Is there any legitimate use for bit manipulation hacks in higher-level languages such as Java? I can see them being useful in speed-sensitive low-level and computation-intensive programs, e.g. ...
I have an old habit of avoiding calling references multiple times, both for easier to read/maintain code, and for possible efficiency. But I'm wondering which is more efficient (memory, performance, ...
While responding to this question, I began to wonder why so many developers believe a good design should not account for performance because doing so would affect readability and/or maintainability. ...
When I write code I always try to make my code as clean and readable as possible. Every now and then there comes a time when you need to cross the line and go from nice clean code to slightly uglier ...
Should you sacrifice code readability with how efficient code is? e.g. 3 lines of code into 1 line. I read in Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe that readability is key. Your thoughts?