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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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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The 300, a new milestone.

This marks the 300th article we’ve posted to our site in two years. Our site, began two years ago as a way for us to share our passion for the outdoors. Since then, it has grown into a place for us to share all of our interest. From camping and hiking, to recipes, emerging technology,…

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Basic Data Types and Casting in Python

Python is an interpreted, high-level, dynamic typed, general-purpose programming language. Python helps programmers write clear, logical code for projects of all sizes by offering object-oriented approach efficient language constructs. Like most programming languages, Python supports common data types: Float, Integer String Boolean These four makeup the most common data types built into Python. Of course there are many other…

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Airbus confirms Autonomous ready fleet

In an interview with The Associated Press, Christian Scherer, Chief Salesman for Airbus, stated that Airbus is ready for autonomous flight. Airbus has proactively equipped their planes to fly without pilots in preparation for regulatory testing and approval. While Boeing targeted military applications, it appears Airbus took the lead on autonomous aircraft. Airbus was noted…

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