Quick thoughts again

Some quick items while I’m working on the Hibernate materials (or is that avoiding working on the Hibernate materials?):

  1. My post last week about Steve Yegge’s extended blog entry on “good” vs. “bad” agile development was done too quickly.  By that I mean I reacted to an early part of his blog before reading the whole thing.  What I said was okay, since it reflected my own experience, but after I finished the actual post I realized something important.  That post is fantastic.  Mr. Yegge really knows what he’s talking about.  If you haven’t read it, please find time to do so.  His post may be one of the best extended posts about the software development process I’ve ever read.
  2. And by the way, it sounds like working at Google is a dream come true for software developers.  I wonder how long it will last.  I also wonder how to make it work myself if I ever wind up hiring employees.
  3. Hibernate is very interesting, especially the way detached objects remove the need for the Data Transfer Object (DTO) (anti-)pattern.
  4. I’m just about booked for the rest of the year already.  Whoa.  Maybe I’m not charging enough… 🙂
  5. The Yankees quick, ignominious exit from the playoffs at the hands of the Tigers give me a great feeling of schadenfreude.  I would feel sorry for them, but I just can’t.
  6. Speaking of complete and utter irrationality, I’d bet anything that the Yankees will shop A-Rod around.  That’s insane, but might be inevitable.  Given the Red Sox recent history with Manny Ramirez, I’m just waiting for the first rumors of a one-for-one swap.  We’ll see.  It should be an interesting off-season for the hot stove league.

Back to the salt mines…

About Ken Kousen
I am a Java Champion and the author of the books "Modern Java Recipes" (O'Reilly Media), "Gradle Recipes for Android" (O'Reilly Media), and "Making Java Groovy" (Manning), as well as over a dozen video courses at Safari Books Online. I'm a regular member of the No Fluff, Just Stuff conference tour and have given talks all over the world. Through my company, Kousen IT, Inc, I've taught training courses to and worked with thousands of developers.

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