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Programming Topics or Overload Journal #109 - June 2012

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Professionalism in Programming #24
Description :

There is more to life than increasing its speed” - Mahatma Gandhi

We live in a fast food culture. Not only must our dinner arrive yesterday, our car should be fast, and our entertainment instant. Our code should also run like lightning. I want my result. And I want it now.

Ironically, writing fast programs takes a long time.

Optimisation is a spectre hanging over software development, as W.A. Wulf observed. “More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason – including blind stupidity”.

It’s a well-worn subject, with plenty of trite soundbites bounding around, and the same advice being served time and time again. But despite this, a lot of code is still not developed sensibly. Programmers get sidetracked by the lure of efficiency and write bad code in the name of performance.

In these articles we’ll address this. We’ll tread some familiar ground and wander well-worn paths, but look out for some new views on the way. Don’t worry – if the subject’s optimisation it shouldn’t take too long...


Source : Entered by hand
Category: [ Programming Topics | CVu Journal Vol 16, #1 - Feb 2004 | Professionalism in Programming, from CVu journal ]
Profiting from the Folly of Others
Description : Code referred to as a hack can raise an eyebrow. Alastair Harrison learns about accessing private members of C++ classes by investigating a header called UninitializedMemoryHacks.h
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #156 - April 2020 ]
Program Challenge Report 3 and Challenge 4
Description : Francis Glassborow comments on his last challenge and presents a new one.
Category: [ Programming Topics | CVu Journal Vol 30, #3 - July 2018 ]
Programming - Abstraction by Design
Description : Nigel Eke acts as a guide to aspect oriented programming using AspectJ as an example.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Design of applications and programs | Overload Journal #77 - Feb 2007 ]
Programming Darwinism
Description : Have you ever thought your software had a life of its own? Sergey Ignatchenko wonders whether you might be right.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #109 - June 2012 ]
Programming Your Own Language in C++
Description : Scripting languages allow dynamic features easily. Vassili Kaplan writes his own in C++ allowing keywords in any human language.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #133 - June 2016 ]
Pure, functional, lazy ISBNs
Description :

Sometimes the best thing you can do to improve your productivity is to take a holiday; a fresh perspective can work wonders. I'm going to describe one of my favourite holiday destinations. Haskell


Category: [ Programming Topics | CVu Journal Vol 12, #2 - Mar 2000 ]
Python has setdefault
Description : Silas S. Brown shares a quick tip on Python.
Category: [ Programming Topics | CVu Journal Vol 31, #6 - January 2020 ]
Python Streams vs Unix Pipes
Description : Dealing with an infinite sequence requires some thought. Thomas Guest presents various ways to approach such a problem.
Category: [ Programming Topics | Overload Journal #136 - December 2016 ]

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