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Jumping the Hardware Divide

Apr 23, 2014

You might ask why I prefer this to Arduino. It is an easy path to move to a more powerful setup.

Antagonism and Agile

Apr 21, 2014

Though Robert Martin thinks that he's rebutting my post, I find myself violently agreeing with many of (though not his main) points, so it seems like a little clarification is in order.

Channel: Design

Social Processes and Heartbleed, Part 1

Apr 16, 2014

Why is gets still with us?

Channel: C/C++

Inside an Automated State Machine

Apr 15, 2014

I was pleased to see that the generated code was reasonably easy to understand

How Overloading Interacts With C Compatibility

Apr 11, 2014

The social properties of a programming language's user community affect the technical details of the language itself.

Channel: C/C++

My Big Company Code Interview

Apr 09, 2014

It's been years since I gave up on chat interviews. It just seems like these don't work so well — we all feel like we are insightful judges of candidate quality, but somehow the people we hire just don't always turn out as well as we hope.

Channel: Tools

State of Automation

Apr 07, 2014

The truth is, I have mixed feelings about automated tools for code generation

Java 8 Adoption Poll Results

Apr 04, 2014

Results suggest a great interest in the new features, perhaps even a pent-up demand for them.

Channel: JVM Languages

Java and Network Port Restrictions

Apr 03, 2014

I've recently run into issues running JavaDB or Apache Derby with the latest Java SE 1.6 and Java SE 7 updates and now with Java SE 8.

Channel: JVM Languages

The Nightmare of Binary Compatibility

Apr 02, 2014

Wasn't C compatibility a major reason that C++ was designed the way it was? If so, why not write that desire into the standard?

Channel: C/C++