In my quest to learn Ruby, I'm struggling to find everyday usable code examples that i can relate to. Might you suggest some ? [more inside]
posted by jmnugent
on Mar 1, 2008 -
I have a OSX Program idea (solution.) Where can I find people interested in it (if I were to give the idea away) or pay for development? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek
on Feb 22, 2008 -
Which web development technology should I pursue for a commercial venture - php, python, perl or ruby? [more inside]
posted by mooders
on Feb 6, 2008 -
I was told of a book of Daemon's, where the protagonist is a C coder who gets transported to a magical world where his code can do magic. [more inside]
posted by Pontifex
on Jan 17, 2008 -
Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut for a program that doesn't seem to have one? [more inside]
posted by mulkey
on Dec 6, 2007 -
I'm a coder, with skills in python, ruby, rails, java, etc. I've recently started getting offers for (and accepting) short-term contract work in addition to my longer-term dayjob contract. However, I'm unsure what the going rate is for the work I do - how much should I charge on a per-hourly basis? How does this vary with respect to the length of the contract (eg, a day, a week, a month, six months)? [more inside]
posted by ysabet
on Nov 30, 2007 -
Where can I get some noob information on how to read/write simple database tables with ASP? [more inside]
posted by yonation
on Sep 25, 2007 -
Is there a simple way to create a script to check if a specific file exists on a Windows network share? How can I learn to do this? [more inside]
posted by uaudio
on Aug 21, 2007 -
Which programming languages should I learn? I'm a n00b interested in becoming a GIS analyst. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Aug 16, 2007 -
How do I get PHP to send an e-mail. Is there a way to do it without recompiling PHP/Apache. If not, how do I recompile PHP/Apache on a linux system to do this? [more inside]
posted by kaozity
on Aug 7, 2007 -
Looking for a free development environment package for creating simple games that run from the browser through widely used plug-ins. Basically I need something like Visual Basic that compiles a Java Applet or Flash game or ActiveX.
I am pretty good with coding simple games in Visual Basic and C but I don't have much time to get into the nitty-gritty of it with the interface.
posted by spacefire
on Jun 12, 2007 -
Can I find freelance work as a Mechanical-General Engineer doing computer programming for customers in the Engineering field? [more inside]
posted by spacefire
on May 17, 2007 -
Why do I always take the long route when programming? I'm no master programmer - but - I feel like I'm missing something. I'm constantly finding myself trying to tear down one wall or another, in attempt to resolve some issue, only to find halfway into it, that there was a ten minute fix right in front of me. Complications fade away, problem solved. [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling
on May 1, 2007 -
What coding habits and working methodologies help you maximize productivity while reducing angst? [more inside]
posted by treepour
on Apr 13, 2007 -
Looking for help in creating an automatic journal application for tracking my tasks using WMI. [more inside]
posted by frogmoses
on Feb 7, 2007 -
I use Facebook, and it seems to have a great API. But how can I tie it in to me, and not my visitor? [more inside]
posted by samstarling
on Jan 15, 2007 -
Coding question: What is the best/easiest way to preserve typographical formatting (like nbsp's, line breaks) of pasted text that will be stored in a database and later displayed in boxes of arbitrary size? [more inside]
posted by shownomercy
on Dec 31, 2006 -
I want to be able to set up links to my blog posts by letters in the alphabet, is there an easy way to do this? [more inside]
posted by fenriq
on Nov 8, 2006 -
Calling all SQL / DBA / code monkey brainiac's! Please help me understand what is happening in this mess .... [more inside]
posted by AllesKlar
on Jul 3, 2006 -
Looking for this old IT cartoon: a manager walking away from one or more programmers while saying, "You start coding, I'll ask what they want." My husband and I have found many references to the cartoon, but not the cartoon itself.
posted by rosemere
on May 12, 2006 -
A number of other sites have asked me for help about putting my RSS feed on their site. Um. Help? more, as they say, inside. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek
on May 24, 2005 -
On the Mac, if I need to munge text in extremis, I prefer to use BBEdit. Recently, on the PC, I am finding myself in need of a text editor which is similar to BBEdit. I will use it both for coding and for text-cleaning. I prefer freeware and shareware but that's by no means the deciding factor. Which programs should I check out? Which should I avoid? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark
on Mar 16, 2005 -
XPATH hell-I'm trying to XPATH out the (xml) contents of the processVXMLReturn tag in this
document. The file contains the exact XML response from a web service; I have no control over the output. I'm just interested in the nested xml payload. Hope my terminology is correct.[M to the Izzay]
Positive Oracle karma offered in exchange! [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Jan 28, 2005 -
I want to make my website more modular and easier to update. I have no CMS ability, and no interest in frames What I want is to have something like "index.html" look into some other text or HTML file and load up and display the information (Text, HTML, CSS divs, Links).
As an example I want to have one central text file that saves the banner and navigation buttons of the site so that I only have to update that one file to make site-wide changes.
To me this is somewhat like frames (but not passe) and like an array (I use one Java array to display images) but I want to display code etc. I haven't been able to tinker with it and make it work, and, though I'm asking for it, it doesn't seem to be on google. Anyone?
posted by Napierzaza
on Jan 25, 2005 -
I'm a graphic designer who is looking to advance my actionscript skills in Flash. What is the best way for "non-coders" to learn more advanced coding? [+] [more inside]
posted by quadog
on Jan 20, 2005 -
When installing software on Unix, why do you have to type "./configure" ? Most programs would work by just typing "configure"... why is this different?
posted by gsteff
on Jan 14, 2005 -
I'd like to build (or have built for me) a comparison engine like FetchBook
. Basically, a comparison engine that compares prices of books, and then if the user clicks over to buy the book from one of the affiliates, the program would append my account code, getting me a kickback on the referral.
I have no idea how to do this, or what it would cost to pay someone to do it. What would be the best way to figure this out? Are there any open source comparison engine scripts? If I had to pay someone to build something like this, what should I expect to pay? (I can do all the frontend work, just not the backend.)
posted by Alt F4
on Dec 22, 2004 -
I can't ever seem to finish personal software projects. I'll usually get half of the code written, but then my attention moves to another idea and the software never gets completed. I don't have this problem when someone else is working on it with me. How can I motivate myself to follow through with these solo projects?
posted by cmonkey
on Dec 10, 2004 -
Why, in the ASCII extended code, are there characters for one half and one quarter, but not one third?
posted by mfbridges
on Dec 7, 2004 -
Does anyone have a recommendation for a job posting/administration application that uses either ASP or ColdFusion? I'm looking to implement something that will allow users to search jobs and submit their resume and will allow the HR department to post, edit, and delete jobs.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink
on Nov 11, 2004 -
Does anyone know of an application (preferably mac) that will format bulk code (e.g. nested indenting for ease of reading) without trying to rewrite it into something different than it is?
posted by eljuanbobo
on Nov 8, 2004 -
Looking for a reasonably quick introduction to Perl Unix scripting, preferably online.
posted by Krrrlson
on Nov 4, 2004 -