Astronomical software directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Developing software



Learning assembly language is still a good idea?

Randall Hyde wrote a piece on why learning assembly language is still relevant today. The key, says Randall, is to learn how to efficiently implement an application, and the best implementations are written by those who have mastered assembly language.

Which Linux distribution is best suited for me?

DistroWatch has a nice overview of various Linux distros. The article also discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of each distro.

Best Strategies for Commenting Code?

Ryan Campbell writes about Successful Strategies for Commenting Your Code. His essay gives advice and examples on proper commenting, and details some different strategies.