Why I’m Using C

Author: Casper Beyer

The front cover of the “C Programming Language” book as I recall it from memory

Why on earth would someone would pick C to start a new project in 2020? Surely there is a newer language with more shiny features that’s better right? Well I can’t speak for other people but I’ll tell you my reasons.

First of all let me preface this by saying that of course this is a biased opinion and the language I pick for something depends on the context it’s going to be used in. For example; I doubt I’ll ever be reaching for C when writing a web service simply because the ecosystem around that domain isn’t great and I’m not itching to write my http framework at this time.

But for games, more specifically cross-platform games C is a clear winner for me because it provides me with exactly the things I’m looking for which is reliability, simplicity and performance.

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Best Books for Programmers in 2020

Author: Aleksandar Vasilevski

There are many books out there for programmers and no one can read every book out there. There are many more articles about programming books written too, but it is hard to find a good filtered list with books for programmers. In this article, I wanted to make a list that will help everyone to find particular books about programming topics that they are interested in to read. I selected this particular list of books not just to improve your coding skills and make you a better programmer, but would also help you to grow as a person in every way.

I have sorted the list by the types of books that I think are the most important. In this list about best books for programmers, you will find books that are foundational to topics in computer science that will introduce you to the major programming concepts, will improve the way you think and your problem-solving ability. You will also find books that will help you write clean code and structure your code greatly. On the list, you will find books that will help you to advance your career as a programmer. And lastly, you will find books that will help you to grow as a person and to achieve the goals you want to achieve in your life. Many of the books listed are also used as textbooks in many computer science and software engineering universities around the world.

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PVS-Studio Static Analyzer as a Tool for Protection against Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

A Zero-day (0-day) vulnerability is a computer-software vulnerability introduced during the development process and not yet discovered by the developers. Zero-day vulnerabilities can be exploited by hackers, thus affecting the company’s reputation. Developers should seek to minimize the number of defects leading to such vulnerabilities. PVS-Studio, a static code analyzer for C, C++, C#, and Java code, is one of the tools capable of detecting security issues.

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10 Ways to Bring Code Quality Up to Scratch

Author: Gilad David Maayan

Code quality is a set of practices and standards that can help you achieve structural and functional software quality. You can use code quality metrics, tools, and practices to standardize collaboration attributes and maintain high product quality through continuous testing.

Code quality can also help promote the use of best practices through regularly updated documentation, as well as help you enforce standard refactoring practices. Read on to learn nine methods of implementing and improving code quality practices and processes.

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Handling Objections: Static Analysis Will Take up Part of Working Time

Talking to people at conferences and in comments to articles, we face the following objection: static analysis reduces the time to detect errors, but takes up programmers’ time, which negates the benefits of using it and even slows down the development process. Let’s get this objection straightened out and try to show that it’s groundless.

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