I'm teaching a college data structures class this fall, for 2nd year game design students. Can you help me think of cool projects? [more inside]
I'm learning C++ and I have this code that's supposed to ask a user for the name of a file to read from, then perform some editing of what it read, and then write the result to another file, the name of which was also provided by the user. The code opens and reads and performs the edits just fine, but reports that it cannot open the file for output. Out put to the screen works fine with cin >>. [more inside]
I'm looking to get good at C++ fast. I have a math phd and many years of experience with collaborative python development (including just a small touch of cython), but now need to start coding in C++. What are some good resources to get me where I'm going?
On a car trip yesterday my kid posed a hypothetical question. I was blown away, and I have no idea how to answer it. This is what she said. "So light takes 90 minutes to go from Saturn to Earth. What if, instead of shining a light on Saturn, you had a long metal chain that stretched from Saturn to Earth. A person on Saturn pulls on the chain. How long would it take the person on Earth to feel that pull?" [more inside]
Mr. Killian is struggling in an intro to C# programming class, specifically learning to use classes. Are there online resources out there that would supplement his classroom work? [more inside]
I'm not a complete noob when it comes to programming. I started off in TRS-80 basic and progressed to Pascal, Visual Basic, Matlab, and a bit of assembly language and HDL. [more inside]
I'm a new Xcode user (and a just learning C++). I'm trying to work with "if" and "else" statements. My program seems to run just fine for the "if else" and "else" statements, but my "if" statement at the beginning returns the result "(lldb)". More inside. [more inside]
Are there any Prius C owners out there? Will I like having a Prius C? I'm considering buying a 2013 Prius C Three or Four in the next few weeks. I test drove one the other day and really liked it. I'm going to do another test drive on the highway to see how it feels. My goal is to make a purchase that last week of December. [more inside]
I am writing a story with science fictional elements, and I am finding whatever practical knowledge of time dilation I ever had has dissolved into the mists of time. Help me out? [more inside]
For someone who takes Adderall for ADD, will drinking acidic drinks (including say juice, soda, or homemade drink with apple cider vinegar) and/or taking vitamin C supplements mute or dull or interfere with the medication? Talking to pharmacist and googling has yielded some very mixed and confusing answers, and I'd love it if somebody knew enough to give a definitive answer.
When was the designation "S. en C."after a company name first used in Mexico, as in 'Cia. Abarrotera "El Cisne" S. en C.'? An answer of the type "was used at least as early as" would also be helpful.
OOP class design conondrum. I am designing a set of classes for an online survey/quiz engine. I need some help with designing my classes. [more inside]
What's the single best book for a beginning student of C++ to work through over a period of a month or two?
How does the Metafilter Deleted Threads blog pull info and then publish it automatically? [more inside]
Is there a way to find out the filename associated with a specific FILE * pointer? (OS: Red Hat EL 5) [more inside]
Im writing a song right now on my acoustic guitar, my first song, and I'm a little stuck, I've got some good chord progressions, I know my key (C) I just dont know where to go from there [more inside]
Is the speed of light constant on the timescale of the universe? [more inside]
Help me do a better job of phone screening candidates for largely-technical/programming positions. [more inside]
I am looking for the best documented open source ASP.Net 4.0 website/application available. By 'documented' I am not referring to a user guide for the Wiki/Blog/E-Commerce site or whatever it is, I am referring to accompanying documentations which details how the code works, how it is put together. A document which would act as a guide to someone who was reviewing the code/design/database etc.. Documentation which would help a developer to understand the technical architecture and structure. [more inside]
I have developed a project management C# website using Visual Web Developer 2010 Express and SQL SERVER 2008 Express. I now have urgent need of some reporting functionality, and I am not at all clear about what my options are. [more inside]
A number of people have posted undisclosed 73-byte C solutions to the fizzbuzz code golf challenge. How on earth are they doing that? [more inside]
What open-source projects should I look at to see examples of great design and clear coding style? [more inside]
I'm a developer at a C++ shop right now, and would like to expand my skills in order to be more versatile and marketable. What's the next programming language I should learn? (I know some assembly, and very basic HTML)
I need to make the case to my ultra non-techie boss for upgrading our ASP.net 1.1 website to an ASP.net 4.0 website. [more inside]
Help me increase my technology/computer knowledge and resourcefulness so I may help others in my community get the most out of digital tools. Or: How do I apply the DIY/empowering/hackerly approach to computing in a way that benefits others? [more inside]
What kind of Web programmer/coder do I need for this project? Where do I find such a person? [more inside]
Where should you put the space in function defs/callls in C-like languages? [more inside]
Programmers: know any good algorithms for picking colors, modifying colors or choosing colors that go well together? This is specifically for code. I'm NOT looking for apps that let you choose colors. [more inside]
I've been studying C++ for the last year and some change, and I'd like to start merging this study with my work in audio synthesis. What's a good way to get started programming audio applications? [more inside]
What's the best way to break apart an asp.net c# web application? [more inside]
Most profitable computer language to learn in 2010/11? [more inside]
Programming Filter: I'm applying for software jobs, but I don't want to forget what I know. How should I practice to keep my skills sharp? [more inside]
How do you go about when you look for a part-time entry-level software developer job? [more inside]
I'd like some program ideas to implement. [more inside]
I have a driver written in C++; it's set up as a solution within a VS 2008 project. If I go and create a new "Windows Forms" solution and reference the driver, it works fine (Intellisence works, it compiles etc). But when I try to do the same exact thing with a "Class Library" solution it will not see,link, whatever anything in the driver. I know I'm light on information, but its that simple "Class Libary"->Fail Winforms-> "No Fail"! I can't seem to come up with any good google searches for this either. Please help me hive mind!
I have been laid off and, along with looking for work, I thought I'd learn some new technology and add to my resume. I am now working on a web site for a charity that uses Bing/Silverlight to find meeting locations. One of my former co-workers said "You had better copyright it" which made me wonder if I needed to and if I do, what kind of license do I give the charity?
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python is mentioned a lot as a great way to learn the Python programming language. Does something comparable exist for C++? [more inside]
Any experiences working with Doxygen XML output? [more inside]
I want to create a very specific software application. Which language should I use? [more inside]
How does Vitamin C and E cause your life expectancy to decrease? [more inside]
[Software Development filter] I am working on a project that uses a PC (Windows) and a dedicated microprocessor to perform a specific task. I want to create a scripting language that will allow the user to write their own sequences for the tool. [more inside]
Oh God. Where to start? This is, at its heart, a programming question about C#. It's probably not a very hard programming question, either. [more inside]
Is it possible to learn C++ or matlab for financial engineering without a strong background in math or previous experience in computer science or engineering? Any advice would be appreciated.
I'm trying to get more comfortable with Linq and I'm having some trouble. I have a list myprojects that is initiated when a session is started (and discarded at the end). I have a projects entity and repository and have a form setup to add projects to myprojects. This works. I have a reports entity where there might be many reports to a single project. I'm trying to use myprojects to filter the reports and this does not work. [more inside]
Tonight around midnight, in South City St. Louis, MO, my mom pulled up to a stoplight left of a pickup truck, and the thirty-something, white, crew-cut haired driver flashed her a hand sign that looked, from her perspective, like the letter "C." He did this several times over the next couple minutes whenever he pulled along side her, until she managed to lose him. Has anyone seen this before or know what it means?
int *ptr=(int*)2;...could someone explain the use of the second asterisk? [more inside]
I need help solving an interesting algorithm using 'C'! [more inside]
I'm working a project that requires some custom programming. This is outside of my usual domain, I'm feeling overwhelmed by the amount of objects and libraries available to me. I find most of my time is spent looking up what to include and how to do simple things that are easy once I find what I'm looking for. What's the best way to go about learning the libraries? Should I just sit down with a big reference book? [more inside]