I have posted on my website a small C++ program that I have been asked to write during an interview with Facebook at Fall 2009. One of their interview was related to graph theory and the problem was to find the the shortest distance between to nodes in a graph. The best algorithm to use to solve this problem is the breadth-first traversal algorithm.
You can look at the source code here at:
and you can read more about the breadth-first traversal algorithm in Robert Sedgewick excellent book on algorithms.
Today was my last day at StreamTheWorld. I spent the last 3 years there as the company C++ Tech Lead in charge of the company C++ streaming servers development. It has been a nice ride filled with challenges.These servers are used by over 1600 radio stations including AOL/CBS radios accessible through Winamp and Flash players.
Among my various realizations. There are:
I will start my new job Monday next week. Visit back my blog or my LinkedIn profile if you are curious to learn for which amazing new employer I will be working for.
While I was integrating a fix to a bug that has been reported to me by Daniel Quadros in my primality testing C++ module and also adding gcc asm support to it. I used that opportunity to rework my C++ source code to HTML converter. The 2 things that I added to the converter are:
The size optimization came from the very simple observation that my converter was stateless and was not recognizing when multiple consecutive sections sharing the same colors were processed. I just added a small FSM to my converter to keep track of the current state and the converter now close the current tag only if there is a transition to a new color. The most impressive result came from my DCEL C++ file with a 25% file size reduction!
Also, I am just starting to appreciate to power of CSS. I will now be able to change the code snippet colors across my whole website by just updating a small CSS file. As a side bonus by having switched from the <font> tags to <span>, I can now use my C++ highlight feature in the code snippets contained in this blog as the blog engine was forbiding using <font> tags on posts but allows <span>.
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