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December 19, 2014

The Touch of a Button

Of course, I wasn't satisfied with the simple approach, so I added a bit of code to sense swipes much as you would find on a touchscreen phone.

December 16, 2014

Abstractions For Binary Search, Part 9: What Do We Need to Test?

Many people confuse the idea of a test case working correctly with the idea of a program producing correct output.

December 11, 2014

Hosting USB

I wanted to like the Vinculum. I really did.

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Farewell, Dr. Dobb's

December 16, 2014

After 38 years of glory, the long run of Dr. Dobb's has come to an end. - Design

Jolt Awards 2015: Coding Tools

December 16, 2014

The best tools available for creating, testing, and debugging code. - Jolt Awards

The Long Death of Project Hosting Sites

December 09, 2014

Last month, Microsoft and Google bypassed their own code hosts to post major code projects on GitHub. The once-favored hosts have begun a long, familiar decline. - Web Development

Testing for Failures with Python

December 09, 2014

Writing solid code means knowing that when programs fail, they do so gracefully and predictably. Unit testing verifies this. - Testing

We Need More Agile IT Now!

December 02, 2014

While IT is becoming more Agile, the rate of change in business requires even faster adoption of Agility. - Design

Clarity of Goals: The Most Important Element of Product Success

December 02, 2014

Complete clarity and constant communication of goals are as important to a product's success as execution, perhaps more so. - Design

Building Node.js Projects in Visual Studio

December 02, 2014

Developing server-side apps with the popular Node.js framework can now be done with the full support of Visual Studio IntelliSense, debugging, and project management. - Tools

Building Portable Games in C++

November 25, 2014

The cocos-2d-x open source framework can be used to build games, apps, and other interactive software in C++. Here's a hands-on guide to using it to write and port games. - C/C++

Debugging Mobile Apps with HTML5 and Intel XDK

November 25, 2014

Using the Intel XDK IDE to debug an app from an iPad, an iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone devices. - Mobile

5 Steps to Protect Mobile Apps from Attacks

November 25, 2014

Mobile apps are important gateways to malicious attacks, just like Web apps. It's high time to begin thinking about mobile security as a top development priority. Where to begin? - Security