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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 ]
Editorial: Random (non)sense
Description : It’s not pretty and it’s not clever. Frances Buontempo considers if the cut-up method can be used to generate editorials. by Frances Buontempo
Category: [ Overload Journal #119 - February 2014 | Journal Editorial ]
Static Polymorphic Named Parameters in C++
Description : Adding parameters to an object can be messy. Martin Moene demonstrates how method chaining can make code more readable. by Martin Moene
Category: [ Overload Journal #119 - February 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Integrating the Catch Test Framework into Visual Studio
Description : Visual Studio’s Test Explorer allows native C++ tests to be run under a managed wrapper. Malcolm Noyes takes it a step further using Catch to drive the tests. by Malcolm Noyes
Category: [ Overload Journal #119 - February 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Anatomy of a Java Decompiler
Description : Java byte code can be reverted back into source code. Lee Benfield and Mike Strobel show how. by Lee Benfield and Mike Strobel
Category: [ Overload Journal #119 - February 2014 | Programming Topics ]
Optimizing Big Number Arithmetic Without SSE
Description : Addition and multiplication can be slow for big numbers. Sergey Ignatchenko and Dmytro Ivanchykhin try to speed things up. by Sergey Ignatchenko and Dmytro Ivanchykhin
Category: [ Overload Journal #119 - February 2014 | Programming Topics ]
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