Monday, December 19, 2011

Going [back to] Ruby !

Recollected recently how much I loved Ruby some years ago. Now planning to go back to it in my spare time, and possibly develop something useful using RoR

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Reading "Thinking in Java" :Initialization & cleanup gems

I've decided to read this book at the pace of [at least] 10 pages a day . This means it should take me ~4 months to finish it. 
I've skipped the first ~pages or so, as it was all too known facts, but then realized that even topics which I think I'm well familiar with can hide gems of new knowledge as far as this book is concerned, so I decided to enhance my reading experience by blogging the new & interesting things that I learn while reading .
So, today's "I didn't know that " bit is ....

I didn't know it is possible to call constructor from inside another constructor & use this() for passing parameters to it !

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Unit Testing evangelist? Me?

Well, not altogether surprising, given my professional background, "once a tester always a tester" and all that.
But unit testing is your friend, really it is ..:)

Latest example:
I'm writing my first (very) small feature.
Completed the coding and the testing, was almost ready to integrate it.
Then it turned out my new class was supposed to be processing a different type of message altogether.
Well, less ohmigod since the messages are quite alike.
so, a bit of refactoring, most of it find/replace type of thing...

But... but... how do I know it still works???
My beloved (see earlier post) unit tests of course! They still run, so I haven't broke anything major with this refactoring ...

Monday, May 19, 2008

I still love to test

Here, I said it.
One of my favorite parts of being a dev, so far -has been to see my unit tests pass.
I love those little round green lights for each test that passes.
I love to make up scenarios , make a unit test out of them, and watch as my code passes them with flying (green :)) colors.
Aah, and since I'm still quite insecure about my coding abilities- this is pretty much the only thing that make me feel more secure about my code.
Quite a poster child for unit testing, I am :)

I wonder if this professed love of testing (most of my peers seem to view unit tests as necessity only ) means I'm a different kind of dev. A mixed breed....