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Stephen B. Morris

You're sure that your C/C++ memory-allocation code is bulletproof, but will the code work when the host platform is under stress? Consider using bit flags for applications that require low-level data access. Modern programming also routinely requires the use of complex language features such as callbacks and function pointers. As Stephen B. Morris explains, the use cases for these features are both simple and powerful.

This chapter from OpenGL Superbible: Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference, 7th Edition, provides an overview of the OpenGL pipeline from start to finish, providing insight into each of the stages, which include fixed-function blocks and programmable shader blocks.

Much has been written about DevOps, but most of it focuses on the Ops side of things. This article highlights the most important aspects for software architects and engineers, which is a short summary of the book DevOps: A Software Architect's Perspective, by Len Bass, Ingo Weber, and Liming Zhu. As such, the authors will cover core aspects that software architects should be aware of: DevOps, its motivation and its main practices, organizational aspects of introducing DevOps, and implications for software architecture.

Bill Wagner

Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, shares the details of two enhancements in C# 6 for initializing collections, which read more naturally and bring associative containers into parity with sequence containers' initialization syntax.

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John  Traenkenschuh

Smartphones on sale! Heavily discounted! Get a smartphone free with your dataplan two-year contract! And an order of fries!!

John  Traenkenschuh

The Cloud is mighty!  All Hail the Cloud, The Slayer of PCs!

John  Traenkenschuh

Windows 8 was envisioned as a desktop OS capable of fighting the consumers' fling with Tablets. Now that the war is against Tablets AND PC's, can Windows 10 draw consumers to it?

John  Traenkenschuh

Do you have Windows 10?  What do you think of it? Is the Desktop metaphor dead? Have you found a machine that is tablet and laptop enough to be fun and productive?

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