Introducing dslib: academic data structures library

hacker_compWhen I was studying Computer Science in an engineering institution in India 15 years earlier, there weren’t too many resources to check out. Lab computers were shared in tiny slots. They were tortoises compared to today’s regular smartphones. We accessed internet on a 64Kbps modem. Most of the academic subjects were studied by referring the text and a little bit of hands-on development. For many students, these didn’t reflect well on their careers. Continue reading Introducing dslib: academic data structures library

Grapse: edit man pages online

hacker_compEditing man pages in vim is not exactly my favourite task. There are two reasons: the syntax of man pages and the need to frequently check the page with man after few edits. However, I have to do it often for Buku and google-cli. Seems like those days are over, thanks to the new web-based utility Grapse. Continue reading Grapse: edit man pages online

StarUML is available for Ubuntu

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If you are a developer you must have come across StarUML at some point or another. It is a very old and popular UML modelling software. However, for years, it was available only for Windows. Hunting for a good alternative we just noticed that StarUML has a native Linux client for almost a year now! However, from the Google search results it seems there wasn’t enough noise. Continue reading StarUML is available for Ubuntu

ftrace: trace kernel function calls

hacker_compFor those who have used strace for userspace development ftrace would be a familiar concept. ftrace is an internal tracing facility for the Linux kernel developed by Red Hat. It internally uses the kernel’s tracepoint mechanism and can track several characteristics of the running kernel. However, in this article we will concentrate on enabling it to trace the commonest one – function calls in the Linux kernel. Continue reading ftrace: trace kernel function calls