Language and grammar - basics of parsing
Everybody in the programming world has heard of compilers. But how many of the developers actually know how they work? Under the skin of the compilers is a complex parsing mechanism of dizzying complexity. But let’s start with the basics first: What is a compiler? Compiler is a program that converts a high level code […]
Scientists: do not drink & drive, drink & code! A case study on Eastern Europe.
Coauthor: Deyan Zhekov, with contribution from Emre Turkis Scientists from the Silicon Valley Startup and Code University investigated why Eastern Europeans code so well and why companies outsource their IT to the region. The statistical model run in a sample of millions of local software engineers indicates that the more grape and anise content they […]
Migrating the COBOL Legacy to Modern Systems and Their Challenges
Cobol – a relatively unknown language to the modern programmer. Those who have heard of it regard it as a relic of a past era, succeeded by modern languages. It used to run on massive computers called mainframes(created by IBM) But what if I tell you that around half of the banking software still uses […]