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 …

Method Implementation

A Few Thoughts About Method Implementation

Robert Rice Programming 1 Comment

In chapter 17 of “Clean Code” by Robert C. Martin, the author describes the idea of “code smells,” practices in development that, while they don’t explicitly violate any standards (whether unwritten or not), they leave behind a “stench” of inexperience or lack of discipline. I like this idea; it seems to me that I encounter these “code smells” fairly often …


Tips for Code Review Success

Adrienne Gessler Programming 6 Comments

I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in various group peer code reviewing scenarios and sometimes I find myself wondering – is this worth it? (This is often followed by my drifting mind wondering if the cafeteria in whatever building has any more cookies, while a 20-minute-long off-topic conversation on the review sadly ensures that the cookies will be gone.) …