Monthly Archives: December 2004

Looking for a Design Pattern

I’m writing some code that does a few different mathematical calculations, then returns a value.  All the calculations use the same inputs, so there’s the potential for a lot of reuse here.  So, I’m looking for the pattern that fits … Continue reading

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Apple Skunkworks and silly security

Ron Avitzur and Greg Robbins wrote the Graphing Calculator that ships with the Apple Macintosh.  However, Apple didn’t want them to write the application, and then put the program in their system software.  The story of how this happened is … Continue reading

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Effective Java – Programming Language Guide

I just read, or possibly re-read, Effective Java: Programming Language Guide by Joshua Bloch.  This is a classic book in Java, and deservedly so.  I’ve already changed a lot of my Java development practices because of reading the book, from … Continue reading

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Left behind again for tests

Back in June, I stayed in St. Louis geeking while my wife, Jenny, traveled to Germany and France for work.  Well, it’s happened again.  Jenny’s in Japan on a business trip for the week, and I’m left home.  She switched … Continue reading

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Java Number Cruncher

Java Number Cruncher: The Java Programmer’s Guide to Numerical Computation by Ronald Mak. I stole this book off a co-worker’s bookshelf, but it’s not as interesting as I’d hoped it would be. I had hoped to learn about special math-related … Continue reading

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