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Overload Journal #89 - February 2009 or Programming Topics or Design of applications and programs
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Write Less Code!

Bob Schmidt

08 July 2018 17:21:01 +01:00

Pete Goodliffe helps us avoid unnecessary lines of code.

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Don’t Assume Any Non-Zero exit() Will Fail!

Bob Schmidt

06 July 2018 17:13:44 +01:00

Silas S. Brown shares his finding on process exit codes.

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Everyday Coding Habits for Safety and Simplicity

Bob Schmidt

05 July 2018 16:54:46 +01:00

Arun Saha has some simple advice for forming good habits in C++.

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The Half-Domain/Half-Primitive Proxy

Bob Schmidt

04 July 2018 16:47:44 +01:00

Chris Oldwood presents a pattern for abstracting client-side proxies for testing.

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Code Critique Competition 112

Bob Schmidt

03 July 2018 16:27:33 +01:00

Set and collated by Roger Orr. A book prize is awarded for the best entry.

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Program Challenge Report 3 and Challenge 4

Bob Schmidt

02 July 2018 16:24:33 +01:00

Francis Glassborow comments on his last challenge and presents a new one.

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How to Write a Programming Language: Part 1, The Lexer

Bob Schmidt

04 June 2018 17:13:08 +01:00

Writing a programming language might sound very difficult. Andy Balaam starts his series with a lexer.

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Type-agnostic Tracing Using {fmt}

Bob Schmidt

03 June 2018 17:07:06 +01:00

Tracing compound and custom types is a challenge. Mike Crowe demonstrates how {fmt} provides a safe alternative to printf.

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A Short Overview of Object Oriented Software Design

Bob Schmidt

02 June 2018 16:45:39 +01:00

Object oriented design has many principles. Stanislav Kozlovski demonstrates good design through a role playing game.

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Libraries, Console Apps and GUIs

Bob Schmidt

11 May 2018 18:39:48 +01:00

Chris Oldwood compares the use of different application interfaces.

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The New C++ Interview

Bob Schmidt

09 May 2018 18:07:29 +01:00

Pete Goodliffe introduces a new way to test programming skills.

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Writing a Wayland Server Using Mir

Bob Schmidt

06 May 2018 17:39:33 +01:00

Alan Griffiths explains the basics of a new X11 replacement API.

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Code Critique Competition 111

Bob Schmidt

04 May 2018 17:23:55 +01:00

Set and collated by Roger Orr. A book prize is awarded for the best entry.

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No News is Good News

Bob Schmidt

06 April 2018 16:54:50 +01:00

Using ‘new’ without care can be slow. Paul Floyd uses Godbolt’s compiler explorer to see what happens when you do.

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Monitoring: Turning Noise into Signal

Bob Schmidt

05 April 2018 16:51:10 +01:00

Creating useful logging is a constant challenge. Chris Oldwood shows us how structured logging helps.

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The Interface to Component Pattern and DynaMix

Bob Schmidt

04 April 2018 16:47:19 +01:00

Dynamic Polymorphism is hard in C++. Borislav Stanimirov demonstrates how the DynaMix library helps.

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5 Reasons NOT to Use std::ostream for Human-Readable Output

Bob Schmidt

03 April 2018 16:42:39 +01:00

C++’s ostream can be hard to use. Sergey Ignatchenko suggests we use the {fmt} library instead.

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Practical Cryptographical Theory for Programmers

Bob Schmidt

02 April 2018 16:35:21 +01:00

Cryptography is a daunting subject. Deák Ferenc helps you get started.

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The Expressive C++ Coding Challenge in D

Bob Schmidt

06 March 2018 16:22:44 +00:00

Sebastian Wilzbach presents a D language solution to a C++ problem.

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Code Critique Competition 110 Part II

Bob Schmidt

04 March 2018 22:19:03 +00:00

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