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September 13, 2012
Naming From the Outside In Kent Beck shares some provocative thoughts on the naming of things within code.
C, the Enduring Legacy of Dennis Ritchie [PDF] A tribute to the late Dennis Ritchie given at Bell Labs' 'Dennis Ritchie Day' last week.
JavaScript Tops Latest Programming Language Popularity Ranking (Canadian Web Technology Conference) Call for Papers Open
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Understanding C by Learning Assembly A look at disassembling and reading a simple C program with GDB and then using GDB and assembly to understand how static local variables work in C.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Reviewed
Toward Higher Precision in Timekeeping A look at PTP (Precision Time Protocol) and how it's an emerging alternative to NTP (Network Time Protocol).
Visual Programming and Why It Sucks The idea of 'visual programming' never seems to die away but invariably fails to catch on. Worth it for the comments more than anything.
Building a Geofencing System A short series of posts that digs into using Ruby and MongoDB to build a 'geofencing' system.
Damn Cool Algorithms: Cardinality Estimation
Web Fonts Performance: Making Pretty, Fast An in-depth look at Web fonts and their bandwidth and performance impact.
Why 0.1 Does Not Exist In Floating-Point
PostgreSQL 9.2 Improved performance, JSON data type support, cascading replication support.
Visual Studio Express 2012 The free 'express' version of Visual Studio 2012 is now available for building Windows desktop apps with C#, Visual Basic, and C++. A 600MB download.
WebStorm 5.0 JetBrains' JavaScript IDE
Haskell GHC 7.6.1
F# Tools for Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web
WebMatrix 2 Microsoft's free web development software
watching and listening
The UNIX Operating System A very old but very enjoyable video. Features Ritchie, Thompson, Kernighan and others.
Need Some Cache? Redis in Depth
Xiki: A Shell Console with GUI Features Calling itself 'a shell terminal but better', Xiki is an interesting and flexible console that needs to be seen to be believed.
powerline-bash: A Powerline-Style Prompt for Bash Powerline is a vim plugin that adds attractive and more functional statuslines to the editor. powerline-bash brings similar styling to your bash prompt.
10 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Go A short, code-focused slidedeck from Google I/O 2012 about Google's Go language. Handy, Dandy C++ and C Reference Wiki
lighter bites
Programmers' Day It was yesterday, but still..
How to Extract Text from HTML (Experts Only) A delightful piece of coding horror. Read at your peril.
Which Recently Developed Algorithms Do You Think Are Interesting?
The new Secure Password Hashing API in PHP 5.5
Scaling out Postgres, Part 1: Partitioning
Disks from the Perspective of a File System
Engineering A Raspberry Pi-based Supercomputer
Clarity Over Brevity in Variable and Method Names
FoundationDB: Not Your Standard NoSQL Database
Why Single-Inheritance Multiple-Interface OOP Is The Most Beautiful Thing
Flow: A Coroutine Kernel for .NET
C/C++ Low Level Curriculum Part 9: Loops
Towards Region-Based Memory Management for Go [PDF]
Time to Talk about REBOL's Future
"When your hammer is C++, everything begins to look like a thumb."
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