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To me, one of the hallmarks of good programming is that the code looks so simple that you are tempted to dismiss the skill of the author. Writing good clean understandable code is hard work whatever language you are using -- Francis Glassborow

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Latest Journal

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C Vu Volume 31 · Issue 4 · September 2019


  • This is only a test
  • Making a Linux Desktop
    Alan Griffiths illustrates how to get started with Mir.
  • Attitude, Accomplishment, Artistry
    Pete Goodliffe looks at our attitude to the code we write.
  • A Case Against the Use of Code ‘Smells’
    Simon Sebright asks if we’re using the term correctly.
  • The Standards Report
    Guy Davidson provides his latest report.
  • Code Critique Competition 119
    Set and collated by Roger Orr. A book prize is awarded for the best entry.
  • Reviews
    The latest roundup of reviews.
  • View from the Chair

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