"C/C++" tag

CodeSport

This month’s column continues the discussion on JavaScript language features. For the last couple of months, the topic of dynamic languages such as JavaScript and how they differ from traditional statically compiled languages…

Threading support in C++11 standard

CodeSport (April 2012)

In this month’s column, we continue our discussion on the threading support introduced in the new C++11 standards. We first look at how we can manage threads. In last month’s column, we had…

Programming tools for Linux

Programming Tools for Linux

This article is not so much about the various languages, as the programming tools that can be used to write programs using the languages. When students first start taking programming courses at various…

Function Pointers and Callbacks in C

Function Pointers and Callbacks in C — An Odyssey

Function pointers are among the most powerful tools in C, but are a bit of a pain during the initial stages of learning. This article demonstrates the basics of function pointers, and how…

Preparing for programming interviews?

CodeSport (February 2012)

This month’s column is special, in honour of LFY’s 9th anniversary. We feature tips on how to prepare for programming interviews. This month, we celebrate the 9th anniversary of LFY. It’s been a…

How to become a hacker!

Hackers and the Open Source Revolution

This piece corrects the confusion created by mainstream media between “hacker” and “cracker”. It also considers the history, nature, attributes, ethics and attire of hackers, plus more. Interested in being one yourself, or…

It's Qt

Developing Apps on Qt, Part 1

This article introduces application development using the Qt GUI framework. There was a time when all desktop applications were developed from scratch. Then came the concept of code reuse. Static and shared libraries…

Questions

CodeSport (January 2012)

In this month’s column, we take a short break from our discussion of compiler optimisations and feature a set of questions for computer science interviews. We have been discussing compiler optimisation over the…

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Loading Library Files in C++

This article demonstrates how to load shared or dynamic library files in programs written in C++, which is not as straightforward as in C. Device drivers and library files have always been associated…

Problem solving

CodeSport (September 2011)

In this month’s column, we pose a set of questions related to C/C++, algorithms and data structures, for our readers to practice and prepare for interviews. In last month’s column, we had looked…

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