A few months back, a new guy joined our team and the Java world after a few years of being a .NET programmer.
He had many reactions like, “What, you need to write that yourself in Java? In .NET, the compiler does it for you!”
It’s true that, in Java, the language and conventions drive you to write a non-negligible amount of low-value code.
But don’t fear!
Lombok aims at simplifying that task for you.
There are around 7000 languages and 50 writing systems in the world. So, if you are passionate about languages, travel, culture and IT, this theme on computer keyboards around the world should be of great interest to you, and perhaps motivate you to learn a foreign language!
When you start Esperanto, the first thing you learn about is the alphabet.
Some latin letters are not used.
Others are used with diacritics in combination that are not seen in other languages.
Typing those characters may be complicated on a usual computer system.
Here’s a workaround.
Last year, I wrote a post to propose an open source alternative to ready-to-use password managers like LastPass, 1Password and so on.
Something that you would host yourself, so that you would remain in control of your sensitive data.
There was one main limitation, though: the solution I exposed implied you had to install an application to read your password on a computer.
Today, I share a quick note if you can’t install an application on the said computer.
I started learning Esperanto a few weeks ago.
Ever since, whenever I speak to someone about it, I (gladly) answer a series of questions about it.
Because others may wonder about the same things, I decided to share the answer to the most common of them.
When designing a website, we’re often tempted to use custom webfonts to make it stand out.
Yet, the French collective for a responsible design of digital services provides one simple rule in their referential for web ecodesign:
A few weeks back, I reviewed code from a young developer.
It was impressive work for a topic he didn’t know beforehand, except on one aspect: every output used System.out.println().
That’s understandable: that’s how Java developers learn to code, just like Python developers do their first tests with print.
But that’s not something that’ll be handy for a live application.
When I started this website, I wanted my personal illustrations to feel handdrawn.
After two years, those illustrations were a collection of charts and graphs.
There are more precise ways to convey that type of information.
SVG is one of them, with a generally lighter footprint and better accessibility, so I went for it.
Up until quite recently, I used LastPass for storing my passwords.
The announced changes to the free plan are, however, a big showstopper for me and, like many users, I chose to move away.
Still, since my faith in service providers has been (once more) shaken, I’ve looked to an open source that I’ll be able to fully manage.