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Blog Archive for malcolmdavis during May 2004

With the right incentive, the unattainable can be attained While fighting the Germans during WW II, General Patton's Army ran out of fuel and came to a halt. With no fuel to advance against the enemy, as a joke, Patton told his Army that they could have a pass (time off). The next day, a portion of Patton's Army was several hundred miles away in Paris. Somehow the soldiers had found fuel....
I recently attended a talk by Dr. Don Batory, on Generative and Component-Based Software Engineering. The goal of generative is to increase the productivity, quality, and reduce time-to-market in software development. [ Who's not trying to do this? Isn't this why Java was invented?] The part I found most interesting was the discussion on Feature Oriented Programming. For Generative design to...
One developer, 2 modifications A developer has made 2 modifications, one to a client class, and a second to component classes. The client and component classes are packaged separately, but deployed together. When the developer tries to run the application, a "NoSuchMethodError" exception is thrown. The "NoSuchMethodError" problem is a common one seen by developers new to Java. The exception...