Category: Programming

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Parsing Strings into Different Data Types

There are two fundamental things to understand about parsing strings. Unless another program is making the string that you’re parsing, things can always go awry (and a program may not always make it correctly...

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Let’s Start with SELECT

I must type “SELECT * FROM …..” hundreds of times a day. Would it be more efficient to specify the columns or save the SQL so that I don’t have to keep typing it...

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Four Basic Commands

I think I’ve been brainwashed by movies to think that imparting knowledge to the next generation can take place during a 5 minute montage where they go from knowing nothing about coding to being...

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Teaching Kids SQL

Teaching kids how to program should be similar to teaching them English or a different language. I stress should. As any programmer knows, while what we do could be boiled down to a few concepts...

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jQuery Sortable

Ever want to be able to drag things around and sort them?  As part of my research into how to drag and drop items for a project, I stumbled across this jQuery UI Sortable...