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On my bookshelf: Agile Project Management with Scrum

Agile Project Management with Scrum (Microsoft Professional) The book is interesting in the way it presents case studies of applying Scrum to software development projects in different kind of organizations, and in what…

Wiping out an ATG repository

Or, wiping out all the data in an ATG repository. Sometimes you have to do it, for example to reset some tables to start from scratch: ATG provides a documented operational tag remove-all-items…

Cannot find web application MyWebApp in web app registry WebApplicationRegistry

I’m sure it happened to most people, sooner or later. The problem: you’re trying to send an email from a scenario or from a workflow, and the action fails with the following message…

How to explain thread-safety in another language?

In between a site redesign, learning Python and being swamped with work, I have an issue: some of the people I’m working with configured a couple of instances of ItemLookupDroplet in request scope….

On my bookshelf: The Data Warehouse Toolkit

The Data Warehouse Toolkit: Practical Techniques for Building Dimensional Data Warehouses I wanted to read this book to get an overview about data warehousing, a subject I never really had the opportunity to…

Make it personal

The personal, as everyone’s so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it…

Tip: understanding Oracle SQLExceptions

After a horrible afternoon dealing with the Oracle Universal Installer and the Oracle Database Creation Assistant (both of them are serious contenders for the “shitware of the year” 2004 awards), I thought I’d…

On my bookshelf: Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture

One way to improve as a software designer and developer is to read books. Another way is to discuss with peers. And why not discuss with peers about books? So, first of a…

Calendar.getFirstDayOfWeek() gotchas

Seemigly innocent statements in the Calendar.getFirstDayOfWeek() Javadoc: Calendar defines a locale-specific seven day week using two parameters: the first day of the week and the minimal days in first week (from 1 to…

Quality Software Management: First-Order Measurement

I’m currently reading Quality Software Management: First-Order Measurement. The book is very easy to read and introduces a fairly good number of techniques for measuring software quality, but what struck me as something…

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