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Archive for August 2005

Aug/05

31

Alternatives to Ajax

Finally I found a good article comparing Ajax with the rest of the equivalent technologies out there. It seems like a good resource to present to the team at Resources. I had mention before that I find web UIs quite rigid and the main alternative I had seen for this in the industry was Flash. […]

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Aug/05

30

Google’s having DNS problems

When you do a search in sogo it shows up results like the first image. They even have a privacy policy, second image… This is fun, I can’t seem to find any recent problem like this on thenews today, the last one I heard of was in May 2005 :D. Still on the discussion list […]

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Aug/05

30

Google hacked?

On a curious note…I got an email on a discussion list asking if google had been hacked this morning. It looks like everytime this person tried to access google she was redirected to a SOGO search engine. She tried with Safari, Firefox and IE on her Mac, all browsers pointed to SOGO… It seems that […]

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I think I mentioned before that I did php on my spare time, sometimes.I used to work with it on my day work, but not anymore. A friend had requested me to do a clean up on a MySQL table. This table had email text imported from an inbox that to be shown in a […]

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Primitive Obsession Use small objects to represent data such as money (which combines quantity and currency) or a date range object Data Class Classes with fields and getters and setters and nothing else (aka, Data Transfer Objects – DTO) Data Clumps Clumps of data items that are always found together. Refused Bequest Subclasses don’t want […]

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I just found this good resource with a summary of techniques to identify and refactor smelly code.It’s a good summary of what you get explained with examples and detailed comments in the Fowler’s book. The original post is at the java.net wiki SmellsToRefactorings Smells Within Classes Comments Should only be used to clarify “why” not […]

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A programmer should take great pride on what she does, coding in a hurry and with a tight deadline often produces unreadable code, it might work, but yikes! who’s gonna be able to maintain it afterwards…Only when you are a zen on identifying code smells you can create beautiful code from the beginning and in […]

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It’s been a busy week indeed. Not busier than before though. I managed to create an installer for the windows service, fine tuned the algorithm, refactored the code with this new cool tool I found netRefactor from KnowDotNet and have kept myself busy in the evenings doing some code for fun…Kenny and I are trying […]

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TGIF!I’ve spent two weeks in a row working on this part of the project. We have an old database that is internal to our intranet and want to publish part of its data online, the old database is still in use. For publishing the data we should feed an online MSSQL DB. Due to the […]

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Aug/05

11

The Ideal Programmer

I forgot the exact source of this paper. I believe it’s used at UCLA, to impress junior students. What an ideal programmer should be/do/have done:(1) Read a manual(2) Written a program from scratch on your own(3) Written an application used by more than 10people(4) Written application code that was used (is beingused) for 3 consecutive […]

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