Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video Embrace your constraints, part of Foundations of Programming: Code Efficiency.
These simple rules, guidelines, however you want to think of them,…they are intended for general…purpose, high level software application development.…And that's what I'm considering you as.…That you are a Mac or PC based developer, maybe Linux.…But you're using a commonly available language, creating a variety…of business apps, productivity apps, media applications, websites, web applications.…And I'm going to address those kinds of situations,…constraints and expectations.…Now, if you were working in a more specialized…area of software development, your expectations for efficiency would change.…
Say you were writing software for embedded systems, code…that would be integrated directly onto a lower powered…chip, and included in the hardware of a microwave,…or a digital stop watch, or an avionox device.…Where you would have very different, very specific…constraints about memory and performance.…Or if you are working on extremely low level stuff like a…compiler, the language itself or writing a 3D engine, or operating system.…
Learn to choose the right data types, understand the pitfalls of using high-level languages, and decide where to spend your time. Plus, see how the underlying memory management model may have more of an impact than you realize, and what performance issues you can expect working with databases and web services.
- Identifying problems in the code
- Embracing constraints
- Using code analysis tools to measure performance
- Managing memory
- Managing disk-based and network resources
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Foundations of Programming: Refactoring Codewith Simon Allardice1h 44m Intermediate
1. Approaching Efficiency
4. Algorithmic Efficiency
5. Disk-Based and Network Resources
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