Publishing C++/CLI on LeanPub

I came across LeanPub a few months back. I believe it was through hanselman – blog, video or something. I liked LeanPub instantly because of a couple of reasons. It supports writing in markdown and I love markdown. There is a large collection and variety of books including technical books and…

Written on Stone

Academia The Mamallapuram Shore Temple, constructed on the deep southern shores of the Bay of Bengal, is one of the oldest stone structures on the planet. It was built around the beginning of the Anno Domini (AD). The site consists of three temple structures, subsidiary structures, and statues primarily built…

Lights Preserved

I have a separate blog – Lights Preserved where I get to claim myself a photographer, and where I publish some of my artistic snapshots. 😀 Nothing entertains me on a Sunday beating the nap and pecking around my old store. Published a few good snaps that brought back good memories. Take…

.NET for the next generation

It was about a decade ago when Visual Studio .NET 2002 was launched. Having worked with Visual Studio 6 until then, the new interface was refreshing and powerful along with .NET and the suite of languages, tools and technologies. If you were there, you would have felt times were changing.…

final, const and beyond

What are your thoughts on the following piece of code? [code lang=java] public String someGibberishMethod() { int length = someMethodReturningLength(); int sum = 0; for (int index = 0; index < length; ++index) { // some code that updates the sum variable } SomeClass someClass = new SomeClass(sum); int sumValueInsideSomeClass = someClass.getSumValue(); // use someText, maybe log…

The unconquerable

Hercules was a strong man; a tall muscular perfect masculine figure. He moved boulders with his bare hands. He stopped elephants and swung them by their tusks. No doubt, he prevented battles by his mere presence. His body drew its strength from within. He was no less than unconquerable. Even…

JAR Tips: Loading dependencies

If you are writing a typical console based application in Windows, you would end up with an executable (exe). You might also have one or more dependent libraries (DLL). The question is where do we place these DLLs so that they are picked up at runtime by the application; loaded…