4 entries tagged with 'Software development'

A language

A language that does not affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing.

0.1 + 0.2 != 0.3 and 0.1 * 0.2 != 0.02

What every computer scientist should know about floating-point arithmetic. A shorter and simpler explanation can be found here.

How to ask questions the smart way

In the world of hackers, the kind of answers you get to your technical questions depends as much on the way you ask the questions as on the difficulty of developing the answer. This guide will teach you how to ask questions in a way more likely to get you a satisfactory answer. It is written by Eric S. Raymond, the author of the cathedral & the bazaar.

What's wrong with libraries, and what to do about it

Surely "Just learn these 57 classes" is not the re-use we were promised?