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The Art of Unit Testing by Roy Osherove

The Art of Unit Testing is useful for both beginner unit testers and for those who already have a bit of experience. While the edition I read is with C# examples it is useful and understandable for...

Goodbye 2019, hello 2020!

We are changing our old calendars to the new ones, even though my wife missed this year our local heroes, the firefighters, who sell their wall calendars for some donations. It’s high time to thi...

The big STL Algorithms tutorial: transform's undefined behaviour

In the last article on the series on the STL algorithms, we discussed std::transform. For not the first time, we saw an interface where the user has to pass in two ranges with the help of three par...

Refocus on the Agile Developer

A few weeks ago I had the chance to give a presentation at a company-wide event about the importance of not forgetting about the developer in the midst of the agile transformation. Why is that you...

The best 8 books I read this year

I love reading. I read almost every morning and every night. It sets me for the day and it calms me down before going to sleep. I try to read at least 2 books per month and it’s becoming a traditi...

Does this string declaration compile?

Fellow C++ developers out there! I have a question for you! Will the following code compile? If not, why not? If it does, why? #include <string> int main() { std::string(foo); } Spen...

My DEV birthday gift for you: DEV.to Analytics!

I joined DEV.to a bit more than two years ago. I don’t remember at all how I found this website, but it seemed welcoming. I particularly liked its really simple design. As a backend guy, it was ver...

Stillness Is The Key by Ryan Holiday

Stillness is the key is the new book of Ryan Holiday that just came out about a month ago and it finishes his trilogy about… I wanted to write that about stoic philosophy, but it’s not really the t...

The big STL Algorithms tutorial: transform

In this next part of the big STL algorithm tutorial, we will discover only one algorithm, the transform. I find very important, plus it doesn’t have variants like the copy or move algorithms. On th...

Keep calm and do less

The last one of the Five good emperors, Marcus Aurelius had a note in his Meditations: “If you seek tranquillity, do less.” This is one of his thoughts that is the most applicable to software devel...