Lessons From The Weight Room

Robert Rice Programming 1 Comment

A friend of my wife’s (an artist and librarian) has recently started “learning programming” through a free online course that rations its information out via short lessons on Monday of every week. My jibbing to her about “Yeah, that’s all it really takes!” aside, I admire her open-mindedness as everyone can benefit from some level of computer literacy. I have …



The Programmer’s Utility Belt

David Kieras Programming 4 Comments

The other day I was reading about the Batmobile…the car from the 1960’s television show. The Batmobile, regardless of whether you prefer George Barris’ campy custom rod or any of the others, probably is one of the coolest superhero accessories. But what is the second coolest accessory? I suppose Batman wins again…with his utility belt. It seems that, no matter what …



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 …