Friday, April 13, 2012

Articles Worth Your Time 2011-04-13

1. Can JITs be faster? (from http://tirania.org/blog/)
Very interesting article about JITs compiler. Covers principals of JIT optimization with some examples from modern JITs (JAVA HotSpot and Mono JIT compiler).
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2. C Finally Gets A New Standard (from http://drdobbs.com)
Tom Plum explores the new additions to C in a series of articles, starting with language-level atomic operations and thread primitives.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

I was mentioned in .Net Rocks! Show. Awesome!!!

I was mentioned in .Net Rocks! The following is transcript form show #743:

Carl Franklin:
So, what I went out and did is I found a really good blog post on something that we haven’t really talked about. Google has this GeoCoding API so that you can convert an address like, whatever, a real physical address into geographic coordinates. Well, I went looking for some good examples of how to access that in C# and I found the Random Thoughts blog which is a guy named Darius in Lithuania, and he did this awesome article. It was from last year, about this time: GeoCoding with C# and Google GeoCoding API V3 which is still the current version. If you go to www.tinyurl.com/geocodingdotnet you’ll get to that article. And I thought it was good because it’s something you don’t see every day, and he’s using... He has another version that uses JSON to access it, and it’s just clean and easy and commented well. There’s a couple of comments that this is exactly what these people are looking for.

Richard Campbell: Awesome!

Thank you “.Net Rocks!” guys, thank you!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's time to move on

I have worked in SoftDent for 2 years 8 months but is time to leave now for new opportunities. I have many people to thank for supporting me and teaching me. My teammates and coworkers. Something that I will miss the most is the joy of creating and joy of solving hard problems together, all the years of fun and learning. Many of my teammates have become very strong developers and it has been a privilege to work with them. We have tried so many new shiny things: TDD, Continues integration, Scrum, Git, NUnit, NHibernate and PostgreSQL... So long, and thanks for all the fish ;)

I wish good luck in all your future endeavors!

P.S. And one more time morning motivation song...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Quote of The Day 2012-04-04

The brain works as naturally as the kidneys and the blood-vessels. It is not dormant just because there is no conscious purpose to be served at the moment…

…it goes right on manufacturing ideas – streams and deluges of ideas, that the sleeper is not using to think with about anything. But the brain is following its own law; it is actively translating experiences into symbols, in fulfillment of a basic need to do so. It carries on a constant process of ideation.

- Susanne K. Langer