Implementing .equals

Brad Mongar Java, Opinion 6 Comments

Scenario You are working on a project and you have two objects. You want to know if, according to the business, they are the same item. So you call .equals. It returns false because they aren’t the same object in memory. You then override the .equals method to compare the attributes that make the items equal to the business. This …



Keyhole Software Creates Open Source Reporting Framework

Lauren Fournier Company News, Keyhole, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

At Keyhole Software, we are huge proponents of the benefits of open source software. Our team members enjoy contributing their creations to the development community. This week we are excited to announce the completion of an open source report writing framework for Spring Batch. This project enables the creation of PDF line break reports using the Spring Batch Framework. This …



Keyhole Team Creates New Open Source Framework

Keyhole Software Java, Keyhole, Keyhole Creations, Spring 2 Comments

At Keyhole Software, we are huge proponents of the benefits of open source software. Our team members enjoy contributing their creations to the development community. This week we are excited to announce the completion of an open source report writing framework for Spring Batch. Information: This report writing framework provides an easy and less complex way to create PDF column …



Code Design Decision – Protecting Delegate Access?

David Pitt Architecture, Consulting, Problem Solving Leave a Comment

I ran into a design decision on one my engagements. Consider an abstract class implementation that references another (delegate) object. Convenience methods are in the primary class that are called by concrete classes. This pattern can also exist in a concrete that delegates to another implementation. This is a common idiom applied to the service/dao pattern, where a DAO delegate would never …