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Save time runnning FindBugs by excluding SQL checks

FindBugs is a great tool to help you find tricky problems with your Java code, as well as to learn more about Java best practices. Unfortunately, for a large codebase, FindBugs can be extremely slow, often taking several minutes to run. In the last few years, the Java projects I’ve worked on haven’t made use of SQL databases, and I recently discovered that FindBugs’ checks against SQL injection make up a major portion of the overall runtime for the tool. Try creating a findbugs-exclude.xml file, and putting the following in it: read more

Casting the Apple of Eden from bronze

Early in August, my wife, Eva Funderburgh texted me from her bronze casting class: Hey! I’m one of only two people in the class. I get as many investments as I want. Can you come... read more

Redesigning evafunderburgh.com

My wife Eva Funderburgh (Hollis) is a professional artist, and has been making sculptures full-time since we both moved to Seattle in 2005. I don’t have much talent for clay, so my main contribution is... read more

Maruku 0.7.0.beta1 released

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I’ve just pushed Maruku 0.7.0.beta1 to RubyGems.org. This is the first real release of Maruku in over 4 years. I released version 0.6.1 exactly one year ago, but that included only a single fix on... read more