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July 29, 2014

Simple Digital

It seemed a waste to put an I/O board in the system just for one switch closure reading.

July 25, 2014

CRC: The C Stands for Confusion

Because it is so often abstracted, people don't always make smart choices about selecting and specifying CRCs.

July 24, 2014

Java's Floating-Point (In)Precision

Java doesn't store, calculate, or return the exact representation of the actual floating-point value in some cases.




Just Let Me Code!

Managing the complexity of development toolchains -- from SCM, to the build tools, to the testing, to the deployment stack -- now so overwhelms the developer experience, it's hard to get any real programming done. - Development Tools

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Bit-Oriented I/O with Templates

Data-compression algorithms emit data in blocks of varying number of bits. Making these little blobs suitable for byte-level I/O requires some careful know-how. - C/C++

Tooling Up for the Marriage of the Internet of Things, Big Data, and Cloud Computing

Finding tools that will bridge IoT, machine-to-machine, and big data is no simple task. But some integrated solutions are beginning to appear. - Design

Coding for High-DPI Displays in Windows

Deliver crisp text and images on all Windows monitors, regardless of settings. - .NET

Pike Programming Language

A C-like language with all the OO trimmings, garbage collection, strong data types, and excellent string processing makes a powerful tool for Web programming. - Open Source

Programming for High-Res Displays in Windows

Deliver software containing crisp text and sharp images on multiple displays - .NET

Writing Build Scripts With Gradle

Even simple build scripts show the power and flexibility of the emerging new build tool for JVM projects. - JVM Languages

Pernicious Scrum Anti-Patterns

It is easy to lose track of Scrum principles and best practices. Inevitably, problems will then arise that will be perceived incorrectly as failures of Agile or Scrum itself. Do these Scrum anti-patterns affect your development process? - Design

What Makes a Good Check-in?

Few organizations have strong opinions and articulated policies on what a check-in should consist of. As long as the check-in is more or less usable in a code review, it's generally considered good enough. We can do better than this by making the contents of check-ins truly useful additions to the development process. - Design

Events of Interest

July 28-29. Minneapolis, MN. GR8Conf US 2014

July 28-August 1. Orlando, FL. Agile2014 Orlando

August 7-8, San Francisco, CA. Distill 2014

August 20-22. Chicago, IL. CloudOpen North America

September 7-12. Bellevue, WA. CppCon

September 23-24. San Francisco, CA. Designers of Things Conference

October 9-10. Palo Alto, CA. Code Stars Summit

October 11-12. Los Altos Hills, CA. Silicon Valley Code Camp

October 17-18. Austin, TX. CITCON (Continuous Integration and Testing Conference)

November 3-5. San Francisco, CA. QCon

November 4-5. London, England. Code Mesh Conference

November 17-21. Budapest, Hungary. ApacheCon Europe


Videos of Past Events

September 2013. JavaOne

September 2013. SpringOne 2GX

June 2013. JAXConf 2013

June 2013. Chicago Algorithmic Trading Conference

May 2013. Google I/O

March 2013. GPU Technology Conference

October 2012. JAXLondon 2012

September 2012. Strangeloop

September 2012. Intel Developer Forum

August 2012. VMWorld

July 2012. Java Language Summit

June 2012. Google I/O 2012

May 2012. Atlassian Summit

May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference

March 2012. Multicore World

July 2011. JVM Language Summit

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