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Yesterday, I changed all of our field-injected Spring-dependencies to constructor-injected. This

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This is what I learned in February 2017:

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Yesterday, I noticed a strange warning during a code review. IntelliJ IDEA warned me about this code:

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Yesterday, I finally found a solution of one of the most unnerving problems with IntelliJ IDEA. When connecting to my HSQLDB, I couldn't see any tables. They are supposed to be visible in the PUBLIC schema, but they aren't:

Searching the wilds of the internets, I found this simple solution: Under "options", I had to check "Resolve unqualified references" like this:

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This is what I learned in January 2017:

Feedback via sweets

05 Feb 2017
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A while ago, I conducted a full day workshop for my colleagues. In the middle of the day, I realized I forgot to decide which feedback technique to use at the end of the workshop. I used various ways of getting feedback during the years of giving workshops, but didn't feel like picking one of them. So I decided to improvise. With me, I had my usual "emergency ration" of sweets for the participants which hadn't been used yet.

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