Designer vs. Programmer: Fight!

I spend a lot of my work days doing both design and programming, which is fine, except that the two disciplines are very different. In fact, they’re downright contradictory at times.

The devolution of a programmer.

A sizable amount of my working life has been spent processing large quantities of text: generating it, reformatting it, parsing it, displaying it. Over the years, my approach to this sort of thing has evolved.

Shooting code.

The really neat thing about these games (for the coders in the audience) is that the bullet patterns are not predetermined, but are instead generated using an engine that reads an XML document.

Dysfunctional Programming.

Ah, yes. Now I remember why I’m trying to get out of software.

Good night, eclectic. We hardly knew ye.

I just wanted to give a shout out and thank you to Leigh for teaching me so much, so painlessly.

“Resourceundle” is not a word in any language.

There’s nothing more fun than deciphering other people’s code. Especially when their Javadoc is in German. Poorly spelled German. announces launch of the Mozilla Foundation.

It’s about time.

//TODO: trust your code.

In any given programming project, the source code is the only trustworthy document.

As God is my witness, I’ll never use JTextField again!

The really sweet thing about JFormattedTextField is the way it beats JTextField as a general-purpose text editing component.

Vince McMahon is the new manager at the JBoss Group.

In true JBoss fashion, everyone involved seems to have made a concerted effort to talk as much trash as possible during the whole affair.