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language agnostic - When to use unsigned values over signed ones?

language agnostic - When to use unsigned values over signed ones?

When is it appropriate to use an unsigned variable over a signed one? What about in a for loop? I hear a lot of opinions about this and I wanted to see if there was anything resembling a consensus. fo…


What are the advantages of using SVN over CVS?

My company is using CVS as our de-facto standard for source control. However, I've heard a lot of people say that SVN is better. I know SVN is newer, but other than that, I'm unfamiliar with its benef…


ASP.NET built in user profile vs. old stile user class/tables

I am looking for guidance regarding the best practice around the use of the Profile feature in ASP.NET. How do you decide what should be kept in the built-in user Profile, or if you should create you…


c# - Developing for ASP.NET-MVC without Visual Studio

Instead of writing my ASP.NET C# applications in Visual Studio, I used my favorite text editor UltraEdit32. Is there anyway I can implement MVC without the use of VS?…


performance - Speed Comparisons-Procedural vs. OO in interpreted languages

In interpreted programming languages, such as PHP and JavaScript, what are the repercussions of going with an Object Oriented approach over a Procedural approach? Specifically what I am looking for i…


SVN vs. Team Foundation Server

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…


Video Compression: What is discrete cosine transform?

I've implemented an image/video transformation technique called discrete cosine transform. This technique is used in MPEG video encoding. I based my algorithm on the ideas presented at the followin…



windows - Registry vs. INI file for storing user configurable application settings

I'm a new Windows programmer and I'm not sure where I should store user configurable application settings. I understand the need to provide a user friendly means for the user to change application s…


What is a good way to denormalize a mysql database?

I have a large database of normalized order data that is becoming very slow to query for reporting. Many of the queries that I use in reports join five or six tables and are having to examine tens o…


sql server - Database triggers

In the past I've never been a fan of using triggers on database tables. To me they always represented some "magic" that was going to happen on the database side, far far away from the control of my a…




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