The Programmer’s Utility Belt

David Kieras Programming 4 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 8 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.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, …

Test-Driven Development

Josh McKinzie Dev Methodologies, Development Technology, Testing 3 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 8 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.We all will agree that having good tests to exercise and validate a developer’s code is a good thing. Unfortunately, so often, writing unit tests is the last thing developers have time …

Software for Schools: We Can Do Better

John Boardman Opinion, Programming 21 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 8 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Introduction: This blog is about a subject that seems to be very much ignored. As my children progress through their schools I have noticed over and over the frustration of trying to …

Spring Batch Unit Testing and Mockito

Jonny Hackett Development Technology, Java, Spring, Spring Batch, Testing 9 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 8 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.I have a huge fascination with reality TV shows in which something is created.  My favorite of this genre is the Chip Foose-led “Overhaulin” series that aired on TLC for several seasons. …

Implementing .equals

Brad Mongar Java, Opinion 6 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 9 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.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 …