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I love software development, and technology of all kinds. I have a boy and a girl and a beautiful wife, all of whom I adore. I practice Southern Chinese Kung Fu, and hope that my kids will too. I write code and play boardgames in my spare time.

I currently work as a JEE engineer in Edina, MN.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on As a solo developer, how can I use a whiteboard in programming effectively?
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comment Web Service REST clarification
@Residuum - multiple PUT requests to the same URL should not insert a new entity every time. If the entity already exists, it will simply replace its current state with that given. The effect of N PUT requests to the same entity URL is the existence of the entity with the given state.
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answered Web Service REST clarification
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revised Web Service REST clarification
grammar, formatting, tags
Jul
18
revised Should we avoid using design patterns in constantly changing projects?
grammar
Jul
15
revised Started wrong with a project, should I start over?
improved the book link
Jul
9
comment Program Design clearness vs convenience
One option would be to add a source property to DomainObject and set it to the filename when loading from a file. This provides the info your colleague wants without breaking encapsulation or leaking the abstraction too much.
Jul
1
comment Should I be using a composite key for this table?
See dba.stackexchange.com/q/8334/13333
Jun
27
answered Good or bad practice to mask Java collections with meaningful class names?
Jun
25
comment When to stop reviewing code?
Code quality and defect detection are both products of code reviews. I recommend you read chapter 20 "The Software Quality Landscape" of Code Complete. It opened my eyes.
Jun
25
comment When to stop reviewing code?
Part of the goal of code reviews is absolutely spotting bugs. Testing will never catch everything, so multiple defect detection techniques should be used. See Code Complete, Table 20-2 for details on defect detection rates of various methods.
Jun
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Serialized values or separate table, which is more efficient?
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to check the space complexity of this program?
Jun
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Example of persisting an inheritance relationship using ORM
Jun
16
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Are asserts or unit tests more important?
Jun
16
revised Are asserts or unit tests more important?
typos, formatting
Jun
11
comment Creating an Interface To a Language's Standard Library?
I believe so, yes.
Jun
11
comment Creating an Interface To a Language's Standard Library?
Martin Fowler's take: martinfowler.com/articles/nonDeterminism.html#Time
Jun
11
comment Should custom data elements be stored as XML or database entries?
Not if you're using indexes all the way.
Jun
10
revised Should custom data elements be stored as XML or database entries?
customers won't want to edit files