Adhityaa's Microblog

Always Qualify Your SQL Columns

Consider the following PostgreSQL query. There’s something wrong with it.

Makefiles and JavaScript

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. But if that hammer is absurdly multi-purposed, there’s nothing wrong with this approach. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Makefiles and JavaScript are the proverbial hammer and nail in this post.

John Carmack on Inlined Code

http://number-none.com/blow/john_carmack_on_inlined_code.html

[PDF] How to Read a Paper – S. Keshav

http://blizzard.cs.uwaterloo.ca/keshav/home/Papers/data/07/paper-reading.pdf

JVM's compressed 32-bit pointers that can address 32 GB of memory

https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/HotSpot/CompressedOops

Stuff I Like

What better way to start a blog than an opinionated piece about all the things I like and, more importantly, hate. It goes without saying – if you like anything I dislike, you suck. Some of these are still evolving, so I’ll probably be making changes all the time.