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How can I modify.xfdl files?(Update#1)

The.XFDL file extension identifies XFDL Formatted Document files. These belong to the XML-based document and template formatting standard. This format is exactly like the XML file format however, co…


language agnostic - Pass by reference or pass by value?

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, argument…


sql server - How do I unit test persistence?

As a novice in practicing test-driven development, I often end up in a quandary as to how to unit test persistence to a database. I know that technically this would be an integration test(not a unit…


How do you pack a visual studio c++ project for release?

I'm wondering how to make a release build that includes all necessary dll files into the.exe so the program can be run on a non-development machine without it having to install the microsoft redistr…



sql - What point should someone decide to switch Database Systems

When developing whether its Web or Desktop at which point should a developer switch from SQLite, MySQL, MS SQL, etc…


HTML comments break down

I have a page that is generated which inserts an HTML comment near the top of the page. Inside the comment is a*nix-style command.<!-- command--option value--option2 value2--option3--> This co…


Issues using MS Access as a front-end to a MySQL database back-end?

Two users wanted to share the same database, originally written in MS Access, without conflicting with one another over a single MDB file. I moved the tables from a simple MS Access database to MySQL…


svn - How do you deal with configuration files in source control?

Let's say you have a typical web app and with a file configuration.whatever. Every developer working on the project will have one version for their dev boxes, there will be a dev, prod and stage versi…


algorithm - Two marbles and a 100 story building

One of those classic programming interview questions... You are given two marbles, and told that they will break when dropped from some certain height(and presumably suffer no damage if dropped from…


Oracle XE or SQL Server Express

I'm starting a new project here(Windows Forms). What's the best option today for a small(free as in beer) DBMS? I've used SQL Server Express on the past projects, but time and time again I hear peo…




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