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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…

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie

Joy of Programming: The Legacy of C

Dennis Ritchie died on the 8th of October 2011, at the age of 70. His lasting contributions to computing include creating the C language, and co-creating the UNIX operating system. In his memory,…

Loop optimisation

CodeSport (November 2011)

In this month’s column, we will continue our discussion on some of the common loop optimisations performed by the compiler. In last month’s column, I had presented a coding snippet (shown below) and…

Because it's fun to code on GNU/Linux

Write Your Next Program on Linux

Quite a few colleges and schools still teach C/C++/Java programming on Windows — and even worse, on DOS (using Turbo C/C++)! GNU/Linux provides a first class operating system, replete with support for dozens…

Puzzling Things About C

Joy of Programming: Some Puzzling Things About C Language!

Have you wondered why some of the features of C language are unintuitive? As we’ll see in this column, there are historical reasons for many of C’s features. Can you guess why there…

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