Code For Maintainability So The Next Developer Doesn’t Hate You

Rik Scarborough Programming 7 Comments

Unless your problem domain includes some specific need for highly optimized code, consider what is your biggest coding priority. I’m going to suggest that you make it maintainability. There was an online meme going around recently that suggested that you should code as if the person that will maintain your code is a homicidal maniac that knows your address. Okay, that’s …

Vacuole Encapsulation

Ryan McCullough Programming 4 Comments

Before you Google “Vacuole Encapsulation,” let me introduce you to my totally-made-up programming idea called a Vacuole. I was working on a problem where a single user had potentially 200 identical address objects (4 per US State). This overwhelming data load ultimately brought me to a solution where beans use maps for portable data storage, allowing the sharing of identical …

Developers Are Lazy (And How To Use That To Your Advantage With Eclipse)

Adi Rosenblum Java, Programming 2 Comments

As I sat down to write this blog post, I thought through how many years I’ve been developing, and how many great people I have been lucky to meet in my career. I’ve been developing professionally for 18 years now (wow, I’m getting old) and the last 10+ have been as a consultant. In all that time, through all the …