Category: Software development

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is the common saying I heard a lot when I started worked for a software company on development. I can list some of the pros and cons of fix it. Pros Architecture chaos: if not fixing it, basically as the software ages, per the “broken windows” theory, people would just throw in changes to

March 31, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the pretty reports? About a year ago, I worked for a client for an iOS project. The developer I worked with is very enthusiastic about unit testing, test driven development. I recall he used some tool (lcov, stands for line coverage), and set up the build script such that the unit test and lcov

February 26, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m back to Java world again, after about 2 years stint on Objective-C and iOS development. I’m not new to Java land, as I have done Java work between 2010 and 2011, for 2 years. My personal learning experience: JSF => Spring MVC (jspx is still very similar): I have done JSF, which is a

February 15, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes In my 13+ years of software development career, I have done both. So which one do I prefer? This is a bit like asking my daughter: who do you like more, mommy or daddy? (I will reveal my daughter’s answer at the end.) I think both are interesting work, and both could be challenging. If

February 7, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update 08-Dec-2020) Things I learned today (or tomorrow am 🙂 One team can have at most two distribution certs In Xcode sign in as agent without the ( or after @) because it appears my apple id is just the id without all the @ + dot com stuff. That alone cost me probably

February 6, 2013

Reading Time: < 1 minute I need to create a SOAP client in C#, and in order to test it I need a SOAP web service. Since my hosting company uses MySQL/PHP technology stack, I am using this PHP Soap web service example. For the C# soap client, I am following this example on stackoverflow. But there is one problem

January 16, 2013

Reading Time: < 1 minute I need to do some development work on Windows, using Visual Studio. I like to have a simple source code control system, in recent years I have used CVS, Subversion and git (on Mac). I did a google search on Subversion and found some instructions regarding setting up Subversion. Setting up Subversion on Windows and

January 10, 2013

Reading Time: 4 minutes (Update 02-27-2019) It’s 5 and half years since last update. And two more jobs for me :] Noticed from recent job search in STL, code exercise and code testing (at the spot, pair programming, TDD) is becoming common now in STL, which is unthink of 5.5 years back. I did add a few blog posts

November 27, 2011

Reading Time: < 1 minute drop down box Clear a list for selectionOneMenu every time, got burned by this in a “page number” drop down for Richfaces data scroller. And some other places. Use validator keep in mind it will overwrite the required = “true”, if the user does not select a valid value from drop down, it will give

November 10, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes The following was written more than a year ago… ====== Got opportunity to work on those two technologies recently due to job change. Had some gotchas as I transform from C++, CAD programming to this new program paradigm. Data problem vs. coding error In CAD world, sometimes there is problem with the data (CAD file)

October 11, 2011
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