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Overload Journal #122 - August 2014

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Editorial: Shop ’til you Drop
Description : Deciding which tools to acquire can be a difficult decision. Frances Buontempo muses on a failed shopping trip. by Frances Buontempo
Category: [ Journal Editorial ]
Does Test-Driven Development Harm Clarity?
Description : Is clarity the key thing to aim for when writing software? Andy Balaam considers if TDD harms clarity and if this matters. by Andy Balaam
Category: [ Programming Topics | Design of applications and programs ]
Musings on Python – by a C++ Developer
Description : Python and C++ are very different languages. Sergey Ignatchenko walks through things in Python that can confuse a C++ programmer. by Sergey Ignatchenko
Category: [ Programming Topics ]
Activatable Object
Description : Using locks will slow down threaded code. Len Holgate demonstrates how an Activatable Object can reduce the time spent blocked. by Len Holgate
Category: [ Programming Topics ]
KISSing SOLID Goodbye
Description : Can you remember what SOLID stands for? Chris Oldwood distills it down to two easy to remember principles. by Chris Oldwood
Category: [ Programming Topics | Design of applications and programs ]
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. by Seb Rose
Category: [ Programming Topics | Design of applications and programs ]