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Archive for August, 2008

copy & paste

August 30th, 2008 by Jeanne Boyarsky

Virtually all of us are guilty of copy and paste “reuse.”  There are different types of reuse though and each come with their own set of problems and gotchas. Copy/paste a method or large code snippet This is the kind of reuse that almost everyone will agree is bad.  When all is said and done […]

Error Checking Across Three-tiered Systems

August 27th, 2008 by Scott Selikoff

For today’s post we’re going to delve into one of the least talked about but extremely common tasks a software developer works with, input validation, or error checking as its more commonly referred to as. Input validation is defined as taking what a user enters on screen, verifying it meets certain requirements, and returning a […]

EJB3 – annotations vs xml

August 24th, 2008 by Jeanne Boyarsky

Scott’s recent post on EJB3 got me thinking about annotations as a “replacement” for XML. By now, we all know why shoving everything in XML isn’t the best of ideas.  I think shoving everything in Java code is bad too.  In particular deployment time concerns (like security) shouldn’t require a recompile. JEE 5 offers the […]