Monthly Archives: August 2014

A marvellous miscellany

Three different books and articles that I read this weekend across a range of different subjects. The Little Book of Semaphores by Allen B. Downey This book looks at various concurrency problems and shows how they can be solved using semaphores. At … Continue reading

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Stop interrupting me

We’ve been using the Quartz work scheduler in a service that I’m maintaining at work. This is a .NET port of a Java application, and while looking over the source code I noticed a pattern that I hadn’t seen used before … Continue reading

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See more sharp things

I found a few interesting C# related things over the weekend. On the open Roslyn codeplex repository there is now a link to a specification for pattern matching in C#. This boils down to a new operator, is, which can … Continue reading

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Device drivers step by step

Linux Device Drivers by Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, and Greg Kroah-Hartman In my continuing attempts to get to grips with operating system kernels, I’ve been playing around with Linux. This all started out when I took a Coursera course on malware, … Continue reading

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