Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy Birthday, BASIC!

Birthday cake... worst pixel art ever!

I haven't written a lick of BASIC in years, now. But because 2014 marks its 50th anniversary, I simply have to tip my hat to the language that introduced me to programming back when I was a kid.

According to the wikipedia article for Dartmouth BASIC, May 1, 1964 is recorded as the date when Kemeny and McGeachie successfully fired off their first BASIC command. As for me, I didn't successfully fire off my first BASIC command until almost twenty years later. I was

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Java 8 Collection Updates - Slides and Code

Here are the slides from my presentation at the Nashville Java User Group on April 1, 2014. Also, I've got the Hack-n-Slash code samples from the presentation available on GitHub. They run as JUnit tests, so you can explore them, tinker with them, and see them in action!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Writing Small Methods... No, I Mean Really Small Methods

Mouse and Elephant

Like many programmers, I've typically aimed to keep my methods small. On average, my methods have been probably around 8-12 lines long. But lately, I've had a blast

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