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Elitism: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Elitism: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Whenever you work with other people long enough, you'll no doubt encounter elitism. This is a given since it is a part of Human nature. However, not all elitism is bad, and its important to be able to recognise the difference.

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Error handling and you

Error handling and you

Error handling is serious business. Or at least, this is how a lot of programmers see it. For decades, programmers have handled program errors in a wide variety of ways, from error levels, to error codes, macros, exceptions and beyond, all based upon the core concept of detecting an error and then handling it. But this process may be inherently flawed, because it is a reactive, not proactive formula that ultimately places a huge burden on software design.

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Scripts, scripts everywhere

Scripts, scripts everywhere

If you're like me and you run Linux you probably fell in love with bash scripting as soon as you got an idea of how to use it effectively, and probably like me. You have found yourself with a huge collection of bash scripts in various directories on your whole hard drive. (I know people who only use /usr/local/bin, but when you're compiling multiple versions of wine for different games they can't all go there, at least it doesn't seem so) There's also the problem of having multiple copies of the same script in tons of directories and having to update it.

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