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August 18, 2014

Why Testing Isn't Enough

Last week, I stated that software is hard to develop. This week, I would like to concentrate on two of the reasons why.

August 07, 2014

Why Is Software So Hard To Develop?

Software is hard to develop for many reasons: We must figure out what to do, do it, and ensure that we have done it correctly.

August 01, 2014

A Second Try at Refactoring Dijkstra's Example

If you compare my code with Dijkstra's original solution, you will see that in an odd way they are nearly logical duals of each other.




C/C++

C/C++ Feature Articles RSS

SIMD-Enabled Vector Types with C#

Optimizing code for current SIMD registers and preparing for AVX-based SIMD — all in C#

64-Bit SIMD Code from C#

A new beta of the CLR's just-in-time compiler enables direct generation of SIMD instructions in 64-bit code. Getting it set up and working takes a little know-how, however.

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.

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.

Programming for High-Res Displays in Windows

Deliver software containing crisp text and sharp images on multiple displays

C/C++ News RSS

RemObjects Calls Forth Fire For Oxygene and RemObjects C#

Fire is a new IDE for Oxygene and RemObjects C# that runs on Mac OS X

PC Personality Tool For Settings Transports

UP includes support for C, C++, Java, and C#

Appmethod For C++ Android Apps

New "complimentary subscription plan" for free Android phone targeting

Xamarin Updates Cross-Platform

Release introduces the Xamarin Studio IDE and the Xamarin Component Store

C++-Based Scientific Computing Made Ceemple

Based on C++ integrating a large number of scientific libraries into an IDE

Leroy's Designable Deployment Automation Workflows

New release from Epic Force for application deployment now stable

Typemock Isolator++ Goes 64 Bit

Complete mocking framework for C/C++

Coverity Covers C/C++, Java, and C#

Version 7.0 combines code analysis, change-aware unit test analysis, and policy management

Gizmox HTML5 For Visual Studio Using C#

Code assessment tool is a worthy bonus

Boost C++ Libraries Go Modularized On Git

Free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries for almost any OS

Events of Interest

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

September 7-12. Bellevue, WA. CppCon

September 8-11. Dallas, TX. SpringOne 2GX

September 17-19. St. Louis, MO. Strangeloop

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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