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andrewsw's Blog > Matched Brackets (Java/C#)

Posted 19 November 2015

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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andrewsw's Blog > Very important, a title is.

Posted 11 November 2015

I've spoken about question titles before...

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andrewsw's (private) > Simple Grammar

Posted 17 August 2015

tlhIn`toq 's blog stresses the importance of written communication skills. I want to blog about common errors. I am not attempting to provide a definitive reference, but just to highlight, and correct, the most common errors.

You're welcome!...

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andrewsw's Blog > Progressive Testing

Posted 01 August 2015

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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andrewsw's Blog > Basic SQL Knowledge

Posted 21 July 2015

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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    04 Sep 2015 - 16:36
    Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.
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    jeffindenver Icon

    29 Aug 2015 - 05:22
    Thanks for being so active and answering questions on the subforum.
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    andrewsw Icon

    15 Aug 2015 - 12:49
    You're welcome. You can press the green plus-button if a post has been helpful.
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    15 Aug 2015 - 11:31
    Helped me to get to the right answer! Thanks!
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    23 Jul 2015 - 16:21
    Offers really good help, i am very appreciated that he took the time to check my work out
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    01 Apr 2015 - 00:58
    Andrewsw helps me second time, awesome.
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    14 Nov 2013 - 04:21
    Boom, 2000 rep points :)
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    21 Aug 2013 - 14:03
    Getting close to 1500 rep, you are a robot.
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    14 Jul 2013 - 16:09
    1337 reputation points, truely elite!
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    Michael26 Icon

    09 Jun 2013 - 14:11
    Wow andrew, you're on fire this month
    82 reputation points, nice :)
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    Michael26 Icon

    27 May 2013 - 16:14
    Great for you andrew, keep up the good work :)
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    15 May 2013 - 13:13
    Jinx, buy me a coke!
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