Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hamlet D'arcy on Mockito

A beautiful post from Hamlet D'arcy on Mockito - Pros, Cons, and Best Practices. My team at work uses EasyMock. I want to use Mockito for my next project; this post makes it an easier sell.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Getting maven dependency sources and javadocs

I found Ted Wise posting on the problem I tackled today: how to download sources and javadocs from command-line maven:

$ mvn dependency:sources
$ mvn dependency:resolve -Dclassifier=javadocs

Unsure why the discrepancy.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

The error of group-think

Idris Mootee writes at Blogging Innovation about the error of group-think. My favorite quote:

I see this all the time, one smart person can make a quick decision to solve a problem, two smart persons can frame an issue better and share perspectives and ten smart persons often have no idea of what problems they are trying to solve.

I have seen this all my work life: decision-making by committee produces the proverbial camel instead of a horse.

UPDATE: Fixed article link.

Friday, September 03, 2010

IntelliJ made me $1500 trading on my portfolio today

IntelliJ made me $1500 trading on my portfolio today! No, not really. But is there anything for Java programming it won't do? I read about a "new" (new to me) feature in the IDEA blog, Referencing marked objects in expression evaluation. The post describes cools updates for IDEA X to this already cool feature.

And a picture to save (1000 - N) words: