Posts Tagged ‘porting’

  • Porting gotchas

    on Jan 25, 11 • by Alen Zukich • with 2 Comments

    Top 10 porting issues

    If you’ve ever gone through the process of porting an application, you know the pain.  Porting can be difficult if you’re not vigilant from the outset.  There are tons of written guidelines and best practices for specific platforms or architectures, such as those going to 64 bit for Windows apps or Intel architecture and Mac OS. In the past, we have talked about Endian issues, which are very specific to porting from different architectures (big-endian vs little-endian).  This time I want to take you through some general porting issues to show you how you can

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  • 0010 0000 or 0000 0010 which one are you?

    on Aug 10, 10 • by Eric Hollebone • with 4 Comments

    I love this quote by Carl Ek from  Code Integrity solutions: There are 0010 0000 kinds of people in the world: Those that understand the difference between Big Endian and Little Endian, and those that do not. Issues with Endianism and processor architecture ports are becoming more and more common these days as more desktop source code moves into different arenas.  Gone are the days when the 32-bit memory model or little-endian format dominate. Software changes are required to support the growth occurring not at the desktop, but in the server  and mobile platforms. Mobile devices especially have opened a

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