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Editorial: Shop ’til you Drop
Description : Deciding which tools to acquire can be a difficult decision. Frances Buontempo muses on a failed shopping trip. by Frances Buontempo
Category: [ Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 | Journal Editorial ]
Does Test-Driven Development Harm Clarity?
Description : Is clarity the key thing to aim for when writing software? Andy Balaam considers if TDD harms clarity and if this matters. by Andy Balaam
Category: [ Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 | Programming Topics | Design of applications and programs ]
Musings on Python – by a C++ Developer
Description : Python and C++ are very different languages. Sergey Ignatchenko walks through things in Python that can confuse a C++ programmer. by Sergey Ignatchenko
Category: [ Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Activatable Object
Description : Using locks will slow down threaded code. Len Holgate demonstrates how an Activatable Object can reduce the time spent blocked. by Len Holgate
Category: [ Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 | Programming Topics ]
KISSing SOLID Goodbye
Description : Can you remember what SOLID stands for? Chris Oldwood distills it down to two easy to remember principles. by Chris Oldwood
Category: [ Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 | Programming Topics | Design of applications and programs ]
TDD Discussions and Disagreements
Description : Recently people have been arguing about the benefits and pitfalls if TDD. Seb Rose summarises the differing standpoints and presents his own. by Seb Rose
Category: [ Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 | Programming Topics | Design of applications and programs ]
Editorial: Very small or very far away:A sense of perspective
Description : A tension exists between being immersed in something and stepping back. Frances Buontempo considers the importance of taking a break. by Frances Buontempo
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 | Journal Editorial ]
Branching Strategies
Description : Branching can either be embraced or avoided. Chris Oldwood documents the pros and cons of three main branching strategies. by Chris Oldwood
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 | Programming Topics | Process Topics ]
Beauty in Code
Description : Attractiveness matters. Adam Tornhill uses a Clojure example to show how generalisation can be more beautiful than special cases. by Adam Tornhill
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 | Programming Topics ]
The Code Is Not the Most Important Thing
Description : Choose the right sort of problem, focus on strategies for solving it, and the code will come easily. Seb Rose teaches kids to code. by Seb Rose
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Stop the Constant Shouting
Description : CONSTANTS often shout. Jonathan Wakely considers why this happens in C and what the alternatives are in C++. by Jonathan Wakely
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Minimal Overhead for Multiple Interfaces
Description : Using multiple interfaces can slow things down. Daniel Gutson and Pablo Oliva present an alternative. by Daniel Gutson and Pablo Oliva
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Your Life in Their Hands
Description : We leave an increasingly detailed digital footprint. Ric Parkin worries who can see it. by Ric Parkin
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 | Journal Editorial ]
Size Matters
Description : Should you target 32 or 64 bits? Sergey Ignatchenko and Dmytro Ivanchykhin consider the costs and benefits. by Sergey Ignatchenko and Dmytro Ivanchykhin
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Enforcing the Rule of Zero
Description : We’ve had years to get used to the old rules for making classes copyable. Juan Alday sees how the new standards change them. by Juan Alday
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Quality Matters #8: Exceptions for Recoverable Conditions
Description : Too many programs deal with exceptions incorrectly. Matthew Wilson suggests practical steps to improve your code. by Matthew Wilson
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Static – A Force for Good and Evil
Description : We’ve all learnt to avoid the use of the static keyword. Chris Oldwood questions this wisdom. by Chris Oldwood
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Search with CppCheck
Description : Finding code of interest is a vital skill but our tools are often too simple. Martin Moene tries something better. by Martin Moene
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Windows 64-bit Calling Conventions
Description : How the stack works is useful to understanding your programs’ behaviour. Roger Orr compares and contrasts. by Roger Orr
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Teenage Hex
Description : There’s a big push to get programming into schools. Teedy Deigh considers what would suit the target audience. by Teedy Deigh
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 ]
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