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Wed Jul 09 16:31:30 GMT 2008 From /weblog/fun/development+related


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Wed Mar 26 18:06:32 GMT 2008 From /weblog/fun/development+related


This is a very insightful comparison about various procedure at enterprise with no procedure with OSS, most of the time we hope that adding various policy and procedure to help reduce problem. Most likely, a nice team with same goal can deliver more, and usually, policy and bureaucrat harm on team building -

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Mon Mar 17 17:25:25 GMT 2008 From /weblog/fun/development+related/story

Beautiful Code in the Real World

Comment 1:

“I have read a few chapters of Beautiful Code. It’s a great book, but in my job I have to maintain a steaming pile of legacy code. I don’t have many opportunities to think about beauty because I barely have time to keep the existing code functional. The best I can do it to keep crappy code from getting worse.”

Comment 2:

“Very interesting book. I wish I had an opportunity to think about cool algorithms for tough problems, but I am working on a boring enterprise application. I read stuff from a database, do something trivial to it and then I generate some reports. There aren’t that many opportunity for clever algorithms and beautiful solutions in business logic.”

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Wed Feb 13 17:47:42 GMT 2008 From /weblog/fun/development+related


Exception as termination function -

Use clipboard for application communication -

"Every time you cut and paste code, god kills a kitten" -Mark[..]iscussTopicParent=14469&ixDiscussGroup=3

Few Java coding problems -

Amazing, use CDROM ejection to simulate restart robot -

JSR666 ,[..]8/02/13/jsr666_extension_exception_types

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Sat Jan 12 08:28:39 GMT 2008 From /weblog/fun/development+related/story


The Brillant Paula Strikes Back -

The reason that version no. at Help/About is bad -

The Digital Donkey, , some say it is

In fact we don't need to do something before making sell -

Most Ridiculous Outsourcing Story of the Year - [..]iscussTopicParent=15297&ixDiscussGroup=3

Don't try to cheat programmer :-) -

Development life is suck!!! Really??? -

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Thu Jan 03 07:45:51 GMT 2008 From /weblog/fun/development+related

Well commented code

Well commented bullshit

Commented but wrong

About Apache Xalan parser

Fxxx in comments -

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Mon Nov 12 07:03:47 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related/story


Don't let validations kill your business -

Funny blame from american of outsourcing -

saving at enterprise -

How to make front door look good: Don't allow employee pass it... -[..]

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Sat Sep 29 07:16:10 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related


Hard to know why there are so many error...

Hardcode path -

Redefine NULL -

Accident Recurrsive -

Excel display bug cause by float -

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Thu Sep 06 06:21:33 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related


The methodology of having bad software -

Our code have unit tests so our code is solid !! -

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Thu Aug 02 15:58:39 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related


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Wed Aug 01 17:22:10 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related


How to prevent user request adding feature?? Delay the release...[..]ist-adding-new-features-to-your-project/

Q & A from poor arhitect -[..]7/06/how-to-spot-dreaded-non-coding.html

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Tue Jul 10 10:14:08 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related


Fun UI and error message:

How to drive user away? A big login box... or too many features in single screen -[..]cles/Classic_WTF_-_Enter_the_Matrix.aspx

UI -

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Wed Jul 04 16:25:28 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related


Use VB for data structure course~

Hack the security course's forum!

Things learnt in or not in college -[..]arnedAboutSoftwareWHILENOTInCollege.aspx

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Fri Jun 29 02:49:11 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related

How to kill star programmer

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Fri May 04 07:16:18 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related/story


This should go along with the bomb-targeting device used in Afghanistan. The solder on the ground set the GPS coordinates for the bomb drop. Then he noticed the battery was low. So he swapped out the battery, then pressed the 'Fire' button.

Unfortunately, the device reset itself when he swapped the battery. It reset itself to its current position, *not* the offset position he had entered.

The soldier and 4 others died in the bomb drop.
True story -- see Software Development, November 2004.


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Fri May 04 07:14:03 GMT 2007 From /weblog/fun/development+related/story

development flow

> In the software world, picking icons and taking screen
> shots are not critical path tasks compared to writing
> the save data to file routines.

One shop I'm acquainted with, the sequence is
- Programmer designs an awesome GUI because he
felt like it
- Customer passing through sees it and says
"That's cool! How soon can I have it?"
- Management answers "Six months"
- Programmers code furiously (no time for design!)
- Seven months later, code review meeting is called
for thousands of lines of code. Six or more people
say, "I haven't had time to look at it. You
tested it, right?"
- Ship it.
- Start debugging.

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Tue Jul 04 04:36:27 GMT 2006 From /weblog/fun/development+related

Over complication

Web service:

Redefine true:

Boolean is hard...:

Encryption the function:

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Tue Jun 27 07:28:37 GMT 2006 From /weblog/fun/development+related


A very very long sessionid -

Validation at XML -

Use shell script at web application -

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Fri May 26 03:24:10 GMT 2006 From /weblog/fun/development+related

Hard code

hard code role permission into code:

Strangle problem of sybase, try set WORKAROUND2=8192

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Tue May 16 06:10:34 GMT 2006 From /weblog/fun/development+related


We need soooo many table~

Let's build our own DBMS!!

Home made deadlock detector:

Embedded HTML in Database:

Use excel work as database, and use excel call database

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Thu May 04 07:40:11 GMT 2006 From /weblog/fun/development+related

Common Problems

Use static in multi-thread environment -

Not sync. in multi-thread environment -

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Tue May 02 11:17:01 GMT 2006 From /weblog/fun/development+related

programmer lie

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Mon Mar 27 04:38:00 GMT 2006 From /weblog/fun/development+related


Run SQL:

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Mon Mar 27 04:35:43 GMT 2006 From /weblog/fun/development+related


See how to turn off debug log:

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Mon Mar 27 04:30:20 GMT 2006 From /weblog/fun/development+related


Measure LOC

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