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bio website luzwick.com
location Los Angeles, CA
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seen Sep 18 '13 at 5:23

I'm just a programmer who likes to help others out when he can and likes to receive help just the same!


Dec
6
comment Necessary Infrastructure for large project with many components communicating through IPCs
I updated my question with a bit more detail into my team composition.
Dec
4
comment Necessary Infrastructure for large project with many components communicating through IPCs
What kind of examples or showcases you could give me for a monitoring system that does exactly what you state?
Feb
16
comment Best Java book you have read so far
@binil I don't see how any Java book could ever become more important than Effective Java 2nd ed. except for maybe... Effective Java 3rd ed.
Feb
11
comment How to refactor while keeping accuracy and redundancy?
If I could give a correct answer twice, I would for this one.
Feb
9
comment How to refactor while keeping accuracy and redundancy?
I really like your point on 3. One part of the algorithm passes around 40 variables at one time. I've been trying to encapsulate these variables and separate them to make them more readable.
Feb
8
comment How to refactor while keeping accuracy and redundancy?
@Bernard You can't. Our current kludge is to revert to a previous build until the problem is fixed. Once it's fixed, they use the new build, which could break with another problem. NOTE: We commonly have to fix code that had previously worked but was broken with new kludge code. We wouldn't even have that problem if we had Unit Tests.
Feb
8
comment How to refactor while keeping accuracy and redundancy?
@Bernard They don't, you could think of this organization as pre-CMMI Level 1.
Feb
8
comment How to refactor while keeping accuracy and redundancy?
@Anna Lear Thanks, that definitely helps and should get me looking into the right areas. I want to leave the question open a bit longer so I can see if anyone has any other ideas. Thanks again for your response.
Feb
8
comment How to refactor while keeping accuracy and redundancy?
@Anna Lear I'm planning on doing that to the best of my ability. But my time is limited on this Issue and many of the Unit Tests will have to be written after when there is time for them.
Feb
8
comment How to refactor while keeping accuracy and redundancy?
I completely agree with you, I recently joined this project and no Unit Tests currently exist. My manager isn't allowing me to spend that much time on Unit Tests unfortunately.
Feb
8
comment How to refactor while keeping accuracy and redundancy?
I agree there will need to be Unit Tests built for the new code but there are a lot of nuances to the algorithm and I don't believe I can capture all the bugs with Unit Testing.
Feb
4
comment The worst anti-patterns you have came across
I've edited the article to better reflect how this was used in our project, but we had numerous issues when debugging, specifically because we had to query the database to see the temporary variables. Also we had large performance-related problems due to the database constantly being queried for data and checking if new data already existed.
Feb
4
comment The worst anti-patterns you have came across
I should add more to the post but the main problem was that instead of modifying objects and accessing the data from memory, the data was manipulated with hack sql code. This led to increased complexity and severe performance issues.