Ignoring versioned files with GIT

Suppose you work in a team. You download the project sources and you need to change some configurations according to your working environment, like the tcp port on which to run the webserver or the path where to store the log files. If you commit those files, after your local set up, this would impact […]

Eclipse Save Actions

I recently started to use a feature in Eclipse 3.6.1 that I didn’t notice before: the “Save Actions”. Basically you can configure some actions that will be done automatically when you save a Java source. Some of them are really useful, like Organizing the imports, adding ‘final’ to private member instances, etc. Here the screen-shot […]

Unit test naming conventions

There are a certain number of naming conventions used for unit tests. At beginning, with JUnit 3, to define a test it was mandatory that the class name was named like MyClassTest, be extending from TestCase and all the test method names were starting with ‘test’ as in ‘testMyMethod()’. I think that this is a […]

Some time ago, I've answered to a job interview question which was sounding more or less like: «suppose you have 20 minutes to talk to an audience of junior developers about what have been the lessons you learned from your software development experience, and resume that in three points, about what a good developer shall […]




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