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Why Defensive Programming is Rubbish

There are many ways to classify a programming style. One of the classifications I hear a lot at my current place of employment is Defensive Programming. Before I worked here I had noticed the style but I don’t think I … Continue reading

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Program to an interface not an Interface

For the longest time I have thought I was crazy, because I just didn’t see the benefit of programming to an Interface. I agreed it was good from a design perspective, but as an implementation I saw no need to … Continue reading

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What makes a great developer?

Passion. I have come to the conclusion that, that simple word is what separates an average developer from a great developer. IQ, education, degree, books, none of that matters, these are all symptoms of passion. A passionate developer will use … Continue reading

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The tools we use

A few months ago I made an observation about the software development profession that I simply brushed off as unimportant. Now I still feel it is equally unimportant, but in the spirit of Obi Fernadez’s talk at acts_as_conference I figured … Continue reading

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Java is not Statically Typed (right now)

What?!?1?!/!? That is right, I said it Java is not statically typed and by proxy is not safer than dynamic languages. Zealots HALT! We can fix this, and I intend to add some gas to the fire that people like … Continue reading

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technology n 1: the practical application of science to commerce or industry [syn: engineering] 2: the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; “he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study” … Continue reading

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