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Programming Topics and Overload Journal #110 - August 2012

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Valgrind Part 3: Advanced memcheck
Description : Valgrind provides several mechanisms to locate memory problems in your code. Paul Floyd shows us how to use them.

Black-Scholes in Hardware
Description : The Black-Scholes model is a financial model. Wei Wang outlines its design and implementation for those who want to understand how algorithms can be implemented in hardware.

Replace User, Strike Any Key?
Description : There is a common perception in the IT industry that the user is the primary source of all the problems. Sergey Ignatchenko asks if this is true.

Simple Mock Objects for C++11
Description : New C++11 features can be used to implement mock objects for unit tests. Michael Rüegg shows us how he does this in Mockator.

Large Objects and Iterator Blocks
Description : Arrays can cause memory issues in .Net. Frances Buontempo shows how iterator blocks can help to relieve the pressure.