Rob Janssen

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How do computers read code?

When you first learned to write code, you probably realized that computers don't really have any common sense. You need to tell a computer exactly what you want. But do you know about all the work the computer does to understand what you mean?Twitter: http

Fast exact integer divisions using floating-point operations

On current processors, integer division is slow. If you need to compute many quotients or remainders, you can be in trouble. You potentially need divisions when programming a circular buffer, a hash table, generating random numbers, shuffling data randomly, sampling from a set, and so forth.

Behind the 'Bad Indian Coder'

An ongoing debate about the quality of outsourced code prompts a look at the country’s precarious economic and educational picture.

Introducing Visual Studio Live Share

We are excited to announce that we’re working on “Visual Studio Live Share”, which enables developers using Visual Studio 2017 or Visual Studio Code to collaborate in real-time! Learn more about Live Share and the upcoming limited private preview here.

Things you wanted to know about storing passwords but were afraid to ask

Security breaches are very common. To make matters worse, when it comes to users’ passwords it is frequent that no reasonable precautions were taken to ensure that they can’t be easily extracted from the breached data.

SOLID Deconstruction - Kevlin Henney

The SOLID principles are often presented as being core to good code design practice. Each of S, O, L, I and D do not, however, necessarily mean what programmers expect they mean or are taught. By understanding this range of beliefs we can learn more about practices for objects, components and interf

Ten features from various modern languages that I would like to see in any programming language

Lately I have been studying some modern languages, such as Reason, Swift, Kotlin and Dart. I got excited by many of the features they offer. Many of those features I had never read or heard of before. Today, I want to share with you the 10 features that I would like to see in any language.

Bypassing Browser Security Warnings with Pseudo Password Fields

It seems that there is no limit to human ingenuity when it comes to working around limitations within one's environment. For example, imagine you genuinely wanted to run a device requiring mains power in the centre of your inflatable pool - you're flat out of luck, right? Wrong!

Niel de la Rouviere on Twitter

Woah. Who knew? The emoji is a ligature. So you can do this in your Chrome console. #mindblown

Develop (and test) a dockerized, PostgreSQL backed, ASP.NET Core microservice in less than an hour

These days a .NET developer can create, test and deploy powerful software without breaking sweat. Writing a scalable, easily deployable performant ASP.NET Core microservice is easier than ever.

This Read-It-Later-list is just that, bookmarks of stuff I intend to read or have read. I do not necessarily agree with opinions or statements in the bookmarked articles.

This list is compiled from my Pocket list.