My name is Adrian Smith.

I am a software developer, software architect and performance consultant. Originally from the UK, working in Vienna since 1998. These days I mainly work on web software using Java.

This is my blog, where I write about topics such as: software architecture, programming languages, databases and others.
(And, ocassionally, my life.)

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Java Exceptions naming convention: <problem><noun>ExceptionI have long been inconsistent when creating Java Exception classes, in terms of how I name them. Having looked through the Exeptions that are supplied with Java, I see there is no real standard naming convention. I have found more exceptions with the form <problem><noun>Exception. For example, IllegalArgumentException. So that's what I've decided to use in the future. Read more...
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