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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.


Mar
8
answered Application settings via constructor injection or ambient context
Mar
4
comment Select custom output formats from database with SQL
Usually the REST service is the interface to any number of client systems; why does your data access layer need to be available for multiple languages? This sounds like a YAGNI situation to me.
Feb
26
comment Keeping Backbone model in sync with editable view
This is usually called data binding. Google "backbone data binding".
Feb
18
reviewed Approve Should we create a story for vacation?
Feb
13
revised HTML markup vs programmatic JS
mostly grammar
Feb
13
comment J2EE - Session swap
To be clear: javax.servlet.Servlets get instantiated once and are used to service requests, so any member variables could be shared by multiple requests.
Feb
12
reviewed Edit Storing web app passwords so that they can be retrieved
Feb
12
revised Storing web app passwords so that they can be retrieved
if we're removing useless context, we don't need a subjective description of the database schema
Feb
12
reviewed Approve How does the product owner decide how successful a Sprint was?
Feb
7
revised Data Access Layer for application
grammar, formatting
Feb
7
comment Are (mostly) client-side JavaScript web apps slower or less efficient?
@jwenting - filtering on the client or server is an architectural decision; not all client-side apps request tons of data and filter it on the client.
Feb
6
answered Using Hibernate Criteria framework for complex queries vs. just making views in DB
Feb
6
revised Most efficient multiple condition IF statement
language seems important for this question
Feb
6
reviewed Approve Does it make sense to write tests for legacy code when there is no time for a complete refactoring?
Feb
6
revised Use of fixtures in unit testing
webapp example
Feb
6
answered Use of fixtures in unit testing
Feb
3
answered Selecting a point inside a non-convex polygon
Jan
29
comment How to properly use Hibernate
@Aaronaught: Sorry, I should have been more clear. I was referring to the idea that a business logic layer should be decoupled from the persistence layer, i.e. the dependency inversion principle. Using a DAO as an abstraction over the ORM allows you to change which you use without affecting your business logic. This may be overkill, but I don't know the OP's situation.
Jan
28
comment How to properly use Hibernate
@Aaronaught - the main reason to wrap the Hibernate session in a repository or DAO abstraction is to avoid coupling your code to Hibernate.
Jan
27
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