Read-Only and Write-Only computer languages

A colleague and I were chatting the other day and we were talking about STL implementations (in the context of a broader discussion about template meta-programming and how difficult it is).   During our discussion, I described the STL implementation as “read-only” and he instantly knew what I was talking about.  As we dug in…

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What has Larry been doing for two years (and why has the blog been dark for so long)?

As many of you may know, I tend to blog about things I encounter in my day-to-day work that I think might be of general interest.  And for the past two years, even though I’ve run into things that were “blog-worthy”, I couldn’t write about them in public.  And thus no blog posts. But that’s…

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Getting started with test driven development

I’m at the build conference in Anaheim this week, and I was in the platform booth when a customer asked me a question I’d not been asked before: “How do you get started with test driven development”.  My answer was simply “just start – it doesn’t matter how much existing code you already have, just…

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