The infrastructure

“The infrastructure does not add any extra business logic, but it can stop the business logic being invoked correctly.” (Nat Pryce)…

Hell

"Hell is large contracts." (P. Hintjens)…

The Web is self-describing

"The Web is self-describing. We get a document and we know how to retrieve additional information by following links.” (B. Burke)…

STL's allocating algorithms

Fact: stable_sort(), stable_partition(), and inplace_merge() are the STL’s allocating algorithms, tolerating out-of-memory with fallbacks.— Stephan T. Lavavej (@StephanTLavavej) December 14, 2015…

Polymorphism: steady mode vs. initialization mode

You can find this kind of paragraph (about the advantages of runtime polymorphism, ed.) in any book teaching object-oriented techniques. The reason it is repeated here is to contrast the nice state of affairs in "steady mode" with the unpleasant "initialization mode" situation in which you must create objects in…