Programmer Competency Matrix

April 19, 2009 § 1 Comment


The real reason why C++ was invented

March 16, 2009 § 1 Comment

First of all, I’m not sure if this post is for real. If so, shocking. If not, it’s a very good humor.

In short, the real reason why Bjarne Stroustrup created the language is to keep software engineer salary relatively high, C++ developers nowadays indeed have very good salary.

He also mentioned that C++ doomed Mentor Graphic big time.

Read it for yourself.

Tokyo Cabinet: Another Key-Value Database

February 26, 2009 § Leave a comment

Tokyo Cabinet is cool because of 2 things:

  1. Its name,
  2. It spends 0.4 sec writing 1M records.

More and more key-value databases are coming into the web space. I guess they are essential for building the “cloud”.


Challenge to Break Python Security

February 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

A coder called Tav submitted this challenge. Enjoy!

His module was created with the intent to restrict execution to local filesystem.

Humor: Unusual Passenger on PDX MAX

February 23, 2009 § Leave a comment

Coyote on PDX

Coyote on PDX

Apple: Glimpse of MacBook Production

February 22, 2009 § Leave a comment

Some of Apple latest marketing tools show us a little bit of its production factory. I aggregate those here for readers enjoyment.

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