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To me, one of the hallmarks of good programming is that the code looks so simple that you are tempted to dismiss the skill of the author. Writing good clean understandable code is hard work whatever language you are using -- Francis Glassborow

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C Vu Volume 29 · Issue 4 · September 2017


  • The art of laziness
    Steve Love, Features Editor.
  • Navigating a Route
    Pete Goodliffe helps us work with unfamiliar code.
  • Thonny: Python IDE for Beginners
    Silas S. Brown introduces a new Python IDE.
  • Share and Share Alike
    Baron M has learned another game.
  • A Glint of Ruby
    Pete Cordell shares his experiences with learning a new scripting language.
  • Why I Avoid PHP
    Silas S. Brown shares a war story.
  • Standards Report
    Roger Orr reports from the latest C++ meeting.
  • Code Critique Competition 107
    The results from the last competition and the details of the latest.
  • A New Competition
    Francis Glassborow presents a new challenge.
  • Books
    A visit to the bookshelf.
  • Members
    Information from the Chair on ACCU's activities.

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