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September 29, 2014

A Loop Invariant Can Be An Optimization Tool

This week, we'll look at the helpful qualities of loop invariants.

September 25, 2014

Clock Edge Detection...In Excel

Faced with a half-million lines of output from an oscilloscope, I turned to a spreadsheet

September 25, 2014

Endless Flexibility, The Enemy of Agile

When monolithic systems attempt to be infinitely flexible, unfathomable complexity results and agility becomes impossible.

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Portable File and Directory Management in Java

September 30, 2014

The Apache Ant API, a rarely used feature of the tool, provides reliable and portable ways to perform command-line operations from within Java. - JVM Languages

Unified Memory in CUDA 6: A Brief Overview

September 30, 2014

The advent of a unified memory model in CUDA 6 has made GPU programming much easier by removing lots of implementation details that developers formerly had to manage manually. - Parallel

Parallel In-Place Merge Sort

September 30, 2014

A very fast, parallel, simple to implement sort makes efficient use of memory. - Parallel

Lack of Manual Labor

September 23, 2014

The lack of quality manuals and documentation for developer tools greatly diminishes our ability to work well in subtle but important ways. - Tools

Jolt Awards: The Best Books

September 23, 2014

The best books of the past 12 months. - Jolt Awards

RESTful Web Services: A Tutorial

September 23, 2014

As REST has become the default for most Web and mobile apps, it's imperative to have the basics at your fingertips. - Web Development

Continuous Delivery: The Agile Successor

September 16, 2014

Traditional Agile methods have been obliged to evolve quickly to address current programming needs. Continuous delivery mixed with select Agile practices is emerging as the preferred way forward. - Design

The C++14 Standard: What You Need to Know

September 16, 2014

New, useful features that make the language safer and more convenient. - C/C++

Working with Azure DocumentDB: SQL & NoSQL Together

September 16, 2014

Updating and deleting documents, creating queries, and managing query results in Microsoft's new NoSQL database-as-a-service. - .NET

Azure DocumentDB: Working with Microsoft's NoSQL Database in the Cloud

September 09, 2014

Coding for the new NoSQL JSON database service that supports SQL queries. - Cloud