Author Archives: Tim King

Musings about Version Control (and other development tools)

Today, I had a conversation with a small company that doesn’t use version control. It’s hard to remember what it was like before version control. I know I did get started in a world without it. When I started in … Continue reading

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Beware HackerRank

Online coding assessments are all the rage for certifying a software developer’s skills during the hiring process. Don’t get me wrong, this is a much better system than what we used to have. A decade ago, all we had were … Continue reading

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On Returning to Java from Perl

The last time I did any serious (or semi-serious) work in Java was in 2006. I used J2EE 5.0, which was the current version at the time, to demonstrate how we could migrate our enterprise web app package from spaghetti … Continue reading

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How to solve the Mac OS/X “stub file and library file out of sync” problem

UPDATE: Multiple people have reported in the comments that the recent update to MacOS 10.13.6 has produced the same issue for them, and that the procedure below has not addressed it this time. However, this OS update didn’t leave my … Continue reading

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My Recent Posts at The Perl Shop Blog

I also blog over at The Perl Shop Blog. Most of what I write about Perl anymore is over there. My recent pieces include:

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Subclassing vs Embedding in GoLang

This is a topic that I’ve seen pop up in discussions and articles about Go. The Go programming language does not support inheritance, but instead it supports composition via “embedding.” It can be a little hard to grasp the difference. … Continue reading

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Finishing Off that Bug in djangocms-picture (part trois)

In the prior episode of this story, I had written a test to detect the bug I want to fix. The djangocms-picture plugin includes errant whitespace inside of HTML anchor tags, which renders as annoying blue underlines next to the … Continue reading

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Still Fixing that Bug in djangocms-picture (part deux)

Last time, I began fixing a fairly simply space-within-anchor-tags bug in djangocms-picture. I’m using this exercise as an opportunity to (a) try out a disciplined development process in the context of a Django application and (b) dig into the Django … Continue reading

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Fix that Bug in djangocms-picture

I mentioned a couple fundamental issues off the bat with my website revamp using Django CMS. I’m in the process of revamping my hub site, www.JTimothyKing.com. I had created a barebones site: only a single page of content, two columns … Continue reading

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Website Revamp to Django CMS

It was long past time to redo my hub site, www.JTimothyKing.com. It had been running Drupal for far too long. I won’t tell you what version. Suffice it to say that the version had been unsupported for quite some time … Continue reading

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