Character Data Types

Objective: Using DDL Statements to Create and Manage Tables, Describe data types that are available for columns. Char Fixed length Stored 1 character as 1 byte NChar Fixed Length Stores 1 character as 2 bytes UTF-16 encoding Typical outside of America In the case of NChar or Char, if you designate a column as 10…

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Python Tuples

Kind of like a list except immutable. Tuples serve as heterogeneous list. What are Tuples? Tuples are similar to lists, except they tend to be designed to be diverse in character as compared to lists in addition to performance advantages. The performance advantages of Tuples is largely attributed to their immutable nature. The immutability of…

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Chicken and Dumpling Soup

I usually make this with leftovers from my Roasted Chicken Dinner. This is a favorite of everyone in my family. A comfort food that is also relatively healthy with the added bonus of being extremely cheap to make. If you are not making it from leftovers, you will want to brown some chicken pieces in…

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How to Make Bone Broth

Bone broth has gained a lot of popularity in recent years and no wonder, it tastes great and is good for you. It also makes my frugal soul happy to make something so useful from something that is normally thrown away. I usually make it with the leftover bones from my Roasted Chicken Dinner. It’s…

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Mutability in object-oriented programming

What is Mutability? Mutability in object-oriented programming is the concept of how a data type handles change. Do we need to copy the value, can we share the value, can the value be altered once created? These are really fundamental and important questions to answer when it comes to integrity and reliability when it comes to…

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Iterating over files in AWS S3

The following example was written in plain JavaScript. The code example will work in AngularJS, or any other JavaScript framework. A year ago I wrote about reading from an S3 bucket here. This method was good but came with a shortfall. In the previous article, a single call to amazon was made to import S3…

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What is Extreme Programming?

After years of grueling iterations in traditional software development shops, burnout, over design and massive integration efforts led to its birth. Extreme Programming XP is an Agile framework with the goal of producing higher quality software and life of the development team. To accomplish this goal, XP defines 12 practices which are designated to 4…

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