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April 13, 2010

Testing with Hibernate

April 08, 2010

Some of the unit tests I wrote lately involved setting up a data setup in the DB and testing the code using and mutating it. To make it clear, the DB is an in memory DB so the setup is super fast without IO slowdowns. Its very easy to do the setup using hibernate but… Read more

Sometimes you need a little help from your friends

April 07, 2010

…when the football gets stuck.

Konami kaChing

by Hugh
April 01, 2010

Happy April Fools’ Day from everyone at kaChing! If you’re looking for a treat, try entering a certain code on the kaChing homepage.

Z-Index and Local Stacking Contexts

by Hugh
March 27, 2010

z-index is a CSS property that specifies the order of your elements on the z-axis. The higher the z-index value, the closer the element is to the user. Using z-index is handy to make sure elements like modal dialogs show up above everything else on the page. div#red { z-index: 1; } div#green { z-index:… Read more

Ids and Ambiguous Method Parameters

March 14, 2010

You’ve probably run into a method with a signature like: void addToGroup(long userId, long groupId) and a common question you might ask yourself is, “Oh, was it the user id first, or the group id first? I always forget. Stupid method.” You’ve encoded the meaning of the parameters into their names, and hence you need… Read more