Visual Studio 2013 User Profile

Visual Studio 2013 provides developers with the ability to sign in with a Microsoft account and synchronize settings across devices (and as new versions will be released across different versions of Visual Studio). When you first launch Visual Studio 2013 you are asked to sign in (you can skip that and do it any time…

Beware of parallelization

A recent question on stackoverflow raised the problem of a fast algorithm to count the unique colors in an image (Faster algorithm to check the colors in a image). My answer what that this kind of problems are suited for parallelization. However, parallelization may only help when used judiciously. To demonstrate the point I have…