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Use the Bench Calculator to Program Mathematics

This third article in the mathematical journey through open source takes you through the functional power of the bench calculator. After going through basic programming on the bench calculator, it’s time to explore…

Time to Lisp

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 7

Lisp has been hailed as the world’s most powerful programming language. But only the top percentile of programmers use it because of its cryptic syntax and academic reputation. This is rather unfortunate, since…

Health check

Getting Started with SystemTap

If programming is an art, then debugging is even more so. To be a good programmer, one must master debugging. We have seen some good methods of kernel debugging, e.g., gdb, kgdb, kprobes,…

Hmm... time to debug

GDB: Logging Function Parameters, Part 1

Sometimes an application’s release version crashes in particular scenarios, but the debug version does not — and to make matters worse, the call-trace gets corrupted. It’s then very difficult to find the cause…

C'mon it's Lisp programming time again!

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 6

Lisp has been hailed as the world’s most powerful programming language — but only the top percentile of programmers use it, because of its cryptic syntax and academic reputation. This is rather unfortunate,…

Hmm... they claim it's powerful enough.

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 2

Lisp has been hailed as the world’s most powerful programming language. But only the top percentile of programmers use it, because of its cryptic syntax and academic reputation. This is rather unfortunate, since…

Drupal module development

A Quick-Start Practical Guide to Drupal Module Development

In this article, we attempt to build a simple module by learning some basics of the Drupal Module Core. You can extend Drupal by developing your own modules to suit your applications’ needs….

Subtle differences

Joy of Programming: Language Transition Bugs

There are subtle differences between languages like C, C++, Java and C#. Programmers transitioning from one language to another should beware of such differences. When I speak to my Tamil friends in English,…

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