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C++ Range and Elevation
Description : C++ provides many features for higher-level programming, but lacks some common ones present in other languages.
Category: [ Design of applications and programs | Overload Journal #117 - October 2013 ]
Hard Upper Limit on Memory Latency
Description : Achieving very low latency is important. Sergey Ignatchenko asks how low can we go.
Category: [ Overload Journal #116 - August 2013 ]
Simple Instrumentation
Description : Programs often run out of memory or grind to a halt. Chris Oldwood demonstrates how to add instrumentation to your code to track its performance.
Category: [ Overload Journal #116 - August 2013 ]
Portable String Literals in C++
Description : How hard can it be to make a file in C++ with international text literals in its name? Alf Steinbach shows us.
Category: [ Overload Journal #116 - August 2013 ]
Dynamic C++ (Part 2)
Description : Previously we saw how to use some simple dynamic features in C++. Alex Fabijanic and Richard Saunders explore more powerful dynamic tools.
Category: [ Overload Journal #116 - August 2013 ]
Auto – a necessary evil? (Part 2)
Description : Should you declare (almost) everything auto? Roger Orr considers when auto is appropriate.
Category: [ Overload Journal #116 - August 2013 ]
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.
Category: [ Overload Journal #115 - June 2013 ]
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.
Category: [ Overload Journal #115 - June 2013 ]
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.
Category: [ Overload Journal #115 - June 2013 ]
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.
Category: [ Overload Journal #115 - June 2013 ]
Dynamic C++, Part 1
Description : Static and dynamic languages have different trade-off. Alex Fabijanic attempts to get the best of both worlds.
Category: [ Overload Journal #115 - June 2013 ]
A Model for Debug Complexity
Description : Debugging any program can be difficult. Sergey Ignatchenko and Dmytro Ivanchykhin develop a mathematical model for its complexity.
Category: [ Overload Journal #114 - April 2013 ]
Valgrind Part 6 – Helgrind and DRD
Description : Debugging multi-threaded code is hard. Paul Floyd uses Helgrind and DRD to find deadlocks and race conditions.
Category: [ Overload Journal #114 - April 2013 ]
Quality Matters #7 Exceptions: the story so far
Description : Exception handling is difficult to get right. Matthew Wilson recaps the story so far.
Category: [ Overload Journal #114 - April 2013 ]
Causality – Relating Distributed Diagnostic Contexts
Description : Supporting a system with many moving parts can be hard. Chris Oldwood demonstrates one way to add tags to log information to aid diagnosis.
Category: [ Overload Journal #114 - April 2013 ]
Executable Documentation Doesn’t Have To Slow You Down
Description : Comprehensibility of end-to-end scenarios and quick feedback of unit tests are competing goals. Seb Rose introduces Cucumber with tags to meet both needs.
Category: [ Design of applications and programs | Overload Journal #114 - April 2013 ]
Why Dysfunctional Programming Matters
Description : Function progamming is all the rage. Teedy Deigh considers how it offers many opportunities for the serious programmer.
Category: [ Overload Journal #114 - April 2013 ]
‘No Bugs’ Top Five C++ Cooking Recipes
Description : Developers often have a few favourite tricks for solving problems. Sergey Ignatchenko shares his five top recipes.
Category: [ Overload Journal #113 - February 2013 ]
Utilising More Than 4GB of Memory in 32-bit Windows Process
Description : Some applications require a vast amount of memory. Chris Oldwood presents techniques to provide extra memory.
Category: [ Overload Journal #113 - February 2013 ]
The Signs of Trouble: On Patterns, Humbleness and Lisp
Description : Patterns can be a controversial topic. Adam Petersen considers their cognitive and social value.
Category: [ Overload Journal #113 - February 2013 ]

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