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andrew binstock
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Editor in Chief of Oracle's Java Magazine; formerly editor of Dr. Dobb's; Founder, Platypus Project (typesetting) at platypus.pz.org
Editor in Chief of Oracle's Java Magazine; formerly editor of Dr. Dobb's; Founder, Platypus Project (typesetting) at platypus.pz.org

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Bit-oriented I/O in C++ (using templates). When writing data-compression software, you often emit blobs of 9, 10, 11 bits, etc. Marshalling these correctly so that they can be writtne (and later read back) as bytes is not quite as easy as it appears. 

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My tribute to one of the greatest wits to ever write in technology, Stan Kelly-Bootle.

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Eric Bruno's JMS implementation with minimal set up and configuration is now opensourced.

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The best of Dr. Dobb's for 2012

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Perhaps the darkest fortune cookie I've ever received!

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We've just posted one of the first articles about programming the Intel Xeon Phi -- the 60-core monster they're shipping in January. http://www.drdobbs.com/parallel/programming-intels-xeon-phi-a-jumpstart/240144160

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My take on the problems with error handling in mordern languages. Basically, we need better options than exceptions and return codes.
http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/the-scourge-of-error-handling/240143878

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Getting the lay of the land writing your first Windows 8 apps: http://www.drdobbs.com/windows/writing-your-first-windows-8-app-the-lay/240143752?token=d15bea9a1d119ad6e56f96d70c3864c8 As expected, it's a descent into an entirely different world. We're running a 3-part series in three successive weeks on Dr. Dobb's to give devs a chance to figure out how it all fits together.

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