MinGW GCC and all that great stuff
One of the most overlooked programs out there is GCC - The Gnu Compiler Collection - a vast array of development tools that are truly free to use unencumbered.
It provides a suite of compilers from Fortran, to Java, to C++.
At the moment for Windows unless you use Cygwin (not recommended ...read more
Sun announced the open-source Java Development Kit recently. It's under the GPLv2 license and it looks like they want to capture the open-source community.
This could be a really interesting period since Java may start to gain even more traction as more people become involved in its development. Hopefully ...read more
SPA Cambridge Meeting - CMMI
New Blog Of Interest
CMake - Cross-Platform Make
CMake is a cross-platform make system that seems to be gaining a large following. It is simple to write the make definitions and the program can create platform specific builds including Visual Studio.NET project and solution files. There is a nice Wikipedia article here.
Recently KDE successfully transitioned to ...read more
Dell Offers Ubuntu Linux Option
Dell has officially announced they will be making Linux based computers.
Dell are going to offer certain computers with the option of Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) as the pre-installed OS. This is a good thing because it will at least guarantee the hardware and support of those platforms will ...read more
GUI Toolkits - Notus
Visual C++ Orcas
OpenGL on Vista
Even though Windows Vista has been out a few months the myth that OpenGL is being degraded is still being perpetuated. Even though it was debunked what seems like at least a year ago the story just seems to have legs.
Anyway to re-emphasise that all is well in the ...read more
C++ Interview Questions
I've been scouring the Internet for the best way to interview C++ developers. I'm new at the whole process but I do like finding out what other people have learnt, so maybe I can miss out some of the initial mis-steps.
Having technical questions to ask isn't ...read more
Some interesting C++ articles
On osnews there is a story linking to some articles about C++. These articles cover C++ polymorphism and leveraging vector processing capabilities of modern processors with C++.
The polymorphism articles cover the use of templates to define interfaces and avoid inheritance. It all looks very COM like... There should be ...read more
KDE desktop news
Sabayon Linux Video
Death By Powerpoint
Visual C++ Orcas Feature Specifications
Bug Databases - Bugzilla
One of the great things about working in computers is finding technologies that makes your life easier. Finding a good fit for your development process is a bonus, but sometimes you do have to alter your process slightly to get the most out of those tools. One of the best ...read more
Online Code Reviews - Codestriker
Part of the development process at work is code reviews. It is a peer review working as a sanity checker, and provides more than one set of eyes looking at the problem. The process itself is fairly simply governed by an excellent source control system in Subversion (with additional excellent ...read more