Recently, NASA and ESA published to the public fascinating photo of visible part of the universe. Source is Hubble Ultra Deep Field. On the photo, you can count 10 thousand galaxies and even more stars. It should be noted that you can see a lot of points with different colors. These are galaxies too.
Yesterday Google announced 64-bit version of Chrome. If you want to get one, you have to choose between Dev Channel and Canary channel for Windows 7 and 8 users.
I dare to suppose, that 64-bits builds of browser soon or later will be moved to the beta stage.
According to the developers, new version of Chrome is about 25% faster than the regular one. Furthermore, browser supports some features of Windows 8, for example High Entropy ASLR, which makes browse just a little bit safer.
I have studied numbers of errors caused by using the Copy-Pate method and can assure you that programmers most often tend to make mistakes in the last fragment of a homogeneous code block. I have never seen this phenomenon described in books on programming, so I decided to write about it myself. I called it the "last line effect".
The first impressions are most lasting! It is relevant not only in life, but also in design. The design impression consists of a number of factors, and one of the most important is the color.
It is not always easy to understand what colors go together, and this article covers the basics of color theory, which will be useful in choosing a color scheme for the website design. Let's start with the basics.
Really simple and amazing CSS-effect
Recently I have come across a really simple and amazing in implementation rollover effect for the buttons on CSS menu. Its creator is some Japanese under a nickname ksk1015 in Twitter.
Here are its demo effect and writing process.
It is common practice not to like Windows. But, as a rule, phrase: “I haven't read the book but still condemn it” describes this situation well. Despite the tendency of not like Windows, there are still some things that are implemented well. I’d like to tell you about one of them.
I’ll review the embedded into OS implementation of the lock-free stack and its performance comparison with the cross-platform analogues.
The implementation of non-blocking stack on the basis of a singly linked list (Interlocked Singly Linked Lists, SList), has been available in WinAPI for quite a while. Operations on such list initializing and stack primitives over it have been implemented. Without going into details of implementing the SLists, the Microsoft just say that they use some non-blocking algorithm in order to implement atomic synchronization, increase performance and get rid of lock problems.
You are so lucky to be a programmer. I would like to be the programmer.
- Why do not you learn?
- I already tried. I checked out codeacademy and other websites, but it is not mine.
- Yep, the programming is not really for everyone.
- You are well paid, and you can create different things. Almost every day you get some crazy offers at least for 100 thousand dollars.
- Yep, honestly it's very flattering and a little mind-blowing.
- You get your share in the company and you know that the software engineers are always respected. You can implement any idea in the app and get rich. Moreover, you do not need to hire anyone for this.
- Actually, the programming makes me miserable.
- Wow. What do you mean by that?
- In order to be a good programmer, I need to develop a special mindset and that makes me sad. I noticed this in other programmers, of course, not all, but in many.
- What is this mindset?
- This is concentration on the strengths, and not on the weaknesses.
- Why do you need this to become a good coder?
- I work like this:
Do you remember this movie? What is it doing here? Why the hell such post on Kukuruku at all?
I guess, because I think that the main piece of IT is human, or rather our brain. I’ll tell you about another possibility of using your brain a bit more effectively. Everything described here has been tried out on me. It’s important to note that I’ll highlight if I haven’t tried something out. I didn’t use any drugs or devices. Popular methods have only been used. And yes, it’s devastatingly realistic. Having tried it once, you'll never resist telling about it.
I think that each of you tried to find the own way to solve tasks in the learning process of a relational database management system, and not knowing that out there are various helpful features, which could speed up the queries at times and reduce the code size. In this article I want to share with you my experience, namely how to work with MySQL comfortably, often allowing the programmer to do the things that other databases would not be able to do. This material would be useful rather for those who just decided to delve into the wonderful world of queries, but maybe the experienced programmers will find something interesting for themselves here.
I have heard on the internet a lot of angry comments that Windows 7 - sucks! You see how much memory it eats up! To prove that below are given a few screenshots, and once again everyone blames the crooked hands Hindu programmers. Let's take a look what is going on over there.