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  A boolean value interview question


Someone asked a question on StackOverflow, he was asked an interview question. The question is : Given 3 boolean variables a, b, c, return true if at least 2 out of the 3 are true. He gave the solution as follows :boolean atLeastTwo(boolean a, boolean b, boolean c) {    if ((a && b) || (b && c) || (a && c)) {        return true;    } else {        ret...

   bool,return,expression,conditional     2012-04-30 08:49:32


  A trick of building multithreaded application on Solaris


Firstly, Let’s see a simple multithreaded application: #include <stdio.h> #include <pthread.h> #include <errno.h> void *thread1_func(void *p_arg) { errno = 0; sleep(3); errno = 1; printf("%s exit, errno is %d\n", (char*)p_arg, errno); } void *thread2_func(void *p_arg) { errno = 0; sleep(5); printf("%s exit, errno is %d\n", (char*)p_arg, errno); } int main(void) { pthread_t t1, t2; ...

   C, Solaris     2014-10-14 02:59:40


  var in JavaScript


Geoff published an article sometime ago--"How one missing var ruined our launch". This article described one case where MelonCard uses Node.js as their backend system, suddenly there was a small registration peak period--50-100 people registered concurrently, then the entire website stopped responding and many other strange problems showed up. When they were investigating the source of the problem, they found one missing var in the following code.app.all(‘/apps/:user_id/status’, function(req...

   JavaScript,Scope,variable     2012-05-26 12:35:36


  Clean Code Versus Great Code


I've had some interesting discussions with other developers about writing code recently. I often have the impression that some developers put too much emphasis on clean code. Don't get me wrong, i strive for clean code as well, and have written about its importance quite a lot in the past couple of years. But when i'm coding, clean code is my secondary goal and it could never take the place of my primary goal: making it work. And preferably, i want to make it work great. A lot of people love t...

   Code,Clean,Excellent,High quality,Compar     2011-08-10 03:27:08


  PHP Apache MySQL Set-up Note


With the emergence of WAMP, LAMP, PHP developers are liberated from the tedious work of setting up PHP environment. Since PHP, Apache and MySQL are so tightly bundled, WAMP and LAMP provide a setp solution for setting up a PHP environment which includes the programming programming environment, server and database. But for a PHP who wants to learn more, you have to try to set the PHP environment yourself by installing PHP, Apache and MySQL manually and configuring them. Below is a simple note on ...

   PHP,Apache,MySQL     2014-04-07 01:56:43


  The craziest Javascript implementations


Since its birth in 1994, Javascript has come a long way. Today it’s one of the most popular programming languages on the web because of high popularity of AJAX based web-applications. Also the rise of micro-frameworks such as jQuery (also Prototype, Moo Tools etc) which have reduced dramatically the complexity of code developers needed to write, it is well tested, has a ton of plug-ins, has a large development community and reduced development time.And lately even Server-Side J...

   JavaScript,Crazy implementation,JVM,Turing machine     2012-01-03 12:09:42


  CSS Box Shadow Illustration


Used in casting shadows off block-level elements (like divs)..shadow { -moz-box-shadow: 5px 5px 5px #ccc; -webkit-box-shadow: 5px 5px 5px #ccc; box-shadow: 5px 5px 5px #ccc; }The horizontal offset of the shadow, positive means the shadow will be on the right of the box, a negative offset will put the shadow on the left of the box.The vertical offset of the shadow, a negative one means the box-shadow will be above the box, a positive one means the shadow will be below the box.The blur r...

   CSS,Box Shadow,Apple,Chrome,Safari,IE,Il     2011-06-30 04:03:38


  Make a directory using C++ for windows


If you want to create a folder at windows using c++/cpp language, there is an easy way for make a folder. You can do it just including the <windows.h> header file. To make a folder at C:\ drive named "deadman"#include<windows.h>int main(){   CreateDirectory ("C:\\deadman", NULL);   return 0;}If you want to delete a fodler from the C:\ directory.#include<windows.h>int main(){   RemoveDirectory("C:\\deadman");   retur...

   C++,Directory,Windows,CreateDirectory,Example     2012-02-25 04:26:16


  How to draw pentagram in HTML5 canvas


I wrote simple function to this magical symbol I like so much: 123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930<!doctype html><html><body>    <canvas id="c" width="500" height="500"></canvas>    <script> var ctx = (document.getElementById("c")).getContext("2d"); // draws rotated pentagram with or without cirlefunction pentagram( ctx, x, y, radius, rotate, circle ){    ctx.beginPath();&nbs...

   Html 5,Canvas,pentagram     2012-04-23 12:56:06


  Stop programming


You probably program too much. Just when you've really gotten into your work, when your brain is entirely wrapped around your code, when your hands, eyes, and thoughts are working in harmony, stop. Look up. Think about when you're going to finish for the day. Look forward to shutting off your computer. Get outside a little. ...

   Programming,Tips     2011-06-30 02:50:14