Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pragmatic Compromise

Have you noticed that all the guys who are advocating a compromise code quality vs. speed,
are not the guys who are going to maintain that code? Have you noticed that these guys bully you into delivering features fast, and later they come complaining ' Why is the quality so poor? '.
Even if quality is not seen as corporate asset, make it a part of your professional ethics.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Has anybody tried to do an EJB DynamicQuery implementation a la groovy, using a DynamicProxy ?
(post inspired by AutoBoundary proxymatic)
Apparently yes: check-out the LiquidForm.
There are some other alternatives, but java is not there yet.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Scrum Log

After reading/watching an impressive amount of presentations from Henrik Kniberg: parleys, slides, technical-debt, bootstraping scrum and xp in a crisis, scrum checklist, and more, I've decided to keep a personal iteration log.
It's amazing how much clarity you get at the end of an iteration: the retrospective.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Dark Syntax Highlight

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Keywords: 217,167,15
Comments: 0,185,0
Tasks,ToDos: 0,255,0