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Reading this I thought, suppose in a group of cave men, some were good at making wheels and some were very good at making wagons. If they switched rolls might they get round wagons with square wheels? On the other hand, if they had a wheel maker who insisted on …

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Tough problem because such long time ago. Good comments. Maybe old printers that used the very old printer connectors, if you can find one that is still working. They included Radio Shack, Panasonic, Okidata, and some others. Some would take plain text, but you would have to format document? into …

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Probably need more than agile. Consider Python and Linux for skills worth having. IT shops offer relatively high stress, low pay jobs, so tend to have high turnover and frequent job opportunities, and that is a way to get some experience. Good luck.

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What is best way to get one row from a mysql table (with many columns) so I can use several several fields from that row for calculations in a C program? After executing a succesful SELECT command using mysql_query, is there an alternative to using mysql_store_result?

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I’m with Dani on this, it seems like something from the assignment is missing. Maybe the purpose is to get students familiar with using arrays. It would be interesting to see what the instructor considers a good solution.

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Good topic and some valid comments. Don't forget to display the quantity (number) each time the button is pressed, and there should also be a way to reduce the number if the customer changes his/her mind, or presses the button too many times by mistake.

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And I thought the one space proponents were from the days when every byte counted. That was when a floppy came with a capacity of something like 700,000 bytes (they were about 7-1/2 inch diam. then, and they really were floppy.) Live and learn.

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I'm with you, but for different reasons. On one hand there are quite a few MS products, like Access and Excel, that I have used for many years and was very happy with. I also am sympathetic with their wanting to make a profit on their programs. On the other …

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In biology DNA has units called Codons. Each codon consists of three tiny molecular structures called base pairs, each of which can have one of four possible values, so a codon can have any of 64 possible values. Think of a group of sequential computer files with codons being like …

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Excluding freeware, what would be the best reasonably priced software tools (i.e. compiler, database, erc.) to buy for a new Windows computer in order to develop financial apps that could easily be distributed to one's own Windows computers as .exe files? Programing language either C or something like VB. It …

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That's good news, Abby I hope you are right. I use a Dell Latitude E5400 laptop. It dates to about year 2000, has Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz CPUs, 3 GB RAM, and a 160 GB hard drive about half used. I installed Windows 10 about a year ago …

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Let me suggest a dumb solution. Read from the original list. For each row or record, compare the title, name or whatever, to that of the previous record. If *Current* > *Previous* then increment a counter I'll call *Ascending* else increment a counter I'll call *Descending*. When your done, if …

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What is the best/easiest way to add a directory to 'Path' when starting a CMD (MS-DOS) window? It used to be possible to do this with an AUTOEXEC.BAT file in XP.

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Sometimes it helps to go back to the basics: Consider Update <table name> set <column name> = <value> where <row name> = <row value>;

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Interesting discussion. I wonder what language(s) Windows 10 is written in? OS complexity seems to have increased at least a couple orders of magnitude over the years. A team project? Wow, original sources of MS/DOS, that could be a collectible! Does anyone do Ap development using Windows? Aside from Linux, …

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As an old timer who graduated with a computer science degree many years ago, I found your posting thoughtful, interesting and worth more that a quick comment. Computer technology is changing rapidly, and if you enjoy learning new things you will find much to learn about, probably for the rest …

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Re. Rubberman's comment. I have been using an Access 2010 database for a little over 4 years, and have never had a data corruption problem. I did have corruption problems with prior versions of Access. My database is not huge, the largest table containts about 10,000 rows/records with 18 columns …

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I was a supervisor for a software tech support group many years ago. The rules/recommendations/suggestions in the latest DaniWeb Digest (7/14) were outstanding and even though the products we supported were different, your email would have been just as relevant then as it is now. Great Job.

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I don't know if it is exactly a hobby as most people would define it, but lately I've been reading about DNA and molecular biology. What I find fascinating is the similarity between DNA (the code that makes our bodies what they are) and computer software. If anyone who happens …

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I have an odd problem with a Java-based Internet program that I would like to use on a regular basis on my Windows XP computer. I have not done Java programming, so I would be interested to know if anyone has ideas about what might be happening. The program runs …

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With datatype date/time there is really no way to store an unknown month or day. You could default to say (for example) 1978/01/01, but then there would be no way to know if the actual date was 1-Jan-1978 vs. unknown month or day. If you prefer to store the date …

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Hi, I have a similar application that works for me. It is slightly different than what was described by timothybard. I have a payment table that contains (along with a few other things): . Record ID (Auto number Primary key) . Payment date . Account number . Payment $amount . …

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Don't know if this is right place for my question, but Does anyone know if it is possible to have multiple forms visible at the same time while developing an application with Access in "Form View" mode? If so, how does one tell Access to do this? This applies to …

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Have you considered the possibility of having a previously compiled program that uses a data file, or perhaps the Registry, to get information that would be entered when your programs are installed? Just a thought ...

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Maybe you are already aware of this, but if you highlight a section of spreadsheet (with your mouse) then type Ctrl-D, Excel will fill in all cells below the top cell, or row, of the highlighted section with adjusted formulas. For example, if you enter "=Average(B3:F3)" in G3, then highlight …

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How much memory is needed for Vista and Windows 7? For most business apps, XP runs with less than 1GB and satisfactorily with 1GB. Businesses, and probably schools, that have a large number of computers can't easily upgrade software until all their computers have been upgraded to meet the requirements …

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This might or might not be the best way, but have you considered using Visual Basic to do this update? You can execute sql commands in VB for each of the smaller steps in your update process.

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In defining MS Access tables where a 1 to many relation exists what is the best way to define a table containing the “many” records. For example, a database with orders and line-items might have the “line item” table with an order-number and a line-number which would define a unique …

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> Thought I would share this story just like the one where a person put their credit card in a floppy drive to make a payment. That is the best I have heard since a person had to be told not to use his CD drive as a coffee cup …

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