Faces and Feeds

I think I might have to develop an app for reading Facebook the way I think it should work. There was an article doing the rounds the other week about how "our minds can be hijacked," which was all about how terrible social networking is for us. I skimmed part of it, but got annoyed…

Wondering why people recruiting for senior development positions often ask low-level JVM type questions. Doesn’t hurt to know that stuff, but who keeps it at their fingertips?

Some Thoughts On Software Development

Before the job interview that I mentioned the other day, the company asked me to answer some questions in writing. I didn't get the job, but I was pleased with my written answers (and they presumably helped me to get the interview, at least). So I thought I'd reuse them as a blog post. None…

Java isn’t slow

So if your Java code is doing something easier than processing 6 million events a second, and it’s slow, you can maybe make it faster! Source: Java isn't slow Great piece by Julia Evans on some really fast Java applications. Notably LMAX.

Eclipse SVN key bindings not working

I often get problems with the key bindings when I create a new Eclipse workspace. The recent ones with Subversion seemed intractable until I found this answer on the mighty StackOverflow. It's a frustrating thing when your muscle-memory has an action and it doesn't trigger the expected response. keyboard shortcuts - SVN key bindings not…