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My work combines statistics and programming.

  • I am the author of jBloomberg, a high level wrapper around the Bloomberg Desktop Java API
  • my blog is a combination of those passions.

May
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asked File validation rules
May
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answered Do I need a web-service for this case? Data-synchronization over multiple clients
Feb
27
comment 2 methods that are 75% the same?
The if/else thingy is quite ugly. You should have two methods for the specific parts (the if/else blocks) and another method for the common part - that would be much cleaner IMO...
Feb
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Oct
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answered Should one value simpler code over performance when returning multiple values?
Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
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awarded  Excavator
Sep
18
revised What is the best way to handle product versioning and branching of long term projects?
typo corrections
Sep
18
suggested approved edit on What is the best way to handle product versioning and branching of long term projects?
Jul
25
awarded  Nice Answer
May
27
comment How to analyze a scenario where a bug didn't get caught and adjust development workflow to prevent similar errors
@RobertHarvey I would suggest the other way round: write a test that goes red then fix the code!
May
26
answered java.util.HashMap lock on actual HashMap object compare to lock on object that encapsulate the HashMap
Apr
3
comment Are monads a viable (maybe preferable) alternative to inheritance hierarchies?
Not sure I understand how it works: a squirrel and a duck don't fly the same way - so the "fly action" needs to be implemented in those classes... And the flier needs a method to make the squirrel and the duck fly... Maybe in a common Flier interface... Oops wait a minute... Did I miss something?
Apr
1
comment Java's Boolean class - why not an enum?
It wouldn't have been very difficult to add a of or from method and appropriate javadoc.
Apr
1
comment Make methods that do not depend on instance fields, static?
There is an important distinction between static methods with and without side effects. The Google extract really addresses the former.
Mar
31
comment Why is CPU cache memory so fast?
What every programmer should know about memory