A tech blog recommendation

I recently came across this blog in my web travels. The guy is a self described C++ hater, but also a C++ (and many other languages) super-genius, being a developer of compilers and debuggers and stuff for embedded C and C++ developers in the automotive industry. His articles aren’t too focused on C or C++ for those who don’t care about those languages; they range from x86 assembly/memory management to comparisons between Python and Perl. I find his style hilarious and enlightening. He’s something akin to a Bastard Sysop From Hell for the what’s-all-this-Web-2.0-crap generation. Or perhaps what Yahtzee would be like if he reviewed programming languages instead of videogames.

  • On doing OO with plain old C
  • On extreme programming (aka. XP, aka. Agile process) as a religious cult
  • On an evil of distributed revision control systems (and a retraction, but still worth a read)
  • On why global variables are good
  • On why he doesn’t write iPhone apps
  • A lament for long-forgotten days of coding exciting things