State of Web Performance 2010 (via Steve Souders)

December 28, 2010

Steve Souders recently published his State of Performance for the web for 2010. This is a well written state of where we have been in improving and capitalizing on performance of web applications and web sites in general. It also goes into plans and hopes for 2011. I personally am excited about the continual progression […]

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How Many Ways to Say “Hello World”

December 20, 2010

So, I’ve been intending on writing this silly article for awhile, but have not got around to it until today. Anyways, every time I hear someone mention a new language and then look into it, the first thing I notice is how they print the standard “Hello World” statement to the screen. After the first […]

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Java Performance: Map vs If/Else

December 17, 2010

I came across an interesting javascript article the other day on how not to write javascript: Google Closure: How not to write JavaScript The interesting part of this article that caught my eye was using a map instead of a switch or if/else statement to check for string comparisons. This got me thinking of whether […]

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Building Annotation-Driven Configuration

December 7, 2010

In the last few years, annotation-driven libraries have been on the rise in new and even existing libraries. Rather than use configuration files such as XML or properties, libraries now make use of annotations in JDK 5 to mix the configuration directly inline with the code. This simplifies the configuration by not having to maintain […]

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