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The Best of 2013


The most widely read articles of the year, grouped by theme. Enjoy!

Most-Read Article
2013 Developer Salary Survey

Reviews
13 Linux Debuggers for C++ Reviewed
Review of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
Xamarin 2.0

Languages
Scala for C# Developers, parts 1, 2, 3
Building GUI Applications in Powershell
Why I Use Perl...And Will Continue To Do So
The Clojure Philosophy
Why Code in C Anymore?

Big Data
NoSQL Options Compared
Introduction to Hadoop: Parts 1, 2, 3
Getting Started with MongoDB
MongoDB with C#: Deep Dive

Books
Jolt Awards for the Best Books
The Must-Have Books for JavaScript
The Definitive C++ Reading List

Editorials
If Java is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy
UML 2.5: Do you even care?
Who are Software Developers?
Advice to a New Programmer
The Quiet Revolution in Programming

Jolt Awards
The Best Books
The Best Coding Tools
Programming Utilities
Programmer Libraries
Testing Tools

Blogs
Programming without Variables [Andrew Koenig]
Moving is Not Copying [Andrew Koenig]
CPU Design on Paper [Al Williams]
Increasing Compiler Speed by Over 75% [Walter Bright]

Is there anything we missed that you'd really like to see covered? Drop me a line (my address is below) and let me know. We're gearing up to deliver more good content in 2014, so this is an ideal time to send me your requests and preferences. Thank you!

— Andrew Binstock
Editor in Chief
alb@drdobbs.com
Twitter: platypusguy


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