Building Web Services with Haste

June 12th, 2012
A few weeks ago a customer needed two web services. One of them needed to return an image, the other some data in XML document form. The contract of these services didn’t really matter. And of course, haste was required. They had other companies who wanted to start their integration with these services. Read more

About Code Coverage

June 5th, 2012
The discussion about the number of code coverage you must have, seems to gain more and more attention lately. On the one side there are the people who write their tests after the fact and their managers, claiming numbers that vary more or less in the range of 60-80%. On the other side there are the people who do TDD, who wonder how you can get anything less than about 100%. Read more

Life's not about Frameworks

May 24th, 2012
Last week I came across a post on Java Code Geeks about how “ORM haters don’t get it”. The author rambles on about how the arguments of the so-called haters are wrong, and he explains his understanding of ORM and how he claims that without using ORM from the start, every project eventually ends up with a home-grown ORM-like framework. Read more

The Art of Testing

April 30th, 2012
In a few previous posts I talked about the importance of unit testing and Test-Driven Development (TDD). Read more