Category Archives: Development

Practical Garbage Collection, part 1 – Introduction – Java Code Geeks

Practical Garbage Collection, part 1 – Introduction This is the first part of a series of blog posts I intend to write, whose aim will be to explain how garbage collection works in the real world (in particular, with the JVM). I will cover some theory that I believe is necessary to understand garbage collection enough for practical purposes, but… (more…)

Pomodoro – An Agile Approach to Time Management


Ara Pehlivanian talked about the graceful degradation myth awhile back, and since then has come up with a simple solution to his problem. The key is setting CSS styles aimed at JS enabled browsers that overwrite the initial state in the document that does the right thing for someone who isn’t coming in via a JavaScript enabled environment (e.g. accessible).… (more…)


How to find out the name of the current method, and the name of your parent. The caller function provides access to the call stack in Perl. In a list context, it returns your package information: Perl – How to Find Out Who You Are and Who Your Caller Is


FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping ( software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click “fold / unfold” and “follow link” operations. So you want to write a completely new metaphysics? Why don’t you… (more…)