Yup, Still Learning a New Programming Language Every Year
I gave an update on this lifetime activity of mine in 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2013, and here we go for 2023.
Containers and DLL Hell
Back in the 1990s, shared libraries were all the rage. Instead of having to ship a 20 MB
*.exe file to your customer in various floppy disks, you could cut some code out, put it in a set of
*.dll files, and reuse that code across all your products. Every vendor would then install lots of DLL files in your system, and they would be reused by other apps from the same vendor.
The D programming language lacked a “killer app” to break through. Another brilliant language suffered from this situation, objectively deserving a much better fate than the one it had; Smalltalk.
As part of my work in VSHN, I lately prepared a set of demo applications ready to be containerized and deployed in our new product APPUiO Cloud.
My personal project during the pandemic was Conway, a project providing implementations of Conway’s Game of Life in as many programming languages as possible.
Una vez se me ocurrió enseñarle C++ a un amigo. Un error garrafal, pero bueno, fundamentalmente, lo que le dije fue esto.
The Developer Guide to Migrate Across Galaxies
This is the presentation I gave at the second App Builders Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, April 25th, 2017.
Still Learning One Language per Year
Quick update about my “one language per year” lifelong initiative:
Learning One New Language Every Year
Here’s an update of the current status of my “one language per year” lifelong initiative:
Smart Pointers in Objective-C++
One of the coolest features of C++ are templates, of which I’ve been drooling in the past.
How knowing C and C++ can help you write better iPhone apps, part 1
While learning how to write iOS applications, you will often encounter the phrase “learn C first”.
ImageMagick is a cool toolkit; not only it's a complete set of command-line applications, ported to Windows, Mac and Linux, supporting hundreds of different image formats, it's also a C++ library that you can use in your own applications!
Did you knew this is possible in C++? I didn’t.
Blow Your Mind
Take a careful look at this.
Code Coverage Using gcov
I’ve just uploaded a code coverage test project, using the gcov GNU tool.
Reducing Code Entropy
This is a rant: I am tired of seeing virtual methods implemented in child classes that, at some point or another, call the method of the same name in the base class.
Preferred Programming Languages
There are basically 5 languages that I really like. For several reasons.
Two New Projects
I’ve just published two more recent wxWidgets projects, always testing new features!
I have just created a project page for the BirthdayCard Project.
The Power of Open Source
I’m just giving the finishing touches to my wxWidgets + SQLite + CppUnit personal project, all written in standard C++, and compiling in Mac, Windows and Linux as well.
I have just posted a page in the site, about a recent project I’ve done, implementing a simple stack-based calculator, similar to those HP ones: it is called Calculator, and you can find it under the Project pages.
About Cross Platform Unit Testing
A lot has been said about unit testing à la JUnit in C++; the most interesting article about the subject is without any doubt Exploring the C++ Unit Testing Framework Jungle, By Noel Llopis, with a thorough comparison of the most important C++ unit testing frameworks out there:
A New Programming Language Every Year
Somewhere I read that it was a good thing to learn at least one new programming language every year; I think I have kept up that trend since 1992:
About code and eggs - excuse me?
The purpose of this article is to show that the current trends in software development owe a lot to ancient mindsets, and that some good old Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) programming constructs are no longer accepted in modern business development scenarios.