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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Use the telephone for outgoing requests, email for incoming requestsI have been thinking about emails vs phone, or more generally asynchronous vs synchronous communication, and have realized: If you receive a call, it breaks your flow, which is bad. If you send an email, it breaks your flow, which is bad. (As you have to wait for an answer, and do something else in the meantime.) So: If you have a question, the optimal strategy (for you) is to make a call. Read more...
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