14 February 2020

The Hacker’s Tribute Vol. 38: What’s Clean Code Anyway?

Feeling Glum? It’s supposed to get miserable.
But we’re not going to let that happen. You can’t stop the world, but we have a few items to help you whether the oncoming storms.
We’re going to settle the stormy argument of clean code.China’s real saviour to international technological fame mightjustbe an incredible new x86-compatible chip. Errors – though unavoidable, canbe managed, with Flutter. And even confusing solutions can become untangled.
I get it, you’re troubled. We’re all troubled, sometimes. This issue can’t promise good news – but we can give you the tools to get there.
Dan 'The Man' Kowalski 

Dan, the Man, Kowalski

Editor-in-Chief, The Hacker’s Tribute 

China is Chipping-In!

Behold the Zhaoxin – an X86 superscalar new rendition to some of its sister products, like Centaur. Itimpeccablysupports modern instruction sets, such as SSE4.2 with AVX.This ocoto-dextrous digital prowler contains eight cores, with a x86-compatible CPU that features in several speed grades.It’s a technological champion, particularly as China’s making much-needed steps towards technical independence.

Java for the Win

Matthias Graf explores Micronaut and Quarkus and assesses them over the effectiveness of Spring Boot. Butjusthow good is it? As of 2020, Java betters any other programming language out there.
But Go, Python and Typescript remain hot on its heels! Still, they outperform Spring – albeit with tiny loads.On the other hand, if developer experience is what you’re after – then Spring is the way to go.

What’s Clean Code Anyway?

Sometimes, all it takes is some simple, down-to-earth advice. In fact, this trending piece by F. Vanbrabantseriouslytakes the cake.His argument to the ‘age-old code’ debate ridicules the notion of ensuring completely clean code. Taking a less-thandeveloper-friendlystand, he weighs in the importance of communication. Agree, disagree, love, hate – this postis guaranteedto be breath of fresh air.

Error Handling

Apps may rule, butjustlike pets, they’re a reflection of their master. Andjustlike their overlords, theywillmake mistakes. Yes – Errors will happen. The question is, how will you handle them? Will you crumble like a biscuit in a cup of tea, or go down in spectacular style? Read this post for all you need to know to help handle the inevitable issues with your creation. Flutter understands.

Become a Master ofStyle

It’s no question that Android’s app styling system can give you the world. Butbeing spoiledfor choice can become a curse for your application! Nick Butcher sheds light onAndroid Stylingand simplifies the entire process. Learn how to rebrand with a new design scheme faster than ever before. Don’t get lost in the madness, take a note out of this new article series.

Knowledge is free and shared. We’re always on the lookout for new insights into the world of Web and Mobile App Development.

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Hackers of the world dream to be him. And that’s an understatement. With methods decades ahead of cyberspace, he’s proceeded only by his own reputation. ‘The Man’ infamous for single-handedly causing the ’08 global financial meltdown, he dropped off-grid searching for purpose. He twice-dominated each of the Himalayan peaks, negotiated the rift valleys of Africa, and swam the Amazonian Basin end-to-end. It was in Siberia where we caught up to him – convincing him to work for the ‘good guys’. The veteran’s veteran of coding, now confidently within our ranks, is finally a force for good. Just don’t test him.