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May, 2019


May 28, 2019  9:44 PM

Why is programming so hard to master?

BobReselman BobReselman Profile: BobReselman

Why is programming so hard? Because it’s no longer about programming. Allow me to elaborate. I wrote my first line of professional code back in 1987. It was an application written in BASIC that did lease calculations for computer rentals. (Yes, back then computers were so expensive it made...

May 10, 2019  6:11 PM

Five ways to fix Git’s ‘fatal: repository not found’ error

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

There's nothing worse than joining a new development team and eagerly cloning the existing source code repo only to run head first into Git's 'fatal: repository not found' error. For those who struggle with that problem, here are five potential fixes to the frustrating...


May 9, 2019  8:42 PM

What I learned from the Google I/O 2019 keynote address

BarryBurd Profile: BarryBurd

Before the start of the Google I/O 2019 keynote address, I wondered what I'd learn in my role as an application developer. But when the keynote begins, I find myself thinking more like a consumer than a developer. Instead of thinking, "What new tools will help me create better apps," I’m thinking...


May 1, 2019  1:45 PM

An example of UnaryOperator in functional Lambda expressions

cameronmcnz Cameron McKenzie Profile: cameronmcnz

The implementation of Java 8 Lambda expressions required an introduction to a number of new interfaces with esoteric names that can be somewhat intimidating to developers without any experience in functional programming. One such area is the functional UnaryOperator interface. It may be...


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