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  Want to make your Eclipse run faster? Try this

Lots of us may find that our Eclipse takes a long time to launch, remember how many times you want to close this heavy machine and shout "F**K". Do you know why Eclipse launches slowly? Is it because we have too many plugins installed or we have created too many projects? No, it's not. Sometimes, it's because we don't have the correct configuration. So where to start? Go to eclipse.ini. First, you may want to add below line in your eclipse.ini configuration file: -Xloggc:gc.log This is to show w...

1,671 0 0          OPTIMIZATION ECLIPSE SPEED


  Why Javascript is a Joy

I’m probably a bit biased – being a front-end web developer for a few years will do that – but I really enjoy writing Javascript. I’ve recently retreated from pure coding the last few months, but I got an opportunity this past week to jump back into some tasks, and it has reminded me how fun it is to dive into our[1] front-end codebase. Yes, Javascript can be surprisingly elegant yet completely infuriating, and all on the same line of code; for a long time, it remained the joke...

1,497 0 0          JAVASCRIPT SPEED SIMPLICITY MALLEABLE


  Faster than C

Judging the performance of programming languages, usually C is called the leader, though Fortran is often faster. New programming languages commonly use C as their reference and they are really proud to be only so much slower than C. Few language designer try to beat C. What does it take for a language to be faster than C? Better Aliasing Information Aliasing describes the fact that two references might point to the same memory location. For example, consider the canonical memory copy: void...

1,870 1 0          C PERFORMANCE SPEED FORTRAN CRITERIA


  Why Do Some People Learn Faster?

The physicist Niels Bohr once defined an expert as “a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” Bohr’s quip summarizes one of the essential lessons of learning, which is that people learn how to get it right by getting it wrong again and again. Education isn’t magic. Education is the wisdom wrung from failure. A new study, forthcoming in Psychological Science, and led by Jason Moser at Michigan State University, expands on this important concept....

1,422 0 0          REASON ANALYSIS SPEED LEARN


  Go vs C benchmark. Could Go be faster than C?

During last semester I was attending Multiprocessor Architectures course, given at Facultad de Informática where I study my Computer Science degree. As part of the assignments due to pass the course, we had to do several programs written in C to benchmark matrix multiplication by testing different techniques and technologies. First of all we had to do a secuential program in three different versions: A normal one where the result matrix is ordered by rows and the loops range the matrix by ro...

1,973 0 0          COMPARISON C SPEED GP BENCHMARK FASTER


  How To Optimize Your Site With HTTP Caching

I’ve been on a web tweaking kick lately: how to speed up your javascript, gzip files with your server, and now how to set up caching. But the reason is simple: site performance is a feature. For web sites, speed may be feature #1. Users hate waiting, we get frustrated by buffering videos and pages that pop together as images slowly load. It’s a jarring (aka bad) user experience. Time invested in site optimization is well worth it, so let’s dive in. What is Caching? Caching is a gr...

1,223 0 0          SPEED WEBSITE PERFORMANCE HTTP CACHE HASH CODE


  Why Android Will Always Be Laggier Than iOS

One of the things that really stands out using an iPhone is just how smooth it feels compared to using Android. Where as Android is laggy, with a measurable interim between when you touch the screen and when the OS responds, iOS almost seems to anticipate what you want to do before your finger touches the display.How has Apple managed this incredible feat? A better question might be: “How has Google managed to screw up Android’s multitouch so much?” According to Andrew Munn — a sof...

1,328 0 0          UI DESIGN ANDROID IOS SPEED LAG


  The Balanced Developer

In preparation for a recent team offsite, I spent some time thinking about what I hold dear as a software developer. One idea I kept coming back to is the notion of balance. I see balance manifesting itself several ways in the work of a successful developer, some of which follow.Speed Versus QualityThe most obvious example is the balance of development speed and quality. When building software, it’s never a good idea to write code as fast as possible without any attention toward maintainabilit...

1,331 0 0          SOFTWARE QUALITY DEVELOPMENT BALANCE SPEED