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The risk in cutting corners in software deliveries

The risk in cutting corners in software deliveries We have all been on a project or two, where the delivery date was fixed in time, due to dependant companies, public launch announcements.  Now hopefully those dates are planned around the… Continue Reading →

First Android app

My First Android app Part of my goals for 2014, was to find the time to publish my app.  I have been working on the idea over the past 18 months, and have in fact tried out a couple of… Continue Reading →

Deploying websites with a git post-receive hook

I have been looking around for quick and easy ways for deploying website content from our version control system, without having a build process ( the site is ninety nine percent static html and has nothing to build ).  The… Continue Reading →

Drupal modules failing to update on PHP 5.4

This entry is mostly just a summary or a recap if you will of a few posts ( and 2 pages of replies and comments on the Drupal site Drupal Bug Page ). If you are experiencing the following error messages… Continue Reading →

AVD Emulator crashes on MAC ( emulator64-arm quit unexpectedly )

I recently got back into doing some android development. Its been an adjustment period to say the least. One of those adjustments has been the slight differences of working on a Mac. I came across a bug today, that baffled… Continue Reading →

The definitive way to implement a singleton in java

I’ve been interviewing a bunch of candidates lately ( we are hiring ) for a senior java developer’s position, and i’ve come to realize how far from the basics numerous people have become.  You ask them about some ajax feature,… Continue Reading →

Day programmer vs Night programmer : revisited

A couple days ago DZone linked to the following article. The author goes on to define a Day programmer as someone who write code for a living, being mostly incompetant at their job, just doing this for a paycheck.  He… Continue Reading →

Building your A team

A couple days ago, I came across a blog entry that talked about building your A Team. An A Team is, for me, a list of individuals that you can feel comfortable surrounding yourself with, and that things will get… Continue Reading →

Easing the pain of Database maintenance on android

I’ve been working on a couple android apps for the past couple weeks, and have gone through some of the “new platform” growing pains.  Not that Android is the problem, just the changing from a platform/framework that I am familiar… Continue Reading →

What is J2EE/JEE?

In the past couple of months my interaction with recruiters, placement agencies, head hunters and just other IT folks has increased as I have been looking for a new job, new contracts, new potential clients.  Having a relatively strong background… Continue Reading →

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