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Joy of Programming: Fail Fast!

When a problem occurs in the software, it should fail immediately, in an easily noticeable way. This "fail fast" behaviour is desirable, and we'll...

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...


Welcome to CodeSport!  In this month's column, we continue our discussion on memory access errors. In last month's column, we had discussed a set of...

Joy of Programming: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish!

We often try to use a smaller data type to save space. Though it looks like clever programming, it can cause nasty bugs. Let’s...