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JBoss Netty

Not sure why I took so long to source a networking library for use at work. I've already wasted so many hours dealing with packet fragmentation, socket handling, and assorted bugs. (TCP isn't a great protocol for sending messages. I … Continue reading

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Constructors: Still your friend

In the new world of frameworks and dependency injection, objects are typically constructed "empty" and have a series of initialization calls made to them, and often (in Java) a series of disposal calls. This initialization can't really happen independent of … Continue reading

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JavaOne 2008 – Day 1

I don't get to many developer conferences. And actually this is my second. I'm not exactly sure why I decided to go back. I guess it's not because I can't find the same information someplace else, it's just easier to … Continue reading

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Code Review Review

Programmers write code and code review is often required by managers to be done prior to code submission. I tend to dislike the process since there's a tendency for reviewers to place an emphasis on certain trivial problems and little … Continue reading

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First Prost!

It must have been a stressful week since I got a pimple on my forehead. I fixed a fairly serious issue for a release build and probably saved some proverbial bacon but my manager still has some doubts and thus … Continue reading

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No, I don’t want any fucking software updates

Windows XP, that venerable operating system from Microsoft, wants to update itself every so often. Then, for a week after the automatic update, every hour a dialog box pops up asking permission to restart Windows. And I do my best … Continue reading

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JBoss Party at JavaOne

I was introduced to JBoss at m-Qube, when several developers selected it to build the applications that made up the m-Qube initial offerings. Once I got over the initial discomfort of understanding this new system (from Tomcat I had used … Continue reading

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