Friday, November 19, 2021

Code & Coffee 11/19/2021

 No official topic today.

  1. The fun vs irresponsibility curve at Disney
    1. Aiming for peak irresponsibility to attain maximum fun
      1. A little irresponsibility is fun (fully responsible people don't bother with DW)
      2. too much is Gaston-esque and no longer fun
    2. Issues with group tickets
  2. Going on vacation... is fun
    1. Who is gonna do all this stuff when you are gone.
  3. "Postgres jsonb columns"
    1. Working on making this work with Java records
    2. Sounds like fun to me
    3. Dump it in and add indexes to make it work more better.
  4. We talked about modeling the domain objects in the database
    1. Talked a bit about parent-child relationships in the db
  5. Talking about hiring and attrition
  6. Contribute to an open source project as part of the interview process
    1. Have a list of issues on a project give one to a candidate and assess the performance
    2. Sounds like an interesting idea and certainly less sleazy than extracting from a candidate for a proprietary product.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Code & Coffee - 11/5/2021

 No official topic

  • Asking multiple questions in an email
    • Is hard
    • Sometimes the first of two is answered
    • Sometimes the last of two, confusing
  • What are you doing for fun
    • Rebuilding an engine
    • Lego robotics
      • Interesting observations on amount of code vs readability
      • Output to the screen take quite a bit of time
      • Event systems for mitigating the output
    • Github copilot
      • 50% of the time it makes junk
      • 25% of the time it makes something that will be ok after a little editing
      • 15% of the time it makes something that is ok as is
      • 10% of the time is does something surprisingly good
      • It seems to learn your style
      • Quick demo
    • Simple JDBC has been released:
    • JDK 17 is nice, the google formatting plugin needs to catch up.

Code & Coffee 10/29/2021

 No topic today

  • Long lived pets
  • Generating Hibernate ids for externally generated ids
    • The interesting trick is to configure the
  • Force push to master!
    • Removing some unfortunate content that was committed
    • Removed the content and cleaned up the history
    • Something strange in the neighborhood
      • Who you gonna call?
        • Git Busters
  • I got an interesting recursion question
    • Can you say that again?
      • NO!  We have hit the base case.
  • Cycle detection
    • Talked about different options for cycle detection
  • Sooooo close to getting Java 17 working
    • Waiting for an image on the cloud provider
  • Barges vs speedboats
  • Source of truth in the database
    • vs source of lies