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Exploring .NET Chart, a Pie Chart

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I have only occasionally played with the WinForms Chart Class...
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Python Iterator and Generator

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This isn't intended as a tutorial, just examples of an iterator and generator posted for ease of reference. Hopefully, the examples are clear enough that they will inspire you (and me) to investigate further.

They were originally posted in this thread...
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My Language Dabbling

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I occasionally dabble with other programming languages. (I am avoiding the term 'study' as I am already versed in a number of languages and don't currently have a need, or incentive, to study another to any great depth.)

We all start with one language but, at some stage, it is an important part of your education to study another...
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My Word, Auto-Complete

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I started to write some notes in MS Word. When writing notes on technical subjects there are quite a few words that are repeated often, sometimes long or challenging words. I got side-tracked and decided I wanted an "auto-complete" feature, so that I could type just a few letters and press, for example, Ctrl-Space and have the word...
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Matched Brackets (Java/C#)

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Problem: Check a string to see if brackets are correctly matched and don't overlap. Every opening bracket must have a matching closing bracket and these brackets mustn't overlap; so "(hello [there) you]" is wrong, overlapping.

I like the way a stack is used to solve this and decided to revisit it.


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Very important, a title is.

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I've spoken about question titles before...
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Progressive Testing

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We very often have peope post a wall of code with no idea why it isn't working. There are important concerns here about knowing how to test and debug code, and decipher error messages. However, it is even more important for people to understand that they should be running and testing their code at the earliest opportunity, and frequently...
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Basic SQL Knowledge

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It surprises me how often we encounter people who do not know how to join two tables together in a single query. People seem to find just enough information to create a table, to define a primary key, and to write a simple SELECT query based on the table. They do not read beyond this basic knowledge.

I suppose we could blame the internet to an...
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Find JavaScript Errors in Google Chrome

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In Google Chrome right-click an element (or anything on the page) and choose Inspect Element to access GC's developer tools.

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You can apparently use Ctrl-Shift-I to do this as well, although I find pressing F12...
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This isn't a tutorial, just a lump of code that I wanted to make available that demonstrates retrieving INCREMENT values for newly inserted SQL Server (Express) records, and displaying them on a WinForm. (There are some links in the code to articles on this subject.)

Of course, you should question whether you need to retrieve, or even...

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