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Write effective Unit tests

Soon or later we all experienced the comfortable feeling of test green lights, assuring a non regression after a change on a critical component or right after a refactoring which impacted several internal interactions. It’s prob ...
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Responsive UIs with Eclipse and SWT

Recently I had the problem that my ‘well-conceived’ view design did not scale down reasonably. I realized that the flexibility to arrange viewparts in stacks of arbitrary sizes in an Eclipse workbench window does not exactly e ...
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Changing commit message in Git

Introduction Git is distributed version control system and now-a-days, it is de facto version control system for number of open source and closed source software projects, including Eclipse. Git is amazing tool to use and has lot ...
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Object-oriented != imperative

Dear FP community: one of the things I really like about you folks is the rigor you’ve brought to the field of programming language design. Compared to the kind of magical and folklore-based thinking we’ve grown accust ...
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Ideas Aren’t Worthless

It’s common knowledge that “ideas are worthless”. An idea will bring you nowhere – you need implementation, focus, a good team, the right environment, luck, etc. And I won’t argue with that – obviously, an idea doesn ...
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How I broke our continuous deployment

This post is about a failure – more precisely about how I managed to bring our release processes to their knees. I can recommend reading especially if you are planning to ruin your release train any time soon. Following my foots ...
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Creating software for sysops – make sure you do not suck

Plumbr is all about detecting performance problems from within Java applications. Whether this application is residing in a desktop machine under developer’s desk or hidden in a production vault guarded by the Bastard Operator F ...
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Manual testing sinful?

One of the asides I made in “Programmers without TDD will be unemployable” which caused a bit of outrage in the testing community was my comment “Manual testing is a sin.” While I have been unfair to many testers, and some ...
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Never Test Logging

Technical logging is usually not tested. As commentator write on stack overflow: I practice TDD/BDD pretty religiously and I almost never test logging. With some exceptions logging is either a developer convenience or a usability ...
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Law of Demeter

Reduce coupling and improve encapsulation… General In this post I want to go over Law of Demeter (LoD). I find this topic an extremely important for having the code clean, well-designed and maintainable. In my experience, seeing ...
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