Composition vs Inheritance

The internet is so full of discussions concerning this point. It was first presented to me in Effective Java and while I think one should always take suggested good practices…

Bloom Filter for Dummies

Someone once told me that when it comes to Computer Science white papers, don’t bother with reading the whole thing. According to him as long as he understands the intuition behind it,…

Services and modules

There has been some debate in my team about how to define and differentiate between a “service” and a “module”. Here is my proposal: A module exists to fulfill some…

Java Weak References

This is just a note about an (in my opinion at least) interesting use case for Java weak references. Weak References Java helps the developer take care of tracking objects…