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Parsing Expressions

This chapter marks the first major milestone of the book. Many of us have cobbled together a mishmash of regular expressions and substring operations to extract some sense out of a pile of text. The code was probably riddled with bugs and a beast to maintain.

How Discord Indexes Billions of Messages

Millions of users send billions of messages on Discord every month. A way to search this history quickly became one of the most requested features we built. Let there be search!

Visualizing Garbage Collection Algorithms

Most developers take automatic garbage collection for granted. It’s just another amazing feature provided by our language run-times to make our jobs easier.

Choose SQL

Let’s get straight to the point; choose an SQL database for your web application. I think I can’t make my self clearer.

StackOverflow Developer Survey Results 2017

Each year since 2011, Stack Overflow has asked developers about their favorite technologies, coding habits, and work preferences, as well as how they learn, share, and level up. This year represents the largest group of respondents in our history: 64,000 developers took our annual survey in January.

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