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Extend classes or use Utils and Handlers instead?

March 23, 2012


Extending Classes is one of the knee-jerk reactions when you want to build and extend on default behavior. Unproven and wild assumptions This article explores a new – and more restricted – approach to OOP than I am used to until now. It describes a new approach I will be using and testing in the […]

Refactoring: When, what and where?

July 7, 2011


The basis of refactoring Refactoring or Core Refactoring is a process in which code and the organization of code and classes are restructured, to: Increase clarity – As a project grows, code can become more and more messy, as chosen paths changes and solutions that once were sufficient had to be expanded or changed as […]

Getting paid – what to do and to avoid when working for clients

April 8, 2011


This is a blog post I wanted to write for several months now. BASIS How do you assure you get paid? Well: everything revolves around six basic principles: Screening – Is your (potential) client up to it? Clarity – When you disagree, can agreements be disputed or are the crystal clear? Communication – Do you […]

Flash and the challenge of Document Printing

March 23, 2011


For Q3 of 2011, I have planned the realization of Paperino (“Duck” in iItalian), which is a set of libraries to RAD applications and websites in flash. Flash and the challenge of printing While Flash offers you an interface / API to print content directly from Flash, this APIU is quite troubled, not to say […]

Mac versus PC – choosing a new high-performance laptop

December 1, 2010


My current MacBook pro is close to 3 years old and starts to hamper me. So it is time for replacement. In spite of the hype – and even due to the hype – I am not impressed by Apple. I admire their approach to create a complete experience, from the machine to the software […]

RAD, Agile and: the good, the bad and the ugly on the Waterfall method

September 27, 2010


Introduction About 50 years ago, programming even the simplest routines was a time-consuming business and compiling code happened in overnight batches. In that time it was very relevant to paper-prototype everything as extensive and specific as possible as – once you started in a specific direction – it was hard to turn around and change […]

Google into Fiber – the Google Network and where this might head to

February 10, 2010


It seems that my “prediction” regarding “Google Wireless” on Januari 6, 2010 is not so far off as I thought: Read: Think big with a gig We’re planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We’ll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times […]