Overload Journal 121 - June 2014

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  • Editorial: Very small or very far away: A sense of perspective  WEB  PDF
    By Frances Buontempo
    A tension exists between being immersed in something and stepping back. Frances Buontempo considers the importance of taking a break.

  • Branching Strategies  WEB  PDF
    By Chris Oldwood
    Branching can either be embraced or avoided. Chris Oldwood documents the pros and cons of three main branching strategies.

  • Beauty in Code  WEB  PDF
    By Adam Tornhill
    Attractiveness matters. Adam Tornhill uses a Clojure example to show how generalisation can be more beautiful than special cases.

  • The Code Is Not the Most Important Thing  WEB  PDF
    By Seb Rose
    Choose the right sort of problem, focus on strategies for solving it, and the code will come easily. Seb Rose teaches kids to code.

  • Stop the Constant Shouting  WEB  PDF
    By Jonathan Wakely
    CONSTANTS often shout. Jonathan Wakely considers why this happens in C and what the alternatives are in C++.

  • Minimal Overhead for Multiple Interfaces  WEB  PDF
    By Daniel Gutson and Pablo Oliva
    Using multiple interfaces can slow things down. Daniel Gutson and Pablo Oliva present an alternative.

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