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Managing Project Dependencies with Gradle

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This is a set of slides that I’ve put together to showcase how we use Gradle in Netflix Ads Engineering to help with dependency management. It goes through multi-module project vs separate Gradle project per module, using properties file with Gradle to specify dependency versions and also how to use the Nebula gradle-dependency-lock to lock […]

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Frantic WordPress Theme — Update

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OK, so I’ve decided perhaps it’s time I give my blog’s look a refresh. I looked around and found this WordPress theme called Frantic on WordPress theme website: https://wordpress.org/themes/frantic/. It had the right look I was after but was missing one tiny thing — a “footer sidebar”. Previously I was using the Intrepidity WordPress theme […]

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Of Validating Inputs in Java and Designing for Extension

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I read recently an article on DZone titled “Defensive Programming: Why You Shouldn’t Check Input Parameters for Validity” (by the way, you can find the article here: https://dzone.com/articles/defensive-programming-via-validating-decorators) and it made me think — and write this post ๐Ÿ™‚ For those of you who don’t have the patience to read the full article, the author […]

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Let’s Go, Sharks!

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Awesome victory against the Coyotes,ย  right before my birthday! And I was there, at the SAP Center to watch it. Including the initial denied goal by Hertl — in your face, ref! He scored again right after, take that ๐Ÿ™‚ Full set of pictures below — though I’m not sure in this instance how much […]