Overload Journal 100 - December 2010

  • Overload 100 PDF

  • Numbers and The Appliance of Science  WEB  PDF
    By Ric Parkin
    How sure are you of something? Ric Parkin considers how we build models, and celebrates a milestone.

  • Bug Hunting and the Scientific Method  WEB  PDF
    By Rafael Jay
    Do you have a proper methodology when fixing bugs? Rafael Jay puts on his lab coat.

  • From Occam’s Razor to No Bugs’ Axe  WEB  PDF
    By Sergey Ignatchenko
    Designing good APIs that stand the test of time is notoriously hard. Sergey Ignatchenko suggests a radical guideline.

  • The Quartermaster’s Store  WEB  PDF
    By Phil Bass
    Be careful what you wish for. Phil Bass tries to simulate a missing language feature.

  • Why Fixed Point Won’t Cure Your Floating Point Blues  WEB  PDF
    By Richard Harris
    Numeric computing is very difficult to do properly. Richard Harris looks at whether a common technique will help.

  • Interface Versioning in C++  WEB  PDF
    By Steve Love
    Interface Versioning in C++Updating a widely used DLL interface is non-trivial. Steve Love presents a practical approach.

  • Quality Matters Christmas Intermezzo  WEB  PDF
    By Matthew Wilson
    Sometimes it’s good to reflect. Matthew Wilson considers what he’s learnt so far.

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