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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.

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
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Aug
12
revised Should I use JavaFx properties?
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Aug
12
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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
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Aug
9
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Aug
9
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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.
Aug
7
revised When comparing floats, what do you call the threshold of difference?
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Aug
7
answered When comparing floats, what do you call the threshold of difference?
Jul
31
comment Do I have to release source code because I'm using JavaFX?
License is the same as for the JDK/JRE so you should not have to release your source code. See also: stackoverflow.com/questions/13416588/…
Jun
6
comment Python productivity VS Java Productivity
Reading a text file in java: List<String> lines = Files.readAllLines(Paths.get("file.txt"), Charset.forName("UTF-8"));. Not too bad! (This is java 7 which was not released yet in March 11).
May
27
comment Is it a bad practice to modify code strictly for testing purposes
A good read that agrees with your proposed change: a Google guide to Writing Testable Code. It focuses on Java but most principles are easily transposable.
May
22
comment Is it a performance hit to create threads that loop a lot to check for things?
@afsantos There are valid uses for busy waiting - alternatives typically imply descheduling your thread and rescheduling it later. If you know you won't loop for more than a few CPU cycles, it can be much more efficient to busy-wait than to allow a context switch.
Mar
27
answered In Java, would you sacrifice type safety for a nicer programming interface
Mar
15
comment How do I convince my boss to use REST over SOAP?
Interesting comparison: oracle.com/technetwork/articles/javase/index-137171.html
Mar
10
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