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resources - What is the single most influential book every programmer should read?

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…


unit testing - How do you mock a Sealed class?

Mocking sealed classes can be quite a pain. I currently favor an Adapter pattern to handle this, but something about just keeps feels weird. So, What is the best way you mock sealed classes? Java answ…


Is there a difference between the on_exit() and atexit() functions?

Is there any difference between int on_exit(void(*function)(int,void*), void*arg); and int atexit(void(*function)(void)); other than the fact that the function used by on_exit gets the ex…


best practice for releasing Microsoft dll's in setup

I'm working on a setup which wants to include the Microsoft.Web.Services3(WSE 3.0) DLL. However, I typically do not like including Microsoft DLL's in our installs except by way of Microsoft's redist…


windows vista - What is your best list of 'must have' development tools?

I recently burned up my development laptop(it literally emitted smoke from the vents). After pulling the hd I was unable to get it to spin with a USB device attached to a home tower. Since I was on a…


What PL/SQL Libraries For Auto-Generating JSON Do You Recommend?

Are there any good PL/SQL libraries for JSON that you've worked with and found useful? In PL/SQL, I'm having to tediously hand code the return of JSON values to JavaScript functions. I found one PL/S…


c++ - What are some 'good use' examples of dynamic casting?

We often hear/read that one should avoid dynamic casting. I was wondering what would be 'good use' examples of it, according to you? Edit: Yes, I'm aware of that other thread: it is indeed when readi…


ios - iPhone App Minus App Store?

If I create an application on my Mac, is there any way I can get it to run on an iPhone without going through the app store? It doesn't matter if the iPhone has to be jailbroken, as long as I can stil…



What non-programming books should programmers read?

This is a poll asking the Stackoverflow community what non-programming books they would recommend to fellow programmers. Please read the following before posting: Please post only ONE BOOK PER ANSWE…


MySQL Partitioning/Sharding/Splitting-which way to go?

We have an InnoDB database that is about 70 GB and we expect it to grow to several hundred GB in the next 2 to 3 years. About 60 % of the data belong to a single table. Currently the database is work…




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