Beautiful Architecture is a kind of follow-up of Beautiful Code, which I reviewed some time ago. Far smaller, the book is aimed at architecture, although Beautiful Code also presented some aspect of architecture.
The question I’ve asked myself whether or not it is as good as its predecessor.
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Some books geared toward game programming beginners tend to only scratch the surface of the presented language and of what it takes to write a game. There are some pitfalls that are specific to games that need to be addressed (or so the book says), and this is what this book is about.
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GCCXML uses GCC as a front-end to parse C or C++ files. It then generates XML files for the interface, that is, it generates tags for the types and prototypes it parses. Then, pygccxml is a wrapper over it which parses the XML file to generate a Python object with every information one may need.
So I will quicly show here how it is possible to generate serialization/deserialization and then how to wrap functions with my custom serialization functions.
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A network application should be tested for the performance it is meant to have. To do this, tools must be used, results analyzed, … This book is about bringing together experience on this.
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I’ve played a little bit with Intel Parallel Studio. Let’s say it has been a pleasant trip out in the wildness of multithreaded applications.
Intel Parallel Studio is a set of tools geared toward multithreaded applications. It consists of three Visual Studio plugins (so you need a fully-fledged Visual Studio, not an Express edition):
- Parallel Inspector for memory analysis
- Parallel Amplifier for thread behavior and concurrency
- Parallel Composer for parallel debugging
This is an update of the review I’ve done for the beta version. Since this first review, I’ve tried the official first version.
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In March, I’ve set up a Redmine application with the Ruby webserver Webrick. Since then, I’ve migrated to Apache, and then the question was: Which Ruby bridge module to use? It’s not that the choice is large, you have mod_fastcgi, mod_fcgid and mod_rails a.k.a. Passenger. I’ve tried the three of them, and only one was a success.
As for the last post about Redmine, I’ve compiled everything (Apache included) in a custom location and I start the server from there (without root rights).
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