Monthly Archives: November 2013

That’s no barrier to my understanding

It’s all very well knowing the theory of multi-core cache consistency and the associated compiler and hardware memory models on various languages and processors (which make it necessary to insert memory barriers), but there’s nothing like seeing real examples. The … Continue reading

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This language has more than one dimension

I’m really enjoying the Principles of Reactive Programming course which is currently running on Coursera. We are currently at week three, and have had some interesting lectures on monads, and how they can be used to model effects such as … Continue reading

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Puzzling

Algorithmic Puzzles by Anany Levitin and Maria Levitin I am not really sure what the “Algorithmic” means in the title, as this is mainly a book of maths puzzles. There were very few questions that asked you to design an … Continue reading

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I’m a little blue today

We’re currently re-organising at work, and my time working on the .NET profilers has come to an end. In a couple of weeks I’ll be working on products for Windows Azure which should prove to be an interesting challenge. I’ll … Continue reading

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That’s not what I expected

I upgraded my laptop to Windows 8.1, and the windows store icon disappeared and the mail application started failing to start. Fortunately, I found the following post. Running the Microsoft Apps Troubleshooter, it told me that it had fixed a … Continue reading

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Keep it simple

Secure Coding: Principles and Practice by Mark G Graff and Kenneth R van Wyk This book isn’t a set of example vulnerabilities in pieces of software, but rather takes a step back and looks at the reasons that insecure software … Continue reading

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