Welcome to a brand new module of Beyond the Bootcamp! This is probably one of my favorite topics as it has a lot of different direct applications to speed up applications efficiently by leveraging computer hardware. Let’s get started!

As a 10,000 foot overview, we’ll be covering:

  • What threads are

Welcome back to this week’s edition of Beyond the Bootcamp!

Today, we’ll take a look at how garbage collection can still result in memory leaks.

Recall in last week’s edition that we learned that garbage collection is the process in which the programming language tracks what pieces of memory a…

Welcome back to another edition of Beyond the Bootcamp!

Today, we’re going to take a look at how the software side interfaces with memory. We’ll quickly review what the hardware side looks like then jump right into how programming languages like Java or Ruby deal with memory.

Recall the diagram…

Welcome back to the second edition of the Beyond the Bootcamp memory module!

Last week, we talked about how what caches were along with what spatial and temporal locality were. Let’s take a look at an example where not using spatial locality really hurts performance!

Recall that if we want…

Welcome to the second module of Beyond the Bootcamp!

In today’s edition, we’ll go through a high level overview of what computer memory is and why it’s important to understand how computers utilize memory so we can write better programs.

Welcome to the first edition of Bits & Bytes on Medium! As I’ve stated in the email, I’m going to be migrating previous editions of the newsletter to this platform so it’s easier to search for editions you might have missed :).

In our last edition of Beyond the Bootcamp

Announcements

Before we get into the meat of the content today, if you want to connect on a 1:1 consultation session about making the switch into software, resume reviews, or anything related to software engineering, I’m starting to open up 30 minute slots on Calendly free of charge! …

Since the creation of null in the 1960s by Tony Hoare, null or some form of it whether it be nilor None, has crept its way into many languages today as a convenient way to signify a non-existent object. …

This is an article part of the It’s not just about a paycheck: Exploring the 4 important aspects of a software engineering job series.

As a college student or a new graduate, you may not know what kind of work you like. And that’s perfectly okay! Ideally, you’d try getting…

This is an article part of the It’s not just about the money: Exploring the 4 important aspects of a software engineering job series.

Impact

One punch man surely is having an impact in this world! Source.

Let’s face it, many of us strive to be software engineers because we want to make a difference in the world. …

Justin Harjanto

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