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Techical issues that don't fall into any
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|3213||Should I use Open Source or Commercial software?|
If you're starting a new project, should you choose an Open Source solution, using software that's free at the point of distribution and for your use, or should you spend money buying a commercial piece of software?
First reaction - use open source"why pay when you can get something for free" Second ...
|3112||Public and private courses - subjects available for 2011|
Sorting through old manuals, it struck me just how many tailored courses we've given over the years. Tailoring a course to suit customer needs is really very easy for us - all of our courses are modular, and when we're running a single customer / private course, we prefer to top and tail the course ...
|2800||The Merchants And|
I remember at school, during French dictation, trying to write the complex word "viagule" which the teacher seemed to be talking about all the time. And loosing so many marks, because it turned out to be the french for a comma ,,,,, ....
Yesterday, I was talking about the & character - the Ampersand ...
|2568||Forums for your Melksham and open source discussions|
Do you have questions you want to ask? Views about Melksham, First Great Western Train services or Open Source languages that you would like to post? If you do / have, you'll be very welcome to join our forums / communities - listed below.
Just a word, first, though. There's a minority of internet ...
|2322||Looking for a practical standards course|
I'm a great believer in coding standards. In well commented code. In a good choice of variable names, of code re-use, and of thinking before you write. There are points which I stress on every course, even if the majority of the time I spend is on the actual language. So I should not have been surprised ...
|2099||Should I maintain the programming code on my own website?|
A Question from my inbox:
Graham, [snip] I did lot of FORTRAN programming myself in 80's, but mostly as a tool for solving engineering problems. For about 15 months, I maintained a 27000 line raw FORTRAN code, written by 8 Ph.D. souls. In 1998, I created a passive website for myself (Bridge problems ...
I was reading that the president of Google recons there's 5 million terabytes of data out there to index ... and that they're only a tiny part of the way into it. What does that look like?
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