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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 Traditional Chinese Kung Fu, and hope that my kids will too. I write code and play boardgames in my spare time.

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Mar
13
comment Laravel 5 Multi-App
This question centers on a specific version of a specific framework, so you might get more attention on a forum specific to that framework.
Mar
13
comment Understanding basics of object declaration in Java
Object creation (in Java at least) is not expensive: programmers.stackexchange.com/a/149569/34183
Mar
12
comment Working with two different database types for one application
I can attest that this can be accomplished using Hibernate. To switch data sources, switch your Hibernate data source configuration. Using JPA w/ Hibernate works the same way.
Mar
11
comment Is logging next to an implementation a SRP violation?
+1 OP is taking it too far.
Mar
9
comment Robot in a grid
You probably mean "breadth-first search".
Mar
6
comment Calling Web API vs adding reference to underlying dlls
I disagree, but naming the design is irrelevant to the question, so I'll just say that I agree with the heart of your answer and leave it at that.
Mar
6
comment Calling Web API vs adding reference to underlying dlls
They certainly are, but simply using web service calls to access some functionality doesn't mean that the OP is using a distributed objects architecture.
Mar
5
comment Calling Web API vs adding reference to underlying dlls
Good answer from a theoretical standpoint, but it might be overkill. An HTTP request is always going to be slower than calling into a DLL, so until you need to support both, I'd stick to the clear winner.
Mar
5
comment Calling Web API vs adding reference to underlying dlls
This question doesn't describe distributed objects in the way that Fowler describes in Pattern of Enterprise Application Architecture, but I agree with the heart of your answer: making HTTP calls is going to be orders of magnitude slower than calls into a DLL.
Feb
25
revised Why should I use Bower?
added @Dave Kaye's suggestion
Feb
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
12
comment Is throwing an exception an anti-pattern here?
At least with Guava's Optional, trying to put a null in results in an exception. You'd have to use Optional.absent().
Feb
12
answered Is throwing an exception an anti-pattern here?
Feb
2
reviewed Approve Is a 1 < 10 comparison less expensive than 1 < 1000000?
Jan
30
answered Java logging dependency for a low-level library
Jan
30
revised Use JSON objects or POJOs in back end service?
extra info about transformations
Jan
30
answered Use JSON objects or POJOs in back end service?
Jan
16
answered Purpose of authentication on API's?
Jan
7
reviewed Approve Why would a program require a specific minimum number of CPU cores?