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c++ Should I use nested classes in this case?

c++ Should I use nested classes in this case?

I am working on a collection of classes used for video playback and recording. I have one main class which acts like the public interface, with methods like play(), stop(), pause(), record() etc... Th…


How do you make sure email you send programmatically is not automatically marked as spam?

This is a tricky one and I've always relied on techniques, such as permission-based emails(i.e. only sending to people you have permission to send to) and not using blatantly spamish terminology. Of…



What is the difference between an int and an Integer in Java and C#?

I was reading More Joel on Software when I came across Joel Spolsky saying something about a particular type of programmer knowing the difference between an int and an Integer in Java/C#(Object Orien…


What is a good web-based Grid that accepts Excel clipboard data?

Any good recommendations for a platform agnostic(i.e. Javascript) grid control/plugin that will accept pasted Excel data and can emit Excel-compliant clipboard data during a Copy? I believe Excel da…


What is recursion and when should I use it?

One of the topics that seems to come up regularly on mailing lists and online discussions is the merits(or lack thereof) of doing a Computer Science Degree. An argument that seems to come up time and…


sql Timer-based event triggers

I am currently working on a project with specific requirements. A brief overview of these are as follows: Data is retrieved from external webservices Data is stored in SQL 2005 Data is manipulate…


SQL Case Expression Syntax?

What is the complete and correct syntax for the SQL Case expression?…


c++ What are the barriers to understanding pointers and what can be done to overcome them?

Why are pointers such a leading factor of confusion for many new, and even old, college level students in C or C++? Are there any tools or thought processes that helped you understand how pointers wo…


.net Web Services — WCF vs. ASMX(“Standard”)

I am working on a new project. Is there any benefit with going with a WCF web service over a regular old fashion web service? Visual Studio offers templates for both. What are the differences? Pros an…


Extension interface patterns

The new extensions in.Net 3.5 allow functionality to be split out from interfaces. For instance in.Net 2.0 public interface IHaveChildren{string ParentType{get;}int ParentId{get;}…




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