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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.

Oct
15
answered Storing a value vs calling reference for repeated use in Java
Oct
15
comment Storing a value vs calling reference for repeated use in Java
This is misleading... Methods calls are not necessarily expensive in Java.
Oct
11
comment Understanding the difference between mutable and immutable classes
The main reason to use immutable objects is thread safety - potential performance hits due to extra object allocations can be more than offset by the fact that you don't need to synchronise your code any longer...
Sep
23
answered Is Dependency Injection worth it outside of UnitTesting
Sep
5
awarded  Scholar
Sep
5
accepted Where should I place my interface?
Sep
4
awarded  Student
Sep
4
comment Where should I place my interface?
So a sort of company-toolbox project that contains the pieces that are typially reused. Not a bad idea.
Sep
4
asked Where should I place my interface?
Aug
18
comment Is “pass by value” synonymous with “functional programming”
Java is pass by value...
Aug
12
comment Naming conventions for Java classes that have a static main method?
I call it Main and it's generally less than 20 lines long (with a bit of exception catching and parameter parsing).
Aug
12
awarded  Organizer
Aug
12
revised Should I use JavaFx properties?
added relevant tag
Aug
12
suggested suggested edit on Should I use JavaFx properties?
Aug
11
revised When comparing floats, what do you call the threshold of difference?
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Aug
11
comment When comparing floats, what do you call the threshold of difference?
@AProgrammer I disagree that the general definition of epsilon is not applicable to computing.
Aug
11
revised When comparing floats, what do you call the threshold of difference?
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Aug
9
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
8
comment When comparing floats, what do you call the threshold of difference?
@rwong That is one specialisation of the term epsilon, and there are many other. In engineering in general, epsilon does refer to a small quantity or an error and Machine epsilon is compatible with that idea.