I'm down and out with a flu today. This is the perfect video to watch soaking out feverish muscle pains in a hot tub. Dave is a great story teller. I really liked the little personal tidbits like the Sparcstation story and his experiences presenting to
college kids. The tech stuff is broad and high level, and does not require too much concentration to follow while at the same time it is not too handwavy. Part II is 61% down. I hope my battery lasts long enough too pull it in completely.
Nice job Dave. Thanks C9.
(Another recomendation for those in a similar disconfort: the Jim Gray series is also highly recommended, as is hot lemon and camomile tea)
RickH asked what is to me at least a crucial question: What would be the properties of a good solution. Knowing what to aim for is crucial.
Maybe it is the C angle that has most here assuming that "speed & space" are the top desirable characteristics.
Personally I would rather have the candidates assume security, clarity and maintainability by default, and only go for increased efficiency as a sort of second coming. Better to ask though.
Finding out that the application domain for your little function is testing multi gigabyte strings stored on sequential access media after you have written the code might be a sort of "Duh!" moment.
Hey, the TI-99/4A was also the first programmable thing I got my hands on that wasn't called a calculator. I got no software with it, so I was trown in at the deep end and had to write my own games.
Loved it! The TI Basic manual was great!