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I'm quarantined and now would be a perfect time for me to submit some articles, but I've been pretty uninspired with coding lately so I've only managed a few tips and tricks.
I think it's because I was burning the candle at both ends during my last coding jag.
Also because I jumped the parsing shark. I really can't improve on GLR parsing. It's already as good parsing as it gets.
I'd like to cover some of the useful but dusty corners of the .NET BCL/"SDK" (core/std) and I have with some IPC and singleton stuff, but I'm just not finding anything fun that is not obsolete - probably somewhat due to the fact that I took a sabbatical from C# coding between .NET 3.5, and like .NET 4.71 so it has been years.
Now that I'm not creating parser generators and regex engines I don't really know what to do with myself.
I'd also like to create some more code generators but it looks like most of the stuff outside of parsing that you'd really want to do codegen for has already been handled by other major tools
I once created what I will call an 'Object Oriented Parser/Compiler' that didn't use tables, and I believe it had the flexibility to handle any grammar you wanted (because the parser/compiler had to be hand generated for each grammar). Because of the object nature of the result, spitting out assembly at the end would not have been too difficult. I never finished it because other projects were more important. I suspect it would be the fastest approach possible to parsing/compiling, but I never developed it far enough, nor do I have near the expertise to be able to say so with certainty.
but I'm just not finding anything fun that is not obsolete
And adapting whatever you have to .Net Core or .Net 5?
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
I had the recent pleasure of writing a transfer filter to copy the days sales from my little shop to the parent companies QBO system. With their adorable API.
Then when my wife was caught red handed hand entering sales from woo commerce to the same company's qbo and wrote a filter for that. The WooCommerce API makes so much more sense.
Then, my dear wife bought two of those tuya smart sockets which are foreign to the installed (hand rolled) home automation system so I hacked them into the litter.
As of today, I'm done with nothing else to do. After 3 months of hobby coding and learning new technologies and languages by default, entertaining myself at home while the rest of the extroverted world goes bat Sh#t. Now it's my turn. Thankfully, tomorrow we all get let off the leash and so yeah. Back to "normal".
But I do love coding. Especially when my successes and failures aren't directly tied to my income.
Seem to remember that members who met a certain criteria (ie regulars) were given the trust to post pic uploads somewhere on here(f*** knows why as us lot are probably more likely to post depraved stuff)
Can someone point me to where/how please.
Disclaimer: pictures won’t be depraved, sorry. But they will accompany a great story that happened to me last weekend that includes intruders in my house and a gruesome murder with an unlikely object. An air freshener can. Pretty sure that wasn’t in cluedo(clue).
It is only allowed in the Site Bugs & Suggestions forum when reporting problems. Or the "Where I work" forum for general views of your workspace. For the rest you need to post the pictures on Instagram or similar and add a link in the message.
When I was teaching at a tech college, I always structured the final exam problems according to the Bloom taxonomy:
The a) question asked for pure reproduction; it was usually quite simple, and could be looked up in the textbook material. (I always insisted on open book exams!)
The b) question required the student to show that he had, at a basic level, comprehended the information in the textbook, e.g. by explaining concepts is his own words or related to other concepts.
The c) question asked for how to apply this knowledge to a specified problem.
The d) question was pointed at analysis: How well the candidate could decompose a situation into constituent parts, isolate subproblems, create a reasonable modularization.
The e) question was aimed at putting together pieces as a whole, "synthesis" in Bloom terms.
The f) question asked for critical evaluation of what was put together in question e), or in most cases: Describing how to evauluate it.
Usually, a full exam had three areas structured this way, so that if a candidate was weak in one area, he could demonstrate his excellence in another on.
Up until the c) question, you could usually find reasonably good answers in the textbooks (as long as you knew them well). I always spent some time at the end of the course describing this plan to the students, handing out the problems from exams of earlier years, telling them that they would pass if they could provide a reasonable answer to the three c) questions, but if they wanted something more than just a passing grade, climbing up the ladder of understanding was required.
This was a great frustration to some of our guest students from Asia: They couldn't understand that if they copied everything correctly from the textbook, why wouldn't that give them a top grade? I explained to them that copying the textbook never got them beyond the c) question (illustrating it by earlier exam's d, e and f questions), and they were really worried...
Generally speaking, you could get a top grade by handling the e) question reasonably well. The f) question essentiall gave the candidate an opportunity to show excellence in one area that coud compensate for a weakness in another area.
Open book exams and online exams are quite similar. You get only so far without thinking yuorself, it the exam is properly structured. I gusess some tightening up might be needed for an online exam, but if I were made resposible for one, I would go by the same basic plan.
I certainly learned a lot by forcing myself to structure final exams according to this schedule!
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