Tag: software development

If you were hit by a bus tomorrow would your project be dead in the water?

If you were hit by a bus tomorrow… If you were hit by a bus tomorrow (knock on wood) would your project get stuck? I still remember when one I worked on did. Well, I wasn’t exactly hit by the bus, but from the project standpoint, it was close enough. We worked on an important

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Estimates & different points of view. Business vs developers

I made an estimate… I took part in many projects, but there is one I particularly remember… As soon as I joined the team technical lead gave me a white paper with requirements and asked for estimates of a new functionality. Totally new. I was asked to estimate a chunk of the system (I had

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Inking and thinking in software development

It’s not the ink—it’s the think “It’s not the ink—it’s the think,” wrote Robert Mankoff (New Yorker cartoon editor), answering to the question how to get ideas for cartoons by people who want to submit them to The New Yorker. “There really is no trick—you just have to think of them” he said. It’s the same in creating

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First hut on the trail: Basics of Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

Object Oriented Programming In Java, you can write code that represents real objects. It’s called OOP = Object Oriented Programming. If the programming is object oriented it must have objects. You object is a calculator. In real life, you also have an object that is known as a calculator.  Object Objects in Java can easily map to

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Jump Start into Java Learning Path

Last Sunday I’ve talked to a friend. She just recently picked up Java. We’re about to start a learning experiment: she is going to learn how to write code in Java, I’m going to help. Work out a plan and set up exercises. I decided to blog about what we’re doing here. The “learning” posts will be visible

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Your first step on Java Learning Path

Are you all set up? If not check how to prepare your backpack for Java hike. Read on if you’re ready to go. Get the code base I’ve prepared for your first Java Gradle Project. You can get it from my GitHub repository (and no, you don’t have to register): https://github.com/agazet/javaLearningPath Click Clone or download and copy

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What’s up in Java world?

This year I’ve explored Java world again @DevoxxPL in Cracow. And whereas last year was full of the microservices and functional programming hype, this year was more steady. Microservices are still a dominant architectural trend. Aside from different aspects of Java (like an overview of Java 9, JVM Mechanics, JEE 8, Concurrency concepts, performance or

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