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Programming Topics and Overload Journal #115 - June 2013

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Auto – A Necessary Evil?
Description : Superficially simple language features can be surprisingly complicated. Roger Orr explores a new one that is likely to be used widely.

TCP/IP Explained. A Bit
Description : Nowadays most programmers rely on network connectivity, often without really understanding the details. Sergey Ignatchenko compares and contrasts the two main protocols.

Demons May Fly Out Of Your Nose
Description : Language standards give guarantees about valid program behaviour. Olve Maudel discovers what happens if you break your end of the bargain.

Wallpaper Rotation on Ubuntu using Ruby and Flickr
Description : Repetitive tasks are ideal candidates for scripting. Filip van Laenen walks us through a simple example.

Dynamic C++, Part 1
Description : Static and dynamic languages have different trade-off. Alex Fabijanic attempts to get the best of both worlds.