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KISSing SOLID Goodbye
Description : Can you remember what SOLID stands for? Chris Oldwood distills it down to two easy to remember principles.
Category: [ Design of applications and programs | Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 ]
TDD Discussions and Disagreements
Description : Recently people have been arguing about the benefits and pitfalls if TDD. Seb Rose summarises the differing standpoints and presents his own.
Category: [ Design of applications and programs | Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 ]
Branching Strategies
Description : Branching can either be embraced or avoided. Chris Oldwood documents the pros and cons of three main branching strategies.
Category: [ Process Topics | Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 ]
Beauty in Code
Description : Attractiveness matters. Adam Tornhill uses a Clojure example to show how generalisation can be more beautiful than special cases.
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 ]
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.
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 ]
Stop the Constant Shouting
Description : CONSTANTS often shout. Jonathan Wakely considers why this happens in C and what the alternatives are in C++.
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 ]
Minimal Overhead for Multiple Interfaces
Description : Using multiple interfaces can slow things down. Daniel Gutson and Pablo Oliva present an alternative.
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 ]
Size Matters
Description : Should you target 32 or 64 bits? Sergey Ignatchenko and Dmytro Ivanchykhin consider the costs and benefits.
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 ]
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.
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 ]
Quality Matters #8: Exceptions for Recoverable Conditions
Description : Too many programs deal with exceptions incorrectly. Matthew Wilson suggests practical steps to improve your code.
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 ]
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.
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 ]
Search with CppCheck
Description : Finding code of interest is a vital skill but our tools are often too simple. Martin Moene tries something better.
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 ]
Windows 64-bit Calling Conventions
Description : How the stack works is useful to understanding your programs’ behaviour. Roger Orr compares and contrasts.
Category: [ Overload Journal #120 - April 2014 ]
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.
Category: [ Overload Journal #119 - February 2014 ]
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.
Category: [ Overload Journal #119 - February 2014 ]
Anatomy of a Java Decompiler
Description : Java byte code can be reverted back into source code. Lee Benfield and Mike Strobel show how.
Category: [ Overload Journal #119 - February 2014 ]
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.
Category: [ Overload Journal #119 - February 2014 ]
Capturing lvalue References in C++11 Lambdas
Description : How confusing does it get when references refer to references and references are captured by value? Pete Barber shows us that it all falls out in the C++ consistency wash.
Category: [ Overload Journal #119 - February 2014 ]
How to Program Your Way Out of a Paper Bag Using Genetic Algorithms
Description : It is often claimed people cannot program their way out of a paper bag. Frances Buontempo bucks the trend using genetic algorithms.
Category: [ Overload Journal #118 - December 2013 ]
Object-Environment Collision Detection using Onion BSPs
Description : Previously we considered 3D navigation. Stuart Golodetz demonstrates how to detect collisions using onion binary space partitioning.
Category: [ Design of applications and programs | Overload Journal #118 - December 2013 ]

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