Programming Tools



Thoughtful leaders have dreamed up a more fluid software release structure to bridge the development and production environments, but...

Slow Dancing With Technology: Debugging, the Programmer and the Machine


As computing power has increased, programming languages have evolved to take advantage of enhanced computing resources. Learn more about...

Computer Programming: From Machine Language to Artificial Intelligence


If you want your applications to be truly global, they have to be able to handle languages other than U.S. English. Unicode provides a...

Unicode 101


There has long been a struggle between Vi and Emacs in the 'Editor Wars' but now Vim (Vi iMproved) may be emerging as a victor.

A Look at Vim: Winning the Editor Wars?


Conventions are guidelines that are meant to be followed, but what happens when they're not? In programming, Yoda conditions alter the...

Naming Conventions: What's the Big Deal?


Shells are powerful and highly versatile tools for Unix and Linux. There are numerous shells with different abilities out there, and they...

Unix/Linux Shells 101


Microsoft Visual Studio contains hundreds of shortcuts and tricks to accomplish some lengthy tasks more easily. Here are 10 simple ones to...

10 Tips for Visual Studio 2010 Power Users


Learn about some of the people who helped pioneer the field of computer programming.

The Pioneers of Computer Programming


In exploring the boundaries of what's possible in a game world, developers can get closer to answering some broader questions about...

Gaming Principles and the Future Virtual World


Learn the basics of candidate keys and how they operate in a database.