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Joy of Programming: Why is a Software Glitch Called a ‘Bug’?

In this column, we've always covered unusual and interesting technical topics. This month, we discuss the word "bug", and the history behind its use...

FOSS is __FUN__: The Best IDE

In any forum that talks about programming, a frequent topic is, "What is the best IDE for the language/framework under discussion?" This often leads to...

Joy of Programming: Scope, Lifetime and Visibility in C

Often, programmers confuse the scope, lifetime and visibility of variables. So I'll cover these three important concepts in this month's column. Whenever you declare a...

Lisp: Tears of Joy, Part 4

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...

Joy of Programming: Types of Bugs

In this column, we'll look at four types of bugs, named after popular scientists. The classification is interesting -- we'll understand how strange bugs...