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Cost, scope and focus

Trade-offs in benchmarking

Is it quality you’re looking to improve? Or performance? Before you decide on what kind of a benchmark your system needs, you need to know the spectrum of cost and benefit tradeoffs.

Python basics

Why learn Python?

If you’re thinking of taking a deeper look at Python, you’ll first need some answers. What’s it like to program with Python? What scenarios does it work best in? And where is it better than competitors like Ruby, Java and C++?

Adaptive mobile architecture

ASP.Net Framework for mobile websites

Using ASP.Net for mobile development brings numerous advantages, including custom controls and a flexible, adaptive architecture. Juned Ahmed Ghanchi introduces us to the common approaches, the architecture and the web server controls.

Choose wisely

Divided we stand: Optional

After counter-ranting about NULL, Lukas Eder wants to look at another “special value” that might change everything for Java 8: Optional. Functional programmers love it, so its worth digging around to find out whether or not you should follow suit.

What is it all for?

Altruism, profit and IT

Programmers continue to suffer from burnouts, increasing responsibilities and a growing pressure to deliver more and more functionality to customers. But what role do developers need to play in business? And what is the true purpose of business?