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Designing Observers in C++11
Description : The observer pattern is over two decades old. Alan Griffiths fits a venerable design pattern into a contemporary context. by Alan Griffiths
Category: [ Overload Journal #124 - December 2014 ]
Order Notation in Practice
Description : What does complexity measurement mean? Roger Orr reminds us of the academic definition and looks at some real life situations.
Category: [ Overload Journal #124 - December 2014 ]
Testing Drives the Need for Flexible Configuration
Description : Inflexible configuration will cause problems. Chris Oldwood demonstrates how to support multiple configurations flexibly.
Category: [ Overload Journal #124 - December 2014 ]
Const and Concurrency (Part 1)
Description : Ralph McArdell comments on comments to Herb Sutter’s updated GotW #6b solution. by Ralph McArdell
Category: [ CVu Journal Vol 26, #5 - November 2014 ]
Parsing Configuration Files in C++ with Boost
Description : Giuseppe Vacanti describes how to deal with program options, C++ style. by Giuseppe Vacanti
Category: [ CVu Journal Vol 26, #5 - November 2014 ]
Perl is a Better Sed, and Python 2 is Good
Description : Silas S. Brown sweats the differences between tools on common platforms. by Silas S. Brown
Category: [ CVu Journal Vol 26, #5 - November 2014 ]
Debuggers Are Still For Wimps
Description : Frances Buontempo shows how to remote debug python from Visual Studio. by Frances Buontempo
Category: [ CVu Journal Vol 26, #5 - November 2014 ]
Debug Complexity: How Assertions Affect Debugging Time
Description : Debugging any program can be time consuming. Sergey Ignatchenko and Dmytro Ivanchykhin extend their mathematical model to consider the effect of assertions. by Sergey Ignatchenko and Dmytro Ivanchykhin
Category: [ Overload Journal #123 - October 2014 ]
Alternative Overloads
Description : How do you return a default value given a condition? Malcolm Noyes presents solutions using older and newer C++ techniques. by Malcolm Noyes
Category: [ Overload Journal #123 - October 2014 ]
Everyone Hates build.xml
Description : Using Ant build tool can be tricky. Andy Balaam shows how to structure and test the build code. by Andy Balaam
Category: [ Overload Journal #123 - October 2014 ]
Defining Visitors Inline in Modern C++
Description : The Visitor pattern can involve non-local boilerplate code. Robert Mill and Jonathan Coe present an inline Visitor in C++. by Robert Mill and Jonathan Coe
Category: [ Overload Journal #123 - October 2014 ]
Paper Bag Escapology Using Particle Swarm Optimisation
Description : Some attempts at programming one’s way out of a paper bag need an upfront model. Frances Buontempo simplifies things using particle swarm optimisation. by Frances Buontempo
Category: [ Overload Journal #123 - October 2014 ]
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: [ Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 | 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: [ Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 ]
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: [ Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 ]
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: [ Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 | 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: [ Overload Journal #122 - August 2014 | Design of applications and programs ]
Branching Strategies
Description : Branching can either be embraced or avoided. Chris Oldwood documents the pros and cons of three main branching strategies. by Chris Oldwood
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 | Process Topics ]
Beauty in Code
Description : Attractiveness matters. Adam Tornhill uses a Clojure example to show how generalisation can be more beautiful than special cases. by Adam Tornhill
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. by Seb Rose
Category: [ Overload Journal #121 - June 2014 ]
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