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A design pattern is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem in software design.

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Your model is solid because you have a strong idea about the different types of content you want to manage (books, articles, etc.). Having a table for each type of content defines the different attrib …
answered Oct 13 '12 by JeffO
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You wouldn't have the first application that had a table with: UDF1, UDF2, UDF3... The other suggestions (EVA or NoSQL) are much better. Depending on the RDBMS (SQL Server offers this), you could bre …
answered May 14 '12 by JeffO
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There's no use for a BAL if all it is going to do is feed database access strings. You may also find that there is too much business logic contained in the stored procedures. If you want data access …
answered May 28 '11 by JeffO
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Not sure I would pull data that a user/group wasn't allowed to see (other than keys, id's etc.). You may not show the same data in different views, but if you start doing reports, you have a lot of du …
answered Mar 8 '11 by JeffO
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Context is important from a programming/technical standpoint, as well as, usability. Your Excel comment is a good example. Several documents and then worksheets could be in the same instance of Excel …
answered Mar 8 '13 by JeffO
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Microsoft Access(2010+) have data macros which are like triggers, but I don't think they run unless an Access application is running or if an ODBC connection can recognize them. You may not have the a …
answered Jun 4 '13 by JeffO
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Isn't removing this code and replacing it with something simple for future ease of coding a feature the client needs to consider and pay for? You may have something useful another developer could lea …
answered Nov 19 '11 by JeffO
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You're going to have to figure out what the code does anyway. I doubt there is any clear and up to date specs anywhere. Just fix it. Unless it is written in a language that you can't find a compiler/ …
answered Jan 20 '12 by JeffO
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Because users have always wanted the same functionality, bells and whistles with their web apps (not just web sites) that they had with desktop apps. Making this all run in a browser (actually multipl …
answered Nov 15 '14 by JeffO
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You're going to have to give in a little if you want to keep working there without constant struggles. A dev group that is all procedural isn't going to accept polymorphism right away. Although they m …
answered Dec 29 '11 by JeffO
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I think most applications should have them. These values are more of a convenience for trouble-shooting and other support needs. Soft deletes have benefits as well, but you always have to include them …
answered Jun 21 '16 by JeffO
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When it comes to writing administrative or other housekeeping/data maintenance scripts, being explicit is a good practice especially if you're running them from SQL Server Management Studio where the …
answered Apr 10 '17 by JeffO
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Based on your comment: because in ORMs, stored procedures often look like functions the same as they would as if the functionality was written in code. Hence my comment about the lines being …
answered Oct 24 '12 by JeffO
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Like all good programmers you're going to be continuously doing three things: learn something new, discover new problems, build solutions. The more time you spend writing code (building solutions), th …
answered Apr 13 '13 by JeffO
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I don't see the need to read every single line of code to understand what a program does. If the functions are named appropriately, why even look at the contents unless it does not give you the result …
answered Sep 4 '13 by JeffO

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