Category Archives: Development

Baby Led Development

With a baby in the house, one has little time and energy available for side-projects.  It is, therefore, important to be efficient with your time in order to make any progress when you do find yourself with a spare moment. … Continue reading

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ActivePivot: Member Properties and Analysis Hierarchies (together at last).

Analysis Hierarchies Analysis hierarchies* are one of the key features of ActivePivot.  They allow data, aggregated in a compressed/OOP form, to be expanded dynamically at query time from a single aggregated Object to display its components individually against derived MDX … Continue reading

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[Reblog] 10 Modern Software Over-Engineering Mistakes

I have seen all of these and plead guilty to quite a few of them too… 10 Modern Software Over-Engineering Mistakes Few things are guaranteed to increase all the time: Distance between stars, Entropy in the visible universe, and Fucking … Continue reading

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Violated

I have, at different times, had various opinions on how to treat static analysis violations. Using Find Bugs and Sonar Way rules, I initially saw any violation as an insult to my code and would do my best to fix … Continue reading

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[Reblog] Write code that is easy to delete

Great article here…  Write code that is easy to delete, not easy to extend. “Projects either fail or become legacy code eventually anyway. Failure happens more than success. It’s quicker to write ten big balls of mud and see where … Continue reading

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Testing Dojo Modules that need the DOM

This is a short post to summarize how I test Dojo 1.x modules that need the DOM.  In the future, I plan a more detailed post along with a Dojo 1.x playground repository on BitBucket with real examples, but for … Continue reading

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“Proxy Aspects and @ManagedResource do not work together”

Mucsij!  You had the exact same problem as me (only nine years ago). There I was, in my day job, with a classic case of XKCD‘s Wisdom of the Ancients. In this instance, the forum was dead, so I couldn’t … Continue reading

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[Reblog] The Website Obesity Crisis

Does my <body> look big in this? An interesting rant: Let me start by saying that beautiful websites come in all sizes and page weights. I love big websites packed with images. I love high-resolution video. I love sprawling Javascript … Continue reading

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