Saturday, September 19, 2015


Source Code In Database. This was actually a passing reference at the very end of a humorous essay listing ways to write Java code that ensure your continued employment (i.e. writing easily misunderstood code). The essay is copied to a place not its original home, because frankly its original home is oddly formatted and broken up into multiple pages, and the copy was all one readable text extent.

But following that link brings you to this oddly-formatted list of excellent things you could do if you were dealing with a system that actually understood your code. Refactoring on the fly, as it were, because you've stored at least part of the code at the conceptual level instead of at the pure syntax level.

Very thought-provoking indeed! Some of them are sheer brilliance, obviously written by a guy who has done a lot of maintenance programming.

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