Monday, January 07, 2008

Give me a good hash function, and I can move mountains

Knut Anders Hatlen is one of the resident geniuses over in Java DB land. He just recently started a blog, and this entry is a great read, instructing us in performance optimization, hashing, and one of the hidden gems in NetBeans, a simple Generate Code menu item that generates a good hash code.

As I mentioned to the Java DB team on email, it's these little things that make all the difference. Sure, the various whizbang doodads are nice, but give me a good editor that improves my productivity and quality while writing code, and I'll gladly raise a pint in your name and kiss your dog in gratitude.

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