Category: Software Development

Jun 05 2016

Book Review: Practices of an Agile Developer

I’ve just finished reading “Practices of an Agile Developer” by Venkat Subramaniam and Andy Hunt. My overall impression of the book is good. I don’t believe I was the target audience the authors had in mind but it would certainly serve well as part of an “Introduction to Agile” reading list. The layout of the book …

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Oct 23 2014

Book Review: Pragmatic Guide to Subversion

Pragmatic Guide to Subversion by Mike Mason My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you are new to Subversion this is a decent read discussing the main ways you will use the repository and most likely the tools you’ll be using to do so. If you’ve been using Subversion for a while it can be …

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Jul 02 2012

Android Development using the CommonsWare library

There has been talk recently about some Android work coming down the pipeline in the office, so in a bid to ensure I get on to an interesting project I’ve started to learn more about Android development. When I have the time to actually sit down and learn something (rather than “we need this working …

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Dec 02 2011

Clean Code – A talk

I’ve recently watched this video of Robert C Martin giving a Clean Code talk at Java Forum in Stockholm. This post will be a mix of description of the talk, and my thoughts on the content. Clean Code, Robert C Martin, Javaforum Stockholm 2011-08-24 from Björn Caroll on Vimeo. It opens with quite an entertaining …

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Apr 24 2011

New Developer rig based on H67 chipset and i5 2500K

Well I’ve finally went and done it. After many months of looking around and changing my mind about everything, I’ve placed my order with Ebuyer for all the components I need to build my own system. I’ve built systems in the past that were on tight budgets and involved a certain amount of cannibalisation of …

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