Category Archives: C++

Form vs Function in Applications

When you have been around the industry for a little while, you will see that nearly all applications, especially user-facing ones, are made of only three kinds of things: Forms, Reports and Workflows. A Form is simply an interface, a … Continue reading

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2014

So, how was 2014 for me, in tech at least? Pretty good. It has been quite an interesting experience adapting to an all-proprietary tech stack (database, language, IDE, job scheduler) but I feel I am finally getting a grip on … Continue reading

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August

As of today I am on gardening leave, and I intend to spend the time productively (after taking a long-planned and well-deserved holiday next week!). In no particular order: Update this blog more regularly, I have some posts that I … Continue reading

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Segmentation Faults, TAP and Eclipse

This is quite a neat trick. Consider: Referencing that NULL pointer obviously crashes straight away with a terse segmentation fault: By simply linking it with libSegFault, which seems to be documented only very informally, but comes with glibc: Of course … Continue reading

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One Year On

Re-learning C++ is proving to be something of an exercise in frustration thus far; it seems there is so much you need to know before you can get anything useful done. And choices that need to be made, this library … Continue reading

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Putting it all together: PubSub for OCaml with Coherence

In this post I will present a simple PubSub system for OCaml using the Continuous Query feature of Oracle Coherence. The code is all on GitHub. For this example, we will have three subscribers interested in different kinds of messages: … Continue reading

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Queries in Coherence with OCaml

Well, it looks like I posted the last entry too soon, as I can get close to what I want to do with the PofExtractor available from Coherence 3.5 onwards, without needing to write any Java (ugh!). It is a … Continue reading

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