Published: 27 August 2021
A virtual machine is pretty much another computer running inside of your computer's system. One excuse to build them from scratch is to better understand how computers work. Rodrigo Araujo's extensive article was created for just that reason, and Rodrigo does an excellent job of explaining those gnarly bits that leave you scratching your head (like unexplained bitwise operations).
Published: 1 September 2021
Tags: csharp, dotnet
Reading from/writing to files is going to a play a role in most systems, making it a crucial feature of any language/framework. Well with .NET 6, there have been a number of changes to the FileStream class. In this expansive article, Adam Sitnik covers all of the improvements for FileStream that fall under performance, thread-safe file IO, scatter/gather IO, and some breaking changes.
Published: 4 May 2021
Sorting networks are like sorting algorithms that require a fixed length of items as input and are made up of comparison elements that just change the items position based on their value. And they're sequential programs. Not a very good explanation? Well Jannis Harder does a much better job in this article. After the introduction, Jannis answers questions like where are sorting networks used, how are they identified, how they're constructed, and how to prove their optimality.