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It has just dawned on me that my blog is quickly becoming nothing more than a dry boring journal that I update every now and then providing updates regarding different projects that I am working on. To make my personal website more interesting I am considering writing How-To’s and tutorials on various topics. While this […]

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MySQL Revisited

I have previously experimented with MySQL on several occasions in the past, once during my days at university on the “Web Technologies” course, and again a few years ago while dabbling in PHP and MySQL. This time however, I have been studying it in the context of Java. Thanks in part of Udemy’s courses I […]

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MoneyJar Updates – Saving user data…

Last week I spent some time finishing the income and expense features of the MoneyJar application. Much of the work was focused around working with Swing than it was programming the underlying model (which was a simple list containing entry data). The main interesting aspects of the implementation was working with ListSelectionListeners and finding a […]

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MVC: The Break Up

This week I had planned to start on a new feature for my pet project – the personal financial management application. A way to add and record account balances. Up until now I had not implemented any form of unit testing, or utilizing any form of test-driven development. I was quite excited to get started, […]

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Decoupling: Spring

Following on from my previous post Decoupling: Electronics vs. Software – I felt as though I was missing a crucial point. While reading a text on Spring and DI, it occurred to me that theoretically DI is fairly straightforward, but the resulting code is difficult to interpret, or is it? While it’s more difficult to […]

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Software Standardization

After writing my last post, it occurred to me that much of software development is like creating bespoke components. No component is the same between two proprietors. There is no standardization. A long time ago, this was also true of the manufacturing industry. Bolts nuts, and screws followed no standardized format. Before the micrometer was […]

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Pet Project: Money Management Application

I’ve been in the market now for awhile looking for a good application to help me stay on top of my spending. Having tried numerous applications I have decided that none of them really suit my purposes. This gave rise to the idea of creating my own – a sort of DIY money management application. […]

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