David DeWolf

12 articles

Tip: Benefiting from Code Base Standardization

Same Line or Next Line? Tabs or spaces? Camel case, underscores, or dashes? Whether the debate is code conventions or naming standards, most developers...

Tip: The Psychology of Builds

Build times matter. Agile development and other pragmatic methodologies rely heavily on the practices of continuous integration, automated testing, and frequent builds. As build...

Tip: Eliminate Waste with Simple Design

One of the principal values of Agile Software Development is the priority given to working software. In other words, agile development teams value working...

Tip: Use Tiles Decorations; Reduce Configuration

In case you haven't heard, the Apache Tiles framework, which gained popularity and widespread adoption as a Struts plugin, graduated into its own top-level...

Tip: Leveraging Struts2 Type Conversion

Type conversion is the process by which type-agnostic data is converted into more complex objects. These strategies are typically used in web applications to...

TIP: Taking Advantage of Java Generics

Java5 has been out for several years now, but the reality is that many corporations have just recently standardized on this version of the...

TIP: Increase your Productivity

What is the major difference between average developers and those who really stand out? Productivity. Those who excel in development positions have learned to...

2006 Open Source Product of the Year

The open source movement continues to take the software industry by storm. In 2005, corporations such as Oracle and BEA joined IBM in contributing...

Embedding Apache Pluto

The Java Portlet Specification (originally created through JSR-168) provides a standard for developing portal components with the Java programming language. Although the specification was...

Developing Portlets with Apache Pluto

The Java Portlet Specification (originally created through JSR-168) provides a standard for developing portal components with the Java programming language. This specification, originally released...

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