Friday, December 18, 2009

Tree Etiquette

Dear Developers (I'm looking at you, Eclipse!),

When you have an expandable tree UI, always remember to include a "collapse all" button. Thanks!

Love and Kisses,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Always remember - if you update your path in Windows, you have to restart Eclipse before Eclipse Ant will see the change. ARGH! This cost me 2 hours!

Unit Testing Anti-Patterns

This is a presentation I gave recently about Unit Testing Anti-Patterns. The material is fairly basic, but you'd be surprised at how many professional developers are addicted to very bad practices writing unit tests, and are generally unfamiliar with the basic principles in this presentation.

Unit Testing Anti-Patterns (PDF)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Favorite Lines from the Latest Art Brut Album, "Art Brut vs. Satan".

"I can't believe I've only just discovered the Replacements" - "The Replacements"

"How can we sleep at night when no one likes the records we like?" - "Demons Out!"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Strangely enough, a band named Sub Debs recorded a song named "12XU" in 1999, that is not at all the Wire song.