Monthly Archives: January 2013

UI Guideline Resources

Every good development team creates guideline for the implementation of the user interface, so that the implementation is consistent.  A consistent meaning helps users to understand more easily what is meant by a particular arrangement of UI elements.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Design, Resource


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Timers: Common Misunderstandings

At some point you will be asked to implement a timer — something that displays the amount of time that is elapsing.  It can be a count-up timer showing the total times that something has been happening.  Or it might be a count-down timer showing the amount of time remaining to complete a particular task.  Most programmers will make some key mistakes the first time they attempt this.  I am rather shocked and amazed at how many incorrect examples you can find if you scan the internet. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on January 14, 2013 in Coding, Design


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#34 Sort Import Statements in Alphabetical Order

Java programs start with a list of import statements at the top.  There is much debate as to what order they should be put in, with some programmers trying to group similar imports together.  They should simply be in alphabetical order. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Coding