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C Vu Volume 30 · Issue 6 · January 2019


  • Usefulness Versus Complexity
  • Effective Software Testing
    Pete Goodliffe describes a healthy software test regimen.
  • C++ Tagged Reference Types
    Pete Cordell proposes an extension to C++ move syntax.
  • When Will Python 2 End?
    Silas Brown explains why the days of Python 2, while numbered, may be longer than you think.
  • An Interview Icebreaker
    Chris Oldwood tries a novel approach to open up the interview conversation.
  • DIY Technical Authoring
    Alison Peck shares some of the tricks of her trade.
  • China‚Äôs New AI School Textbooks
    Silas Brown is sceptical about an education initiative.
  • ACCU Standards Report
    Emyr Williams reports the latest from the C++ Standards meetings.
  • Code Critique Competition 115
    Set and collated by Roger Orr. A book prize is awarded for the best entry.
  • Report on Challenge 5
    Francis Glassborow comments on his previous challenge, and provides a new puzzle.
  • Bookcase
    The latest roundup of book reviews.
  • View from the Chair

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