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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Improve code readability by putting spaces around the “not” symbolWhen I first started working, I noticed my boss at the time had a coding convention that I'd not seen elsewhere. As I was new to work, and the convention seemed logical, I adopted it, thinking it might be standard in the world of work. Alas I was wrong, I've never seen anyone else use it. But I still think it's a good convention. And that's based around the following fact. Read more...
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