I work in healthcare IT, reviewing data management processes of various observational studies. One problem I have repeatedly faced is the poorly encoded data, especially when some values are missing. ...
I have some code that is failing because of NullPointerException. A method is being called on the object where the object does not exist. However, this led me to think about the best way to fix ...
The null-coalescing operator in c# allows you to shorten the code if (_mywidget == null) return new Widget(); else return _mywidget; Down to: return _mywidget ?? new Widget(); I ...
At what level do you prefer to handle Null values in your application? My personal preference at the moment is the DB. When I build a view, I ensure that I return a value in place of a NULL value. So ...
I know this subject is a bit controversial and there are a lot of various articles/opinions floating around the internet. Unfortunatelly, most of them assume the person doesn't know what the ...
I've heard it said that the inclusion of null references in programming languages is the "billion dollar mistake". But why? Sure, they can cause NullReferenceExceptions, but so what? Any element of ...