Monthly Archives: July 2010

Anti-Pattern: Too much of your application is about interacting with external resources

Firstly, what am I talking about? Applications that meet some of the following descriptions: Stored procedures with a fair amount of conditional logic or complicated business rules buried in a sub-query (some would argue sprocs at all). Web pages with … Continue reading 

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Project Management in Java: A Confused .NET Developer’s Perspective

When I was first introduced to workplace Java the amount of ways one could define a project appeared to be restrictive, confusing and a point of frequent friction. While those things may all be true, it’s a great deal better … Continue reading 

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MySQL 5 Performance Tuning Toolkit

Recently we’d played with table partitioning and because of the limitations of it and some decisions we’d made a very long time ago we ended up spending a couple of days tracking down hotspots. In the process I picked up … Continue reading 

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