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To me, one of the hallmarks of good programming is that the code looks so simple that you are tempted to dismiss the skill of the author. Writing good clean understandable code is hard work whatever language you are using -- Francis Glassborow

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Overload 151 · June 2019 (PDF)

Contents

  • How Hard Can It Be?.
    Getting different parties to collaborate might sound easy. Frances Buontempo explores where problems and opportunities arise.

  • Do Repeat Yourself.
    Software developers are well aware of the ‘DRY Principle’. Lucian Radu Teodorescu investigates when this common wisdom does not always hold.

  • On IT and... CO2 Footprints.
    Recent headlines declare a climate emergency. Sergey Ignatchenko considers how we can make an impact on IT’s carbon footprint.

  • Use UTF-16 Interfaces to Ship Windows Code.
    Character encoding can cause problems. Péter Ésik explains why UTF-16 interfaces help on Windows.

  • ACCU Conference 2019: Reports.
    ACCU holds an annual conference. Several attendees tell us what they learnt there this year.

  • Afterwood.
    There are parallels between writing and programming. Chris Oldwood shares his journey into learning to write well.

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