High number of adults unable to do basic mathematical tasks

News Items, Software development Concepts
High number of adults unable to do basic mathematical tasks Adults have had difficult times dealing with employment and career advancement but now there is proof that Adults cannot perform simple math. Participants were asked questions such as: "Suppose, upon your trip to the grocery store you purchase four types of tea packs: Chamomile Tea (US$4.60), Green Tea (US$4.15), Black Tea (US$3.35) and Lemon Tea (US$1.80). If you paid for all these items with a US$20 bill, how much change would you get?" Four in every ten adults in places like England, Canada, Spain and the US can't make this straightforward calculation even when they had a calculator to hand. Similarly, less than half of adults in places like Chile, Turkey and South Korea can get the right answer. The results clearly highlight how…
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Using Delphi XML Mapper

Computer PC Tips - bits and bytes, Rad Studio Delphi Development, Software development Concepts
Using Delphi XML Mapper Embarcadero Enterprise Studio package contains a wonderful utility that can assist any Delphi developer with the ability of importing a XML document for the sole purpose of using it within a datagrid.  Displayed below is a simple SSH cheat XML document that was created using Excel and will be used. The purpose of this entire exercise to get the XML data into a clientdataset so it can be used in a datagrid.   XML Mapper is a stand-alone tool located in the bin folder or you can click on tools and you will see the item called "XML Mapper".  The tool allows any type of XML document file to be converted over to a data packet file (*.xml,*.cds), schema files (*.dtd,*.xdr,*.xsd), repository files (*.xrp) and transformation files…
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What to do if your database seems slow

Software development Concepts, SQL Tips
What to do if your database seems slow Quite a few times during a business day or even after hours, you have noticed that your database requests or queries tend to be slow with the results.  This could be that your database has become bloated with constant usage.  There are a few things that the IT / DBA or you, can do to resolve these possible serious issues. Databases work almost like people, they tend to keep inactive data that uses disk space, poor design and even the over-indexing of tables which could be some of the reasons for poor performance to outright collapse. Step one - inactive data to archives. The first step is to research whether there is too much inactive data.  This is data that is no…
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Windows 10—Fall Creators Update SDK is now available Sweepstakes

Microsoft Development, Software development Concepts
  Windows 10 SDK Fall Creators Update SDK Downloads and tools for Windows 10 Visual Studio 2017 The latest version of Visual Studio, released October 2017 The latest Windows Standalone SDK (ver. 10.0.16299.15) Templates for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for tablet, phone, PC, Windows IoT, or Xbox Templates for Windows desktop applications Windows 10 Mobile emulators Log in and take a chance *No Purchase Necessary. Open only to Universal Windows Apps developers 18+. Sweepstakes ends November 17, 2017. For details, see Official Rules Download the Windows 10—Fall Creators Update SDK today. Want to learn more about what’s in it? Get the overview by watching the Windows Developer Day keynote and dive deeper with over 18 sessions on Windows 10 features and capabilities here. And don’t forget to enter an epic sweepstakes with amazing prizes.…
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Swift 4.0 Released!

Software development Concepts, Software Events
Swift 4.0 Released! Swift 4 is now officially released! Swift 4 builds on the strengths of Swift 3, delivering greater robustness and stability, providing source code compatibility with Swift 3, making improvements to the standard library, and adding features like archival and serialization. Swift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns. Updates Swift 4.0 is a major language release and contains the following language changes and updates that went through the Swift Evolution process that can be viewed by clicking here Apple (Xcode) For development on Apple’s platforms, Swift 4.0 ships as part of Xcode 9.  Open-source Swift can be used on the Mac to target all of the Apple platforms: iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Moreover, binary builds of open-source Swift…
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