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Blog Archive for kirillcool during January 2007

My current work project involves extending an existing application and adding a few new features. All is well and good, but it's written in C++. Well, all is still well, since that has been my primary development from '99 to '02 (in Visual Studio 6). The code is written well, the original developers sit right next to me, C++ is very much like Java (thankfully they didn't use operator overloading...
Seeing that this subject has popped up twice over the last two days (here and here), i decided to share a little trick to make a Color object mutable. In general, the Color class doesn't allow changing the existing object. However, since it's not final, we can use the Delegate pattern and direct all methods to a single "master" color that is computed dynamically. The master color computation can...
My last blog entry was back in November and it marked the last major core feature added to the Iowa release of Substance look and feel. The 45 days since were spent on one of the more important and less rewarding tasks in open source development - documentation. Some choose to charge money for documentation of their open source projects. Some prefer not to write any (saying that the code is the...
Joshua has tagged me, so here are five things that you didn't know about me. I spent about 25 minutes (don't tell my boss) trying to trace this thing to its origin. I got through 49 (!!!) links (some had to be retrieved from Yahoo's cache) to this post which mentions some mysterious Prousty (there's no link). Apparently, i'm not the only one who got to that Prousty. Think he's real? I waited to...