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emptyList(), emptySet(), emptyMap()

December 08, 2009

This is the first in a series of posts on under-utilized Java collection types and idioms worth adding to your Java vocabulary. Top 5 Under-utilized Java Collections #1: Empty Collections Every Java programmer has at least once declared a constant to represent an empty collection. It might have looked something like this: static final List<Result>… Read more

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving (or for some Frenchgiving) being upon us, it’s time for a different kind of recipe. You’ll need 2 Butternut squash 3 Scallions 1 Celery 3 Carrots Vegetable broth Olive oil, salt, pepper Optionally sour cream and pine nuts Peel and cut the butternut squash in pieces. Place them on a griddle and put them… Read more

Parsing Java annotations

November 19, 2009

At kaChing, we are on a 5-minute commit-to-production cycle. To achieve this extreme iteration cycle, we are running a series of very fast analyses on our code base. From discovering bad code snippets to detecting missing Guice‘s bindings, these tests strive to catch common mistakes due to distracted developers, new hires or bad APIs. As… Read more

The Crunchie award

November 18, 2009

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Closure Compiler: Type Checking JavaScript, an overview

November 14, 2009

Type Checking JavaScript View more documents from Pascal-Louis Perez.

Magic with shell

November 13, 2009

Today was one of those days where you wear a big smile all day. I started with some Java for breakfast, continued with a bit of Python, and then got roped in on a red card. (Tonight I’ll get back to JavaScript experimentations.) We use Interactive Brokers for all of our execution, and love their… Read more