Recursing For Bike Polo

This week I got to write a recursive function for the second time in my programming career. I’m always excited when this happens, and the event is so rare that it gets a blog post every time. If you don’t know or care what recursion is, now’s the time to stop reading. Otherwise, we’re about […]

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What cars are hot in Victoria?

I just got back from a month abroad, and I wonder if I’ve forgotten how to code. I ask around the office, how has it been? Did anything break while I was away? Not only did nothing break, my boss was so bored that he’s been bothering the office manager and taking extra days off. […]

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Running a Query on Multiple Databases

Our company uses a CMS that we developed in-house, and there are around 60 sites running the most current version of it. That means about 60 sites with mostly identical database structures. When I make upgrades or bug fixes to the CMS, I commit them to a core repository which is inherited by all the […]

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You can use recursion in real life!

They make you learn recursion during first-year intro to programming courses. Some people get fed up at that point and drop out to become car salesmen or Liberal Arts majors instead. Some people never quite get it, but bodge their way through another four years of school anyway. For those who do get it, there’s […]

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