Simon Timms

Null No More

There was once a computer programmer. There had been programmers before this one and there were programmers after him. In that way he wasn’t remarkable but in many, many other ways he was. Sir Tony Hoare was the creator of the Quicksort, Hoare logic and, unfortunately, the concept of null. Speaking at QCon in 2009 …

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3 Methods to Improve Your Code’s Performance

Famed computer scientist Donald Kunth once wrote that premature optimization is the root of all evil. I dare say that the problems the famed algorithmist faced are slightly more advanced than those most of us run into on a daily basis. Nonetheless the rule has been repeated and passed down from programmer to programmer over …

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