Missing OS Design View tab in PB 5.0

A common complaint about PB 5.0 is that the OS Design View tab will sometimes mysteriously disappear. The best answer I have is that people should be using PB 6.0. Unfortunately, that answer tends to make people want to punch me. In the interest of my own safety, here is what I know about alternative methods of resolving…

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Hash functions, tables and primes – oh my!

Home-grown hash functions considered harmful… About 7 years ago, when I was a high-minded computer science senior, a lowly computer science freshman buddy mentioned the trouble he was having with his homework. He had to design a hash table, and he was getting too many collisions for his design to be accepted for the assignment. I…

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