Articles in the programming category

  1. Advanced Build Automation Concepts - Optimizing Your Development Pipeline

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    Part 1 and 2 established the core functionalities and language-specific tools within the realm of build automation. Now, we delve into advanced concepts that unlock the full potential of these tools, optimizing your development pipeline for efficiency and quality.

    Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD): A Powerful Partnership

    Build automation …

  2. Popular Build Automation Tools by Programming Language

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    The landscape of build automation tools is as diverse as the programming languages they serve. Part 1 introduced the core concepts and benefits of these tools. Now, we'll delve deeper into the world of language-specific build automation champions.

    Java's Power Trio: Ant, Maven, and Gradle

    For Java developers, the build …

  3. Introduction to Build Automation in the Software Development Lifecycle

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    The software development lifecycle (SDLC) encompasses a series of well-defined stages that guide the creation of software applications. Within this lifecycle, the build process plays a crucial role in transforming source code into a functional executable or deployable artifact. Traditionally, this process involved manual execution of various tasks, leading to …

  4. Demystifying the Build: A Deep Dive into Build Automation Tools

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    The software development landscape thrives on efficiency and consistency. While lines of code breathe life into applications, the process of transforming that code into a functional product requires a meticulous build process. Traditionally, this process relied on manual execution, leading to inefficiencies and inconsistencies.

    This series delves into the world …

  5. Delving into WoW: Creating Mods with Lua

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    While the previous articles explored the fundamentals of Lua, this article specifically focuses on its application in creating mods for World of Warcraft, a popular MMORPG.

    1. Why use Lua for WoW Mods?

    World of Warcraft provides an extensive API (Application Programming Interface) that allows players to extend the game's …

  6. Expanding Your Toolkit: Modules, Packages, and Error Handling in Lua

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    In the previous articles, we covered the core concepts of Lua, including variables, data types, operators, control flow, functions, and tables. Now, let's explore some advanced topics that enhance your ability to write robust and effective Lua programs:

    1. Modules and Packages:

    • Modules: Reusable blocks of code stored in separate …
  7. Mastering Data Structures: Tables in Lua

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    In the previous articles, we explored variables, data types, operators, control flow statements, and functions, equipping you with the essential tools to build basic Lua programs. Now, let's delve into tables, the cornerstone data structure in Lua, offering immense flexibility and functionality.

    1. What are Tables?

    Tables are associative arrays …

  8. Functions: Building Reusable Code in Lua

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    In the previous articles, we covered the fundamentals of variables, data types, operators, and control flow statements, laying the groundwork for building basic Lua programs. Now, let's delve into functions, which are essential building blocks for creating well-structured and reusable code.

    1. Defining Functions:

    Functions are named blocks of code …

  9. Controlling the Flow: Conditional Statements and Loops in Lua

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    In the previous articles, we explored variables, data types, and operators, the essential building blocks of any Lua program. Now, let's delve into control flow statements, which enable your programs to make decisions and execute code conditionally.

    1. Conditional Statements:

    Conditional statements allow your program to choose different execution paths …

  10. Building Blocks of Lua: Variables, Data Types, and Operators

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    In the previous article, we introduced Lua as a powerful and versatile scripting language. Now, let's dive into the fundamental building blocks that form the foundation of any Lua program: variables, data types, and operators.

    1. Variables:

    Variables are named storage locations that hold data within your program. You can …

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