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Let’s Hook a Library Function

If you are a developer, and want to change the way a library function works, this article will give you a basic idea of...

The Comprehensive LAMP Guide — Part 2 (MySQL)

MySQL is the most widely used Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), and is the "M" in the LAMP stack. One of the main uses...

Joy of Programming: Calling Virtual Functions from Constructors

Calling virtual functions from constructors is problematic, and this problem can manifest itself in many ways. In this column, we'll take a look at...

Code Profiling in Linux Using Gprof

Today, performance is a pivotal point in the programming world. Programmers constantly strive to make their code run in fewer milliseconds. Performance analysis can...

Device Drivers, Part 3: Kernel C Extras in a Linux Driver

This article in the series on Linux device drivers deals with the kernel's message logging, and kernel-specific GCC extensions. Enthused by how Pugs impressed their...

Joy of Programming: Questions and Answers on C

Let's look at some of the queries received from readers relating to programming in C. Q. Where are enum members stored in memory? How does...