Why would a brilliant 26-year-old hacker face jail time usually given to murderers? Because of whom he ‘stole’ from.
Jeff Friesen revisits the Gang of Four Strategy and
Visitor patterns from a Java developer’s perspective, first demonstrating the three components of a successful Strategy, then unpacking Visitor’s confounding (for many) double dispatch mechanism. He also offers tips for learning the GoF patterns and discusses some of the reasons why design patterns shouldn’t be applied to every programming problem.
Some of the most interesting, and amusing, tech-related quotes this year were uttered in courtrooms.
The jury is still out on whether everyone should dabble in programming, though resources are in place for many to learn.
Oracle, SAP, HP, and VMware all began to reinvent themselves in the past year to better face the new tech landscape.