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Thomas Pepe
This summer I went to a the Kansas City Developers Conference (April 27 and 28th, 2012). It was fun and I learned a lot. I have been 3 times before and this is my first time blogging on it so here goes. What I saw: Zen of Architecture, SpecFlow, Troubleshooting Software in Production, The Kanban Game, Improving Java & .NET Developer Collaboration, ......

Myth 3: The source of all bad code is inept developers and stupid people When you review code is this what you assume? Shame on you. You are probably making assumptions in your code if you are assuming so much already. Bad code can be the result of any number of causes including but not limited to: using dated techniques (like boxing when generics are ......

Technical debt isn't sloppy code and the terms should not be used interchangeably. Technical debt is a deliberate tactic taken to overcome obstacles to reach a goal. Whereas sloppy code is often a misguided attempt at get-er-done. Technical debt is a welcome part of a healthy development life cycle. Sloppy code is not.

Standards You've probably done it. I know I have and I'm not too proud to admit that I've stepped outside the lines a time or two and not followed my company's coding standards to a T. Have you done the same?Please fill out my survey and tell me why. &ampamp;lt;a href="http://www.surveymonk... ......

Should we be hiring developer pairs, groups, or by the dozen? Will we need to convince our favorite coworkers to come with us before signing on with a new company in the near future? Some sources are making the prediction that this will be a reality for software developers in the near future.

Because I have moved to a new company, new position, and I am using new technologies this seems as good a time as any to change the focus of this blog. I have received some commentary to broaden my perspective and I will take this change to change and broaden the scope of my blog. More than just code I plan to include all sorts of things I come across ......

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Java has a handy class that retains the order in which map (dictionary in .NET) values can be iterated in the same order they were added called LinkedHashMap. Ways to iterate (*Coding from memory without compiler = chance for syntax errors: high): LinkedHashMap<String,Str... states = new LinkedHashMap<String,Str... states.put("AL", ......

Though software fundamentals, patterns, and anti-patterns are by far more important and intellectually stimulating to discuss, sometimes it's difficult to move to a new set of terms. When I first learned to program, .NET was pre v1.1 and the java community was getting ready for v1.4. Naturally, I preferred java because of its price, stability, and all ......

CTEs or common table expressions can be used to make recursive SQL stantements. CTEs are ANSI-99 standard. Please read www.sql-server-performance.... for more information. I have only had 2 instances in my career where CTEs made sense for me to use in a pratical setting. If you have found them more practical, please share. The first ......

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