August 13, 2003

Linux vs. Windows: Choice vs. Usability

uring the recent LinuxWorld conference, Linux proponents loudly celebrated Linux’ increasing importance in the world of software. It’s true that Linux has made great strides in becoming a standard part of the computing landscape, but it has made far more inroads into the Unix space than into the Windows desktop

String Manipulation Made Easy with std::string Algorithms

ext processors, spellcheckers, and IDEs are just a few classic examples of applications that need to manipulate strings extensively. Web-oriented applications also make heavy use of strings for generating text, processing clients’ requests, processing scripts, and logging. Clearly, string-savviness is becoming an important skill in many programming areas. In the