My current line of work revolves around an app that runs on four platforms – Android, iOS, macOS and Windows. It’s core code base is written in C++ and it uses Objective-C (on iOS and macOS) and Java (on Android) to access native APIs. I wanted to share some tips and tricks that I’ve accumulated […]
… in curly bracket languages. I’ve always said – using single line ifs is dangerous, because a junior (or even a seasoned) developer might make a mistake and add an extra line of code which will not be executed in the if block. I was watching this presentation of Kevlin Henney about Structured Programming – […]
It’s been a while since I wrote something here and there’s a reason for that. I took some online courses, because … well first of all I love to learn new things and second it was about software/hardware interfacing – a.k.a. the base principles in developing your OS.
Do you know what’s a table, a bitset, the stack, the high and lows. Yes, no, not quite sure … well in any way this post might come in handy. This glossary is aimed at Intel x86 and x86_64 and any consequent solutions built on PC architecture.
It’s been a month – pretty long vacation away from my most beloved hobby, but I’m just a human, I have my needs. I like snowboarding, so I went to Austria and did a proper powder riding. I’m still playing in the band, and I did a few gigs here in Riga. And last but […]
While writing my OS I’ve had my time playing around the possibilities that open up mixing these two languages together. So I wanted to share my knowledge.
As I’m walking through the great adventure of building my own OS, I occasionally have some questions and notes to write down. So this is my “journey so far…” post. You can follow my progress on GitHub, because I’m pushing updates more often than I write these blogs.
I ain’t dead, I’m still researchin. It’s kind of never ending story, but still I need to mark few things down. Today it’s all about memory layout and storage (hard disk drive).
I’m still testing out a few options of cross-compilers. This time I’ve built a MinGW cross-compiler for i786 ELF format binaries. As I’ve been pointed out – MinGW does not have any dependencies on external libraries (like Cygwin) and it does not have problems with DOS paths (like Cygwin, which I could not force to […]
Ok, the resonance over the Internet has died down a bit … I wasn’t expecting it to happen, but shit just happens. 7500 unique visitors on the first day, 32k on the second – not bad 🙂 Now I need to write few more ideas down (for my self).