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Free E-Book: The Art of Assembly Language Programming

Nearly the entire text of The Art of Assembly Language Programming has been posted online for the Processing Systems and Structures course at Washington University. The book begins with machine organization and then works through basic to advanced assembly language.

A while back we asked whether all programmers should learn assembly language. Most of you thought either all or most programmers should learn assembly.

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7 of the Best Free Graphical User Interfaces for R

R is an open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It consists of a language together with a run-time environment with a debugger, graphics, access to system functions, and scripting.

Many statisticians use R with the command line. However, the command line can be quite daunting to a beginner of R. Fortunately, there are many different graphical user interfaces available for R which help to flatten the learning curve.

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Hitch: Git Author Attribution Helper for Pair Programmers

Hitch is a tool that enables pair programmers to attribute code to multiple authors in Git commits.

"Just like Maverick and Goose, one dev flies, and one is pretty much the Radar Intercept Officer, having a more dedicated view of threats including syntax errors and stray whitespace," writes Wynn Netherland at The Changelog. "But just like there are two names on those Top Gun plaques, there are two devs in a pair, so there shouldn't there be two names on the Git commit?"

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