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authorGeorge V. Neville-Neil

Wanton Acts of Debuggery
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Wanton Acts of Debuggery

Keep your debug messages clear, useful, and not annoying.

Debugging on Live Systems
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Debugging on Live Systems

It is more of a social than a technical problem.

File-System Litter
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File-System Litter

Cleaning up your storage space quickly and efficiently.

Storage Strife
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Storage Strife

Beware keeping data in binary format.

Think Before You Fork
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Think Before You Fork

Kode Vicious's thoughts on forking, config files, and using internal wikis.

Coder's Block
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Coder's Block

Programming is a creative endeavor, and therefore there is such a thing as coder's block. What does it take to clear the blockage?

Forest For the Trees
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Forest For the Trees

With the amount of disk space available to the modern programmer, and the lack of parental supervision in most...

Literate Coding
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Literate Coding

While it is true that "programmers aren't English majors," there are many days that I wish they were, or that...

Version Aversion
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Version Aversion

The way you number your releases communicates more than you might think.

Presenting Your Project
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Presenting Your Project

The what, the how, and the why of giving an effective presentation.

Plotting Away
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Plotting Away

Dear KV, I've been working with some code that generates massive data sets, and . . . I'm finding that more and more often I...

The Data-Structure Canon
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The Data-Structure Canon

Data structures are part of the foundation of computer science. It pays to revisit them from time to time.

Taking Your Network's Temperature
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Taking Your Network's Temperature

A prescription for capturing data to diagnose and debug a networking problem.

Broken Builds
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Broken Builds

Frequent broken builds could be symptomatic of deeper problems within a development project.

Kode Reviews 101
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Kode Reviews 101

A review of code review do's and don'ts.

Kode Vicious: Permanence and Change
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Kode Vicious: Permanence and Change

Highlighting the importance of doing one's best in view of code longevity and the impermanence of the changineer.
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