"I/O" tag
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,…

Input/Output

Device Drivers, Part 9: I/O Control in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about the typical ioctl() implementation and usage in Linux. “Get me a laptop, and tell me about the x86 hardware…

Big data

Databases in the Era of Cloud Computing and Big Data

We take a look at the directions in which databases are evolving, driven by the twin factors of the “Cloud” and “Big Data”. Let’s start with a quick look at cloud computing, and…

Better queries with MySQL

Better Queries with MySQL, Part 2

Last month, we created a simple table with an index. The idea was to understand how indexes work in MySQL. For this, we populated the table with 100 rows, and ran EXPLAIN with…

Python threading and its caveats

Python Threading and its Caveats

As a rapid application development language, Python is highly preferred for being easy to use, feature-rich and robust. With multi-core processors now becoming more ubiquitous, one would expect Python programs to exploit redundant…

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