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Joy of Programming

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We typically debug code to find and fix bugs. However, debugging itself can cause bugs. This is an interesting phenomenon that we cover in …

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The concept of “exception safety” is important for programming in the presence of exceptions. In this article, we’ll look at different levels of exception …

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It is common to see software projects fail. One important cause is ‘design and code rot’. In this article, let’s try understanding the causes, …

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Exception handling is tricky to get right. In this column, I present some guidelines for writing good exception handling code, by giving real-world (counter) …

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Every programmer knows that debugging is akin to a detective’s work. In this column, we’ll cover this “bug hunt” process with an example of …

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The stories of software development projects in crisis are amazingly familiar to all experienced programmers and managers. In this column, we’ll look at some …

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There are subtle differences between languages like C, C++, Java and C#. Programmers transitioning from one language to another should beware of such differences. …

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We often try to use a smaller data type to save space. Though it looks like clever programming, it can cause nasty bugs. Let’s …

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Logical bugs are very common in code and are often very difficult to find and fix. In this column, we’ll look at an example …

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In this column, we’ll look at four types of bugs, named after popular scientists. The classification is interesting — we’ll understand how strange bugs …