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Coding without Google

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Back in 2016, an intriguing article appeared on Reddit: “Do Experienced Programmers Use Google Frequently?”. The author discussed if expert programmers use google more often than novice coders. He mentioned that using google is a good thing. It helps to find the best solutions, validate ideas, speed the development. Google nowadays seems to be a crucial part of any developer toolbox.

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Extensible Stream Logging in Modern C++

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This blog post will show you how to create a robust and scalable logging library using lots of Modern C++ techniques. The author successfully used this code on Arduino embedded environment and various other production areas. Let’s dive right in. Written by Stephen Dolley Stephen works with C++ commercial and government development teams to upgrade their skills and improve the expressiveness and robustness of their code.

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How to Use The Newest C++ String Conversion Routines - std::from_chars

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With C++17 we get another facility to handle the conversion between text and numbers. Why should we care about the new routines? Are they better in any way? Before C++17 C++, before C++17, offered several options when it comes to string conversion: sprintf / snprintf sscanf atol strtol strstream stringstream to_string stoi and similar functions And with C++17 you get another option: std::from_chars!

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How to Convert Numbers into Text with std::to_chars in C++17

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In this post, I’ll show you how to use the newest, low-level, conversion routines form C++17. With the new functionality, you can quickly transform numbers into text and have super performance compared to previous techniques. Before C++17 Until C++17, we had several ways of converting numbers into strings: sprintf / snprintf stringstream to_string itoa and 3rd-party libraries like boost - lexical cast And with C++17 we get another option: std::to_chars (along with the corresponding method from_chars) !

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Three Myths About Floating-Point Numbers

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A single-precision floating-point number is represented by 32 bits and hides various wonderful encoding techniques. However, some of those tricks might cause some imprecise calculations so it’s crucial to know how to work with those numbers. Let’s have a look at three common misconceptions. This is a guest post from Adam Sawicki

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C++ Software Security Sins: Basic Issues

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C++ Software Security Sins In the world of software development, we are up against new cybersecurity threats each day, and the risks and consequences of un-secure software are too significant to be unaware of. Let’s review some common security threats that might lurk in our C/C++ code. This article is an adapted version of the presentation given by Mary Kelly, supported by Embarcadero.

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