One of my pet peeves with Java is the member access modifiers. I despise the semantics of private. My problem with private is that it prevents subclasses from accessing the member. This is almost always a bad idea. Basically you are saying, “I know how my code should be used all other developers are too
Last week the company I work declared that “XP is the answer to our development process”. I have never worked in an XP environment before so it will be interesting to see how well it works. But before I jump into this I wanted record some thoughts I have about XP and then as time
A few months ago I pointed a colleague at XUL as a way to implement a user interface without requiring local installation. After doing a bit of research he mentioned theMozilla Amazon Browser to me. I have been intrigued by the idea of XUL and XAML since I first encountered them but MAB is the
I have just passed the six month mark at my new job. And I am learning a lot of new things, which is nice. However, I recently noticed an anti-pattern in my performance in my new job. Anti-pattern: Developing generic technical services as a form of procrastination. My basic tendency is to develop software “bottom-up”,
I happened across this interesting little tibit yesterday. It is a bookmarklet that generates a password based on the domain name and a master password. It makes it so that you can have a different password for every website you need to logon to without having to remember hundreds of passwords.