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July 21, 2014

Building Arduino

It is tempting to think of the Arduino IDE as just a text editor that calls the compiler on your behalf, but it does a lot more than that.

July 18, 2014

A Classic Example That Off-The-End Iterators Can Simplify

Let's examine a programming problem that Edsger Dijkstra calls "the problem of the Dutch national flag."

July 14, 2014

See Assembly

Depending on the CPU architecture, one of these methods might be faster than the other.

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Just Let Me Code

July 22, 2014

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. - Tools

Pike Programming Language

July 22, 2014

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

July 15, 2014

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

Writing Build Scripts With Gradle

July 15, 2014

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

Pernicious Scrum Anti-Patterns

July 15, 2014

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?

July 08, 2014

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

Why Build Your Java Projects with Gradle Rather than Ant or Maven?

July 08, 2014

The default build tool for Android (and the new star of build tools on the JVM) is designed to ease scripting of complex, multi-language builds. Should you change to it, though, if you're using Ant or Maven? - JVM Languages

Memory Leaks in iOS 7

July 08, 2014

iOS Networking APIs are leaking memory. The good news: You can stop them. - Design

Got Google?

July 01, 2014

Google services are everywhere. But knowing which ones to include in new apps is difficult due to the company's perceived lack of long-term commitment to products and APIs. - Tools

Developer Reading List

July 01, 2014

The best summer reads. - Design