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Overload Journal #138 - April 2017 and Programming Topics
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Space invaders in Elm

Martin Moene

06 April 2017 18:55:05 +01:00

Elm is a functional language which compiles to JavaScript. Ossi Hanhinen provides an overview.

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Single Module Builds – The Fastest Heresy in Town

Martin Moene

05 April 2017 18:57:27 +01:00

Unity builds can be controversial. Andy Thomason shows how much difference they can make to build times.

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(Not Really So) New Niche for C++: Browser!?

Martin Moene

03 April 2017 19:35:30 +01:00

How do you run C++ in a browser? Sergey Ignatchenko demonstrates how to use Emscripten.

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Contractual Loopholes

Martin Moene

02 April 2017 19:37:28 +01:00

Compilers can optimise away functions you may want to time. Deák Ferenc explores ways to stop this happening.