Author Archives: tamasrev

About tamasrev

A software developer, specialized in Java, addressing himself as generalist. A proud daddy.

A Letter of Motivation

Dear Sir or Madame, A good letter of motivation catches the readers attention. It highlights that the sender can do the job and he is interested in doing so. Unfortunately, most letter of motivations are full off bullshit. People write … Continue reading

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Reliable developer tests

This is an unusual post: I have questions about developer tests. I heard that developer tests are good and reliable filter for developer candidates. This means that the test results correlate with how well the candidate performs on the job. … Continue reading

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Learning Machine Learning

I just finished this course, about machine learning. I can’t tell you if it’s better or worse than other courses – because I haven’t taken them. On the other hand, I can tell you that this is an amazing course. … Continue reading

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How to mock setters and why would we do that?

Partial mocking can get weird, but useful. Bear with me. Continue reading

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Why do we need code reviews and CI?

We’ve been working in a small team. There were only two developers. We trusted each other not to do stupid things. And then … Continue reading

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What is software development about?

Software development is not only about programming. Continue reading

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How to execute SQL?

When we run SQL in production database, we should do it carefully. When we do any changes on production systems, we should do it carefully.

But how? It’s not about typing slowly. Continue reading

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How to deal with length-encoded records?

When we deal with length-encoded records, we write a heap of substring calls. Is there a better way? Continue reading

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Stored Procedures for every DB access

Some applications use a stored procedure for every database access. Strange, isn’t it?

Nevertheless, sometimes it’s the right thing to do. Continue reading

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Generating SQL with SQL

How do you write SQL commands? Sometimes I use SQL queries for that. Continue reading

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