40 Falsehoods Programmers Believe about Names

Posted on Thu 27 July 2017 in General Software Development • Tagged with names, Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie has never seen a computer system that handles names properly. Sad!


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Programming as if the Domain (and Performance) Mattered

Posted on Wed 26 July 2017 in General Software Development • Tagged with Carlo Pescio, performance

A long read by my man Carlo Pescio.


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It's not CI, it's just CI Theatre

Posted on Fri 26 May 2017 in General Software Development • Tagged with continuous integration, Suzie Prince, ThoughtWorks

Are you practising CI? Find out by reading this post by Suzie Prince.


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The Lean Inception

Posted on Thu 16 March 2017 in General Software Development • Tagged with lean inception, Martin Fowler, MVP, Paulo Caroli

I should probably read this series of articles by Paulo Caroli before I try to convince my boss why implementing an MVP is a good idea.


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Referencing a Bean in JasperReports

Posted on Sat 10 September 2016 in General Software Development • Tagged with Bean, jasperreports, stack overflow

Thanks to this answer on StackOverflow, I know how easy it is to reference the bean itself instead of one of its properties in a text field expression in JasperReports. The trick is to declare a field whose description is set to the keyword _THIS:

<field name="myBean" class="de …

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Regex for German Zip Codes

Posted on Tue 05 July 2016 in General Software Development • Tagged with regex, zip code

I found the following regular expression (source) working fine for me:

^(?!01000|99999)(0[1-9]\\d{3}|[1-9]\\d{4})$

I tried two alternatives that did not work because they were too general:

[0-9]{5}

^([0]{1}[1-9]{1}|[1-9]{1}[0-9]{1})[0-9]{3}$

The first regex matches the …


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Create Custom Application Icons for MacOS X

Posted on Sun 01 May 2016 in General Software Development • Tagged with icons, Mac

This blog post by Chris Stevens shows you how.


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Any Complaints?

Posted on Wed 16 March 2016 in General Software Development • Tagged with complaints, Twitter

https://twitter.com/phillip_webb/status/705909774001377280

I usually go for "too much boilerplate".


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