Thursday, October 20, 2011

NHibernate FAQ: how to specify exact database type in mapping

So you have simple class mapping like this:







and want to specify exact database type to „Timing“ property. So what should you do? You need the following very simple change in your mapping file:
That's it! Happy hibernating!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ISO C++11 Published (link)

ISO has now published the new C++11 standard and issued a press release...

More here...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Why the Era of Free Stuff Is Ending (link)

Just a couple of years ago, writer Chris Anderson asserted that free was the new price of everything . But now, it's looking like time to say farewell to free.

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Steve Jobs: A Few Memories (link)

I’m so sad this evening—as millions are—to hear of Steve Jobs’s death. Scattered over the last quarter century, I learned much from Steve Jobs, and was proud to consider him a friend. And indeed, he contributed in various ways to all three of my major life projects so far: Mathematica, A New Kind of Science and Wolfram|Alpha.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Global Interpreters lock and Ruby/Python concurrency (link)

The Global Interpreter Lock has also been in a subject a lot of discussions in the Python community and it’s not surprising that the Ruby community experiences the same debates since the evolution of their implementations are somewhat similar.

Read more about GIL

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

When "clever" goes wrong: how Etsy overcame poor architectural choices (link)

Ross Snyder, a senior software engineer at craft e-commerce site Etsy, recounted the story of the evolution of his company's technical architecture to a roomful of fellow travelers at the Surge conference in Baltimore. It was a story that, by his admission, is not entirely his own—he's only been with Etsy for a year and a half, which accounts for the “after” phase of the company's architectural picture.

Read more here...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Asynchronous Programming with Async and Await (msdn link)

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview introduces a simplified approach to asynchronous programming that makes code easier to write, understand, and maintain

The approach relies on two new keywords, the async (C#) modifier and the await (C#) operator.

MSDN article...