than SO. EDIT: site should help developers ...
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