Void() Mathieu De Coster

Setting up Apache Spark with Java on Windows

Setting up Spark for use in Java in Windows is fairly easy if you know what to do. I will take you through the steps needed here.

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Move semantics: an introduction in C++

Move semantics are an important subject in two popular system programming languages: Rust and C++(11). Rust takes a fundamentally different approach to move semantics than C++, being move-by-default. This blog post will assume (beginner-level) knowledge of C++ and Rust and can serve as an introduction to move semantics as a concept before moving on to more technical explanations and reasoning behind certain implementations. It is especially interesting to people coming from Rust that want to know how to emulate the behaviour they have come to expect from that language.

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Why you should be excited about Rust 1.15

Today marks the release of Rust 1.15. I have been eagerly awaiting this specific release for a while, because it comes with procedural macros and custom derives. You should be excited too, because this release means a lot for production Rust without having to use nightly releases.

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Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, with zombies

My friends and I have been playing Half-Life 2: Deathmatch on and off for over a decade. Recently, we decided we wanted to make things more interesting by adding zombies and antlions into the mix. After a couple of hours of wading through the Valve Developer Wiki, I found enough information to create a small script that will spawn zombies that are aggressive towards the player at the press of a button.

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Fighting the Borrow Checker

One of the most common questions asked by beginners about Rust is “How do I satisfy the borrow checker?”. The borrow checker is probably one of the steepest parts of Rust’s learning curve, and it is understandable that beginners have some trouble applying the concepts in a real world situation.

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