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re: Java Maps Cheat Sheet
You're very welcome!
re: How to Approach any Coding Interview Without Panicking
This is one of the best problem-solving approach walkthroug...
re: Conway's Law and Cross-Functional Teams
Conway’s Law simply describes the natural gravity of softw...
re: Social Lifespan of Posts
I'd be in favor of bumping within constraints like you ment...
re: Tech's short-sighted perspective fails to recognize impending doom
Wow! What a perfect quote!
re: On the Occasional Misdiagnosis of "Not Invented Here Syndrome"
Joel Spolsky famously wrote a "Defense of Not-Invented-Here...
re: What is the difference between a Library vs A Framework?
If the maintainers call it a library, it's a library. If t...
re: What do you really want from your employer?
Money. Low pressure/low stress work culture. Other excellen...
re: Five programming tricks I learned from writers
Now that's awesome! Thanks for the tip!
re: How to remove condescending language from documentation
This is a great initiative and I'm so glad that our industr...
re: How to remove condescending language from documentation
Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences is...
re: What essential software do you install on a new computer?
A terminal tool An IDE that speaks Java, Markdown, HTML, C...
re: What's up with the pronouns?
If you want to learn more about pronoun selection/identific...
re: "Best Practices" is a hollow phrase
I think that's a dangerous stance. It's fair to ask why a s...
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
It just sounds like you have your own brand of C# purism. I...
re: What's your take on the Hiring Process in the Tech Industry?
This seems like a great approach. Especially like the idea ...
re: Java Developers, What's in Your Toolkit?
Java, Kotlin, Spring Boot, Maven, Jackson, Jersey, Apache C...
re: It's nice to be nice! - Code Reviews
Ah the classic one word code review comment: Nope. Fix. W...
re: When Will I Suffer Career Crisis as a Software Engineer?
Great article! I definitely understand the fear of obsolesc...
re: What is your debugging approach?
Someone shared the six stages of debugging with me long ago...
re: How to stop naming Java classes with the "Manager" suffix
A couple of possible options to consider for utils, helpers...
re: Why you should keep a Code Journal | Code Journaling pt 1 of 4
Super great post with actionable advice!
re: Why I believe university/college is a total scam.
For every "Zuck" who dropped out, there are hundreds who w...
re: Why I believe university/college is a total scam.
I disagree. These arguments have been around for a number o...
re: How to stop naming Java classes with the "Manager" suffix
AbstractSingletonProxyFactoryBean!!
re: How often do you clean your screen/keyboard?
Whenever they are dirty. I have a brush for my keyboard and...
re: How do you take breaks throughout the day?
I should take more breaks than I do. I like to take walking...
re: The Arrogance of Building A Perfect Product
Another perspective comes from interaction designer Alan Co...
re: Is English a necessary skill for a developer? Why or why not?
Language keywords are in English so I would say yes. For ex...
re: If you were tasked to conduct a security audit on a server/database-backed web app, where would you start?
The first thing to check is if they’re using the default ad...
re: Show your Laptop🔥
I think its so common now nobody thinks its unprofessional.
re: Show your Laptop🔥
My experience with redbubble is that the stickers came a li...
re: The Interview Study Guide For Software Engineers
I think we really need to face a reckoning in our professio...
re: Should I share my current salary with recruiters?
I’m in total agreement that you should never share your cur...
re: Should I share my current salary with recruiters?
I am not aware of any law prohibiting recruiters from askin...
re: War of the Git Flows
This also sounds like what we do at my company
re: War of the Git Flows
I don't think I'm following: "the differences are miniscule...
re: I've worked at fast-growing startups and Silicon Valley tech companies for the past seven years. AMA.
I mean, to be quite fair, there's a lot of people who have ...
re: What common programming concept has the wrong name?
Dependency Injection. Simply because people have widely di...
re: Star Wars or Star Trek
Star Trek for me. Star Wars is great for the adventure but ...
re: What Happened When I Learned Java and Python at the Same Time
The Java tutorials are pretty good for learning Java, actua...
re: Will Java be as widely used in five years?
Very interesting interviews because you can see the impress...
re: Why test POJOs?
Never say never 🙂
re: What 10x engineer means?
10x engineer idea was based on bad science. It was purely s...
re: What habit do many senior engineers have that juniors should try to avoid adopting?
Juniors should avoid adopting the gatekeeping behavior a lo...
re: What programming best practice do you disagree with?
Things that are common that I disagree with: "public" as ...
re: Why test POJOs?
If I read you correctly, your logic is that since you know ...
re: Why test POJOs?
It's more that people commonly misuse the term POJO so that...
re: What's the last piece of software that you paid money for?
LucidChart! I love it!
re: Extremes (in) Programming
I totally agree that certainty is an antipattern in our cra...
re: Advice for Developers in the Early Stage of their Career
10 years for me, or 8 depending on if you count my early st...
re: Who's looking for open source contributors? (Jan 14th edition)
I could use some contributions to Mill, a library for makin...
re: Learning to think like a programmer.
I wholeheartedly agree and recommend this book. Also check ...
re: I am a mediocre developer
Excellent post, in the spirit of Albert Einstein's quote: "...
re: "Learn at least one new language every year" is bad advice
That's so true! If your application runs in a Linux environ...
re: Investor due-diligence
Warning: this is going to sound very opinionated and I'll a...
re: If you could go back 10 years, what would you say to yourself?
I would tell myself, surprise, you actually have the most d...
re: "Learn at least one new language every year" is bad advice
Yes yes yes one thousand times! Thanks Blaine! It's about t...
re: Do we care more about what we've done or how we did it?
Your Sistine Chapel comparison is great, I might have to st...
re: Putt's Law and how to power your org from the ground up
I only have anecdotal experience to go on, rather than hard...
re: Are you a member of a professional organization related to computing or software development? Why or why not?
I let my IEEE membership lapse. Not sure what I got out of ...
re: Why I chose the Firebase ecosystem
I had a great experience building my first mobile app atop ...
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
It's great isn't it? That's the "Material Theme UI" plugin....
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
What do you have in mind exactly? Getters and setters can v...
re: Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview
My experience has been that when you ask people on an inter...
re: Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview
Often! I actually got this question out of an article in so...
re: Do I Want To Work In This Company, or What Questions To Ask On An Interview
One of my favorites is, "What gets rewarded here?" I have l...
re: You are mocking it wrong.
I usually find a fundamental misunderstanding of mocking. U...
re: Why do some developers listen to music while they code?
I'm convinced programming is the reason I got into weird su...
re: Why do some developers listen to music while they code?
Ulrich Schnauss is great!
re: Static classes are evil
Static methods can also be difficult to test, if they make ...
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
You're concerned about code duplication and that's a good c...
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
Hi Dobromir! I mentioned the case of validation in a setter...
re: Should a Junior Developer start with a remote job?
Hi! I worked remote when I was a junior developer. I think ...
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
Hi Pilipenko, my goal with this article was to show bad des...
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
Thanks for the thoughtful questions Daniel! In both cases, ...
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
Sorry if it wasn't clear. First, I would recommend not maki...
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
Thanks for this paper Jason! It is great!
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
I didn't understand your option 1, but I would definitely n...
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
I think I should have tackled this in the article. You are ...
re: Avoid getters and setters whenever possible
I love it!
re: Programmers that can't type shall be shunned and treated with disdain.
I think I fall in this camp too. Instead of sitting down an...
re: What is a Tech Lead?
A person being asked to carry more responsibility but witho...
re: Encapsulate state and expose behavior when writing object-oriented code
Hi Benn, that's the comment from the Microsoft documentatio...
re: Encapsulate state and expose behavior when writing object-oriented code
Help us understand the motivation for a private setter. Why...
re: $DREAM_JOB
The advice to try to move your current job toward your drea...
re: I'm Scott Hanselman, ask me anything!
Hi Scott, there's a lot of criticism of Computer Science in...
re: Clicking a Facebook link logs me into another person's account
Seems like you'd want to report this to facebook.
re: Looking for resources for a teenager to teach how to start programming
I always thought Mark Myers' A Smarter Way to Learn is a re...
re: All The Cool Kids Are Doing It
Great thoughts! It's almost as if you have to think about t...
re: Do developers still need UML?
Many people use (or at least read) UML but don't know it. F...
re: What would you like your first programming language to be (or have been)?
I've been considering whether BASH or JavaScript should be ...
re: With great power comes great responsibility
Great post and I agree big time! Like you referenced near t...
re: Why I did my master's in software engineering instead of computer science
Hi Nonso, sorry for the delay in replying. You would have t...
re: The problem that unit tests solve
Do you really need to write a unit test for a simple condi...
re: References and sources for modern software project management?
In my opinion there are no books from the past seven years ...
re: Welcome Thread - v1
Hi everyone, my name is Scott Shipp and I am a professional...
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