I work for a tech outsourcing firm, but I’m fully-subcontracted to a Fortune 250. My company recently switched away from their home-brew time tracking tool (which wasn’t completely terrible) to Workday. The transition was rough. You had to click several times to finish the process, and it was easy to miss. They’ve since changed the… Read More »
Here an example of a JPA entity (using Lombok for “simplicity”): <sarcasm quotes mine> Source: TECH | Stop using JPA/Hibernate · Blog de Laurent Stemmer Through a very long series of unfortunate circumstances, I was backed into using Java/Spring/Hibernate/Angular in a doomed project. This page had me nodding my head in agreement, and this code… Read More »
I don’t remember what prompted me to remember this book, but it was, perhaps, the biggest influence which has shaped my career. I had already been a programmer since I was a kid, and I had already written a couple of well-received programs on my job by the time I bought it, but I had… Read More »
I settled on JHipster, a development platform for building web applications using modern technology: Angular, React or Vue for the client side, and Spring plus Gradle or Maven for the server side. It’s been around for years, is very well documented, and has great community support. Source: What I wish I had known about single… Read More »
Sure, sex is great, but that feeling when you get when that program you’ve been working on for 3 weeks starts showing results? Awww yisss.
JWZ, the arguably-most-infamous developer of Netscape, has a theory called the CADT: Cascade of Attention Deficit Teenagers. I got an email this morning as another example of the model in action. I posted the problem to serverfault.com and opened the bug report. In my opinion, it was a good example of a fully-documented bug, which… Read More »
I use a “grip” on the keyboard that’s off-by-one. My right index finger hovers over the K key instead of the J. I can touch type if I concentrate, but this is just how I learned on the Vic-20, when I was 10. I convinced myself a long time ago that this was fine, as… Read More »
But I’m feeling ambitious. I would like to become a 1.1x developer. I’m trying to figure out how to get there. Source: Rules of thumb for a 1x developer | The Other Mickey Wiki
Programs can’t work for years without reboots anymore. Sometimes even days are too much to ask. Random stuff happens and nobody knows why. What’s worse, nobody has time to stop and figure out what happened. Why bother if you can always buy your way out of it. Spin another AWS instance. Restart process. Drop and… Read More »
Can I just say how much I appreciate good software, for a change? Jenkins is cool stuff, even if it is built on Java. Also, it’s complicated to get a project building, but, then, getting a project deploying automatically is a complicated thing.