Overload Journal 74 - August 2006

  • Overload 74 PDF

  • Take a Step Forward  WEB  PDF
    By Alan Griffiths

  • Comments Considered Good  WEB  PDF
    By William Fishburne
    In our last issue, we offered the case against comments; in this issue, William Fishbourne responds in defence. He argues that it is not the practice of commenting that it is evil, it is the thoughtless commenter.

  • Introducing CODEF/CML  WEB  PDF
    By Fernando Cacciola
    This article introduces a C# serialization facility that proposes a novel separation between object models, representing the serialized data, and class descriptors, representing the binding to the receiving design space.

  • Fine Tuning for lexical_cast  WEB  PDF
    By Alexander Nasonov
    Alexander Nasonov takes a look at Boost's lexical_cast and addresses a common user request: "make it go faster".

  • C# Generics - Beyond Containers of T  WEB  PDF
    By Steve Love
    Steve Love takes a look at generics in C# v2.0, how to use them to simplify code and even remove dependencies.

  • The Kohonen Neural Network Library  WEB  PDF
    By Seweryn Habdank-Wojewódzki and Janusz Rybarski
    Seweryn Habdank-Wojewódzki and Janusz Rybarski present a C++ library for users of Kohonen Neural Networks.

  • The Documentation Myth  WEB  PDF
    By Allan Kelly
    Allan Kelly suggests that we don't invest more in documentation for a reason: that it isn't as valuable as we claim.

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