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Blog Archive for tball during October 2004

I think all Java developers have at one time or another fallen in love with a new technology and wanted to use it to solve all problems; after all, when you have a "golden hammer", every problem starts looking like a nail. Remember when Java Reflection was all the rage when it was first introduced? All of Java's perceived ills could be solved with it, provided one ignored how slow and...
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks." Like many senior developers (old dogs), I've been quite happy and productive with Emacs or vi. I could use an IDE if absolutely necessary, but since my management pays me to be productive that always meant going back to my core tool set when the pressure was on. One reason Emacs (and, to a lesser extend, vi) remained such a productive tool...
"Writing tests is QA's job." I've heard that line ever since I started being paid to program over twenty-five years ago. It wasn't just from other developers looking to cut their workloads, but also from my management, QA engineers and their management. Since QA is responsible for product testing, unit tests fall within their jurisdiction. Go back to coding, Tom, and leave the...