Monthly Archives: September 2008

>Quote of the Day

> Nothing makes a system more flexible than a suite of tests. Nothing. Good architecture and design are important; but the affect of a robust suite of tests is an order of magnitude greater. It’s so much greater because those … Continue reading

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>Quote of the Day

> Professionals write clear and clean code. They use their language well. They use their language efficiently. But they don’t aspire to be master tricksters. Rather, they prove their professionalism by writing code that needs no explanation. — Robert “Uncle … Continue reading

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>Refactoring getMatchString, refactored

>Robert has correctly pointed out, that there was now a chance for a Null Pointer Exception to occur with aRegion. Also, I noticed that there was a possibility that a Null parent could cause a Null Pointer Exception to occur … Continue reading

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>Refactoring getMatchString

>I’m going to be taking a look at some code I refactored in the XSL Tools Content Assist processor that was originally copied from the XML UI content assist processor. This is not to critize the code, but to give … Continue reading

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>Refactoring XSL to Clean Code

>Well, at least less ugly and easier to extend code. I’ve been ankle and waist deep at times in the XSL Tools content assistance. I’ve learned a lot about the way the WTP XML Content assist processor class is setup. … Continue reading

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>Transparency? Visibility? Accountability?

>CNET news.com reported on an IBM press release, where IBM will be “reviewing their membership in existing standards bodies…” and with drawing from those that don’t supply enough transparency into the overall development of the standards. Bob Sutor provides some … Continue reading

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>What Happened to XML.com?

>One of the sites that I used to regularly vist, was XML.com. I still visit it from time to time, but the quality of the site hasn’t been what it used to be. With the apparent emphasis on blogs, and … Continue reading

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