Tag Archives: c

Correcting Logical Fallacies: Why Java Is Not Slow

Not to directly pick on Peter Bell at all (he’s a very smart guy and I really enjoy his blog, so this is nothing personal at all), I just noticed something he mentioned in a recent comment on a blog … Continue reading

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C++ vs Java vs Python vs Ruby

I tend to be someone who is more pragmatic about using the right tool for the job rather than being language agnostic, so I found this overview on C++ vs Java vs Python vs Ruby (via Jake) to be an … Continue reading

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ColdFusion Comparison of Large Integers Gotcha

With all of the praise of “typeless” languages in the past few days across a number of CF blogs, it was ironic that a co-worker ran into a real world example at work yesterday of a strong counterpoint to using … Continue reading

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Using Strong Testing Instead of Strong Typing

I came across an old post from Bruce Eckel about his experiences with Python (my favorite scripting language) and how it’s shaped his opinion of strong typing. Instead of using strong typing, he suggests using loose typing and strong testing. … Continue reading

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Creating Windows Applications With Python

FINALLY! I’ve been looking all around for how people are creating working standalone applications in Windows using Python, and I do believe they are using Py2Exe. This is some pretty impressive stuff I think: How does it work? py2exe uses … Continue reading

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Today’s Handy Function: ListQualify();

Today I ran across the first instance in which I needed to pass a comma delimited list to a Data Access Object to use as query criteria. As these items were in a list, the DAO needed to convert the … Continue reading

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