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Archive for February, 2009

16 Feb, 2009

My employer values its workers

Posted by: TheKaptain In: Development

I was reading this blog post today and it occurred to me – my present employer has done all of this, and more, for its developers. 1. For my daily work I use a Macbook Pro with 3GB of memory and a 7200 rpm drive. It was the absolute top of the line when it was […]

08 Feb, 2009

My favorite new Groovy trick

Posted by: TheKaptain In: Development

I program primarily in Java, but I must admit I’m a bit of a fanboy when it comes to the Groovy language. The syntatic sugar helps reduce some of the overhead of doing what should be simple things in Java, like reading Files or parsing XML. In particular the additions to the Collections API make […]