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How I developed a faster Ruby interpreter

Vladimir Makarov

Learn about 8 optimization techniques for a faster interpreter in Ruby which I developed using a dynamically specialized internal representation (IR).

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How to categorize C programs by behavior

Martin Sebor

Could your perfectly running program blow up someday? Learn different types of behavior in the standard and what helps make a correct C or C++ program.

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An introduction to debug events: Learn how to use breakpoints

Keith Seitz

Breakpoints are the most commonly used (and underused) debugging event in a debugger. This article discusses the breakpoint features that GDB offers developers, and shows how to use breakpoints effectively.