Archive of stories published by Leo’s Tech Blog

Loading Rails Fixtures Without Deleting Existing Records

Posted by Leo Soto on May 28th, 2008.

This blog post by choonkeat explain how to overcome the ruby limitation which forbids the use of the “class [name-of-the-class-to-monkeypatch]” statement inside methods.


Comparing Django with Servlets+EJB: Lines of source code

Posted by Leo Soto on January 22nd, 2007.

There are too much areas to make a comparision between languages and web frameworks. We have seen from hard perfomance benchmarks to much more soft happiness…


Things a Ruby Developer Should Know?

Posted by Leo Soto on December 8th, 2007.

I’m currently working on a Ruby on Rails web application. I’m happy again because the language doesn’t get on my way while programming. But I’m far from being a seasoned Ruby programmer, so I’ve…


Overengineering and design patterns

Posted by Leo Soto on August 2nd, 2007.

Today, a bit of documentation of the Apache WS stack got the attention of many people. Why?. Well, the interface name says all by itself: RequestProcessorFactoryFactory. Then you notice that the…


Agile, “Corrupted” and Proud

Posted by Leo Soto on March 31st, 2014.

Bob Martin defends the coupling between culture and practices in his latest blog post. According to him:

“You know the culture you are in by observing the practices of the people around

Software Architecture, the US, Outsourcing, and R&D

Posted by Leo Soto on November 1st, 2009.

The U.S. Is Outsourcing Away Its Competitive Edge is an interesting article. I’m not a business person (yet!) so I won’t comment on the core message of the article. But…


Jython: How to Instantiate Classes Written in Python Code

Posted by Leo Soto on May 30th, 2008.

This week, as part of my GSoC project, I had to do some work related with zxJDBC, the very cool DBAPI <-> JDBC brige which is bundled with Jython. Among other things…

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