At the end of another tough week in Netflix I look back at what I have achieved and what has been challenging in achieving it. I do wonder what I do looks like from the outside and I can’t really see how someone would make sense of my job. I sit in front of 3 (sometimes more!) […]
I have encountered this with Gradle recently and I have struggled to find right away a solution to the issue — it took a bit of reading (more) about Gradle, Checkstyle and some digging in until I found the (rather simple) solution. So I thought I’d post it here for others to hopefully find this […]
Every now and then I feel any developer should sit down and reflect upon some of the experiences from the past. I feel this is healthy: once you allow enough time to pass, you can go back and revisit good and bad (technical and less technical) experiences from the past and learn from them. The […]
If you have been working in software engineering for a while chances are you have often come across (even if you didn’t know it!) design patterns. If you haven’t, as I said, chances are you just don’t realise you have used them — so I strongly suggest the “Gang of Four” book as a starting […]
I’ve been digging for a while now into how to fix this annoying issue that I’m having with WP-Syntax plugin when writing code which contains less than (<) or greater than (>) — which, let’s face it, if you have an if / while / for in the code is bound to happen! The trouble […]
I wrote in my previous post about StringBuilder’s in Java, and I felt I should provide some measurements around the whole discussion. So I put together some quick and dirty code which is good enough for a comparison of the 2 ways of creating a StringBuilder — bear in mind I said “comparison”, as such […]
This is something that I have seen quite a few times while looking online at other people’s code so I thought I’d write about it quickly — preach the world and all that 🙂 I’m referring here to the JDK class StringBuilder, however, those of you who know your JDK classes would surely have figured […]
This is an absolute gem (thanks Tord!) — but you can write C++ code using just MS Paint!!!