Monthly Archives: January 2019

Keep Things the "Same"

This general design principle does not mean to never change anything, but to consciously create a paradigm where the same things have the same names and are accessed in the same way as much as possible.

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Java TimerTask Implementation Pattern

When implementing a TimerTask class, there are a couple of things to remember.

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Simple Rule for Exception

If you want a program that runs reliably, then there is a simple rule to follow about exception handling.   It is so simple, it can be stated in a single sentence:   if a method does not accomplish what it is … Continue reading

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Poor Exception Handling Examples

Having just written about JSON error messages and exceptions, I did a small survey to see what others were doing, and I saw some of the most egregious examples of poor coding.   Sloppy exception handling makes programs that behave bad … Continue reading

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Ultimate Java Exception Class

This is the third in a series about translatable exceptions (see Translatable Error Messages).  This post is about the class JSONException which contains the required features.

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Exception Receiving

When you make a web service call, you want to report the problem to the user save as you do for any other part of the program, and that is through an exception object.  This post talks about converting the … Continue reading

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Variable Arguments for Messages

We need to construct an object which has a template and a set of parameter data values.  Java offers a couple of ways to do this, and this post shows how the variable parameter mechanism works easily and conveniently for … Continue reading

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JSON Translatable Error Messages

Second in a series on translatable exceptions, this discusses how an error message should be returned as JSON from a web-service API so that it the calling program can display the error in the right language for the user.

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Translatable Error Messages

This is the first of a series of posts, I want to go over some of the groundwork of what it takes to make exceptions localizable into other languages. Nothing new here, but just want to explain clearly the requirements … Continue reading

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