My Resolutions for 2017

I won’t be the first one to tell that 2016 was a hard year. Looking back though, I could accomplish almost everything I planned for the year. Without getting sentimental, I can think of the following wrap-up ;)

Written on December 31, 2016
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The journey continues

I’ve started my journey in algorithms and data structures more or less three months ago. I am not there, where I wish I’d be, however I am satisfied with the process. My goal is to learn, what I knew before and what I know is incomparable, this keep me going.

Written on December 3, 2016
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String deduplication in Java

It’s not a secret that String objects in Java consume a lot of memory (just a reminder that each character eats two bytes, yay!). We use strings everywhere, which is kind of natural, sometimes (and often) there are also duplicate strings all over the application. In java several distinct instances of identical strings will be created. This is not ideal and definitely not what we want.

Written on November 7, 2016
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Working full time while studying

I started school when I was 6 years old, in 1996. I saw the very first computer in my life in 2002. I’ve managed to buy myself my own Pentium 3 in 2004, at the age of 14. In fact, I was one of the luckies back then in Armenia who had a personal computer. The internet connection with 100MB monthly limit gave me a chance to know about the amazing world of computer science, in fact that was the time I decided to become a programmer.

Written on October 16, 2016
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