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The Problem: Calling a function many times throughout a particular JavaScript file or block. JavaScript is often used to manipulate a variety of HTML objects on a page, i.e. to “show” or “hide” them, or perform some type of toggled functionality on a variety of buttons, divs, etc. It is not uncommon to see code [...]

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Problem: You wish to populate a “collection_select” box with an Array. I recently had an issue where I wanted to create a select box populated from an array of continuous years. I wanted to use thecollection_select method so it would have a minimal “code footprint” and play nice with the form that I had built. [...]

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Cocoon has been around for years with an active development community. I tried to work with it in 2002 using the books and resources available at the time, but I was using Windows at that point and the books really focused more on a Unix/Linux deployment, and at the time I didn’t have the chops [...]

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I often find myself writing lightweight performance tests as part of a suite of the unit tests, to make sure that my code hasn’t been written in a way to destroy the performance of an application. I also create performance tests as a standalone Application to test (for instance) how many HttpServletRequest/Response calls can be [...]

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“As soon as I put a man in command of the army, they all wanted ME to be the general. Now it isn’t so with Grant. He hasn’t told me what his plans are. I don’t know and I don’t want to know. I am glad to find a man who can go ahead without [...]

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Is your Engineering Development project stalled in QA? Have expectations throughout your organization been lowered to the point where extremely long, ponderous QA cycles are planned for and expected? This could be the result of an Involuntary Prototyping process that can become a trap that is expensive, not only from a product time line/opportunity cost [...]

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IntelliJ’s support of JBoss-rules in no way compares to Eclipse, but even that isn’t enough to get me off my butt and move from my fave. That said, I created a semi-literate FileType for the drl files so that IntelliJ will recognize them and you will get a decent amount of syntax highlighting. Is it [...]

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Passion towards an IDE?

I have to admit that I don’t write as much Java as I used to. I spend a ton of time in design, using UML tools (Visual Paradigm is my favorite). Lately, I’ve spent some time digging into the JBoss-rules framework – really getting to understand it and draw comparisons between it and JESS, CLIPS [...]

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eCommerce and Revenue-Generating Site stakeholders often worry about traffic; they think that if they don’t get enough they aren’t going to make any money. There is a little truth to that, but more important is getting good quality traffic before you go after lots of users. If you get 10,000 hits per week with a [...]

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The Darwinian Code Base

The Role of Technology in eCommerce ECommerce enterprises are not “technology” or “software” companies. While more modern technologies can and do offer massive benefits to them, the business as a whole does not exist for any specific technology, good or mediocre, as long as it can further its mission and goals. The technology departments in [...]

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