20 Jun 2011
4 minute read
I’m proud to announce the release of my first Ruby on Rails app -
It’s not a very complicated application; it’s just a URL shortener. However,
I’ve tried to make it the most efficient URL shortener in existence by doing
a few things uniquely that I don’t see any other URL shorteners doing:
17 Nov 2010
20 minute read
on Progress OpenEdge ABL (henceforth known as “the Plague”) as a programming
language / DBMS is well known, but here is a short summary in case you missed it:
12 Oct 2010
4 minute read
Now that I’ve got your attention, let me say this:
LONGCHAR doesn’t always suck. But, it definitely does suck sometimes…
Here’s an example. How long does it take for this code to complete on your system?
DEF VAR lc AS LONGCHAR NO-UNDO.
DEF VAR i AS INT NO-UNDO.
DO i=1 TO 1000000:
lc = lc + STRING(i).
IF i MOD 100 EQ 0 THEN
STATUS DEFAULT STRING(i).
02 Oct 2010
6 minute read
I have recently been working on a new compiler interface and backend for my
workplace. I am pretty much done with it at this point - and the adventure
is worthy of it’s own blog post - however, I thought I would share a little
script with the world that might be useful to others.
Basically, I wanted to table-ize as much meta information about a program as
possible when it gets compiled. One piece of information I wanted is the main
block parameters of a program (e.g.
DEFINE INPUT PARAMETER ipcString AS
CHARACTER. at the top of the program). I mean, how cool would it be to do a
simple check on
RUN statements to see if they will fail at compile-time (by
checking existing compile snapshots of the program referenced by the
assuming of course that the
RUN statement can be evaluated at compile-time)?