Overload Journal 98 - August 2010

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  • A Little Learning Is A Dangerous Thing  WEB  PDF
    By Ric Parkin
    An opportunity for nostalgia triggers some musings on the value of education. Ric Parkin goes back to school.

  • “I’m a Business Analyst - Get Me Out Of Here”  WEB  PDF
    By Allan Kelly
    Some classic roles are omitted by Agile methodologies. Allan Kelly considers how a Business Analyst fits in.

  • The Model Student: The ACCU 2010 Crypto Challenge  WEB  PDF
    By Richard Harris
    Electronic computers advanced cryptography enormously. Richard Harris sets a challenge, and finds a solution.

  • Renovating a Legacy C++ Project  WEB  PDF
    By Alan Griffiths
    Over time projects tend to become hard to maintain. Alan Griffiths describes how one was improved.

  • Single-Threading: Back to the Future? (Part 2)  WEB  PDF
    By Sergey Ignatchenko
    Multithreading can cause notoriously difficult bugs. Sergey Ignatchenko finds mitigating strategies for programs on servers.

  • Debugging Run Time Memory Problems  WEB  PDF
    By Matthew Jones
    The C++ Standard is often silent on what happens when things go wrong. Matthew Jones looks under the bonnet to take control.

  • Quality Matters: The Worst Form of ‘Error’  WEB  PDF
    By Matthew Wilson
    Handling Except For All The Others Dealing with errors is a vital part of good programming. Matthew Wilson specifies a taxonomy.

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