Understanding JavaScript IIFEs Like a Boss

Exception safety in Rust: using transient droppers to prevent memory leaks

Frequency Domain Image Compression and Filtering

Issue #31

11/5/2020

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Understanding JavaScript IIFEs Like a Boss

Published: 5 November 2020
Tags: javascript


Functions are a big part of JavaScript, and there are actually a lot of intricacies to them, especially when it comes to scoping. In this article, Mahdhi Rezvi does a deep dive into JavaScript's Immediately Invoked Function Expression, describing what they are, different variations of them, and a number of use cases which I was previously not aware of.

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Exception safety in Rust: using transient droppers to prevent memory leaks

Published: 4 November 2020
Tags: rust


In Rust, exception safety is defined as "being ready for unwinding". But that isn't the clearest explanation.  Arthur Carcano has written an article that essentially explains exception safety in Rust and how it can be achieved, in the context of array initialization.There's plenty of code to show what is being talked about.

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Frequency Domain Image Compression and Filtering

Published: 4 November 2020
Tags:
math, cpp


I'll be upfront and say this one isn't coding heavy, although it does have C++ code to go along with it. As many of you know, I have a background in electrical engineering, and signal processing is one of the most fascinating aspects of that. In this informative article, Alan Wolfe illuminates how it's done, and the results of processing in the frequency domain. Alan covers image compression, filtering, and convolution, all with accompanying images.

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