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In the December 2011 digital issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal, we discuss the unique problems involved in testing Linux code, tour the next major upgrade to the Visual Studio IDE, present a finite state machine framework, and more!
In This December Digital Issue:
- Testing Linux Code
By Gil Zilberfeld and Avi Hein
Just as there are a variety of Linux distributions, there is also an abundance of development tools. While the amount of customization and flexibility is one of Linux's core strengths, it also imposes almost infinite permutations to test.
- What's New in Visual Studio 2011
By Joydip Kanjilal Microsoft Visual Studio 2011 is the next major upgrade to the Visual Studio IDE. It simpler, easy to use, and sports enhanced IDE features, performance improvements, and lots of new features in the editor.
- From the Vault: A Finite State Machine Framework
By P. Dale Mason
The state transition diagram, better known as a finite state machine, is one of the most popular methods for invoking control-oriented systems. This article presents a portable approach for implementing finite state machines in C++
- HTML5 — Where Are All the Apps?
By Geoff Perlman
The founder of RealSoftware predicts that as long a Web apps are stitched together from low-level, hand-coded pieces, no technology, not even HTML5, will launch the wave of new applications
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