Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Program all the things!

I'm going to walk you through a scenario that's played out over the past couple months after I setup a Tomcat environment for a developer at our company. It's gonna be condensed and go fast, so

Monday, September 16, 2013

Why there are no Computer Scientists in Star Trek (Seriously)

If you've watched any Star Trek you've heard all sorts of people use phrases like:

"I wrote a program to...."
"I wrote an algorithm to...."

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Dot on Dot off

We can all agree that the folks over at Google are web programming wizards, right? If you've ever even heard of google docs and what it does with javascript, you won't argue with me (not that you could anyways, this is a blog, not a conversation).

Now that we're all on the same page, let's poke fun at

Monday, September 2, 2013

Read the whole stacktrace/Be careful when using spring

As a disclaimer, I am critical of a lot of Spring frameworks. Don't get me wrong, they're often useful and can save a lot of time when they're used right. But it's really easy to shoot yourself in the foot (or the head) when using a lot of them. For this post, exhibit A will be Spring DI. I recently had a developer forward me the following exception: