Overload Journal 122 - August 2014

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  • Editorial: Shop ’til you Drop  WEB  PDF
    By Frances Buontempo
    Deciding which tools to acquire can be a difficult decision. Frances Buontempo muses on a failed shopping trip.

  • Does Test-Driven Development Harm Clarity?  WEB  PDF
    By Andy Balaam
    Is clarity the key thing to aim for when writing software? Andy Balaam considers if TDD harms clarity and if this matters.

  • Musings on Python - by a C++ Developer  WEB  PDF
    By Sergey Ignatchenko
    Python and C++ are very different languages. Sergey Ignatchenko walks through things in Python that can confuse a C++ programmer.

  • Activatable Object  WEB  PDF
    By Len Holgate
    Using locks will slow down threaded code. Len Holgate demonstrates how an Activatable Object can reduce the time spent blocked.

  • KISSing SOLID Goodbye  WEB  PDF
    By Chris Oldwood
    Can you remember what SOLID stands for? Chris Oldwood distills it down to two easy to remember principles.

  • TDD Discussions and Disagreements  WEB  PDF
    By Seb Rose
    Recently people have been arguing about the benefits and pitfalls if TDD. Seb Rose summarises the differing standpoints and presents his own.

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