Thursday, May 6, 2010

10 ways to suck at programming

FinalInt has a "don't do these" article for programmers. You have to check it; it's awesome.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

use an online todo list

Using an online todo list is quite practical if you don't like keeping this kind of stuff old fashioned way. If you are a gmail fan like me, I'm sure you'll find "tasks" service of gmail useful. Tasks in gmail is a nice todo list where you can assign due dates to items and where you can keep multiple todo lists. I recommend it to anyone who emails reminders to himself. You can find its link in the left side of the main gmail page just below the "Contacts" link.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

use maven on eclipse

Maven is a popular project management tool and it is quite practical to use it on Eclipse with the help of m2eclipse. To install m2eclipse in Eclipse:
  1. Help > Install New Software.
  2. Paste in "work with:" field and press enter
  3. Choose the only component listed under m2eclipse
  4. Click next and finish.
Notice that it's a good idea to install JDK so that Eclipse can work with it (instead of JRE) for a fully functional maven. I recommend Karol Zielinski's article for this.