Jeremiah Flaga My thoughts and experiences on programming, life, atbp.

Programming by wishful thinking and why we need to read


Having been influenced by the idea of TDD (even though I have never done it before) and the idea of “respecting levels of abstraction”, (and the Clean Code book of course), in my recent tasks at work, because we do not have tests, I just make myself imagine that the UI layer (the Presenters, Controllers, etc.) contains the tests.

The SOLID Principles (and Chris Klug's take on it)



  • S – Single Responsibility Principle (SRP)
  • O – Open/Closed Principle (OCP)
  • L – Liskov Substitution Principle (LSP)
  • I – Interface Segregation Principle (ISP)
  • D – Dependency Inversion Principle (DIP)

Only last year did I become aware of the importance of the SOLID (or SDOLI) Principles. I heard about these principles many years ago when I was just beginning my career as a software developer but I did not give much time understanding them. I concentrated instead on learning about frameworks and technologies which Uncle Bob calls “the details” instead of the center of our application.

My third physical book on programming: Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided By Tests


Dr. Jason Lisle's facebook post on induction


Dr. Jason Lisle is the author of the book “The Ultimate Proof of Creation”.

The Ultimate Proof of Creation - Book

A few days ago, he posted something on facebook about induction. There are two people who asked questions about it and Dr. Lisle answered them.

I’m interested about discussions like that so I’m going to put that discussion here in my blog so that it will not be lost on facebook. We seldom see discussions like this so I believe it is very important for them not to be lost.

Also, I’m not claiming that I understand everything in that discussion but I’m putting them here so that I/you can easily refer to it someday when I/we are already well equipped to understand them. :smile:

The future of programming by Uncle Bob Martin


Like I said before, I really like listening to Uncle Bob Martin’s talks.

Last Friday, while riding home from Davao, I listened to his talk on “The Future of Programming”.

Argue to learn, not to win.


OOP 2015 Keynote - Robert C. Martin ("Uncle Bob"): Agility and Architecture


Robert Martin is talking about some important history of software development here; why we are where we are today.

Very interesting!

I disagree with his conclusion in the introduction part – the years the first man and the first woman appeared – because I have a different bias than Uncle Bob Martin when it comes to the history of the human race (take note that all of us have some biases that influence the conclusions that we make)…

…but I really like listening to Bob Martin’s talks on software development :smile:

Some problems I encountered with my Jekyll powered blog -- and their solutions


This post wil be one of those “evolving publications” as called by Martin Fowler.

But I will call this “evolving notes”.

This post contains some of the problems I encountered while adding more functionality or fixing some errors to my Jekyll-powered blog.

Is the word 'Trinity' in the Bible?


Next time, if someone is going to ask me that question, or a similar question, in a sarcastic way, I will say this as my answer:

As the tests become more specific, the production code becomes more generic


I only knew that Uncle Bob Martin has a blog just last year, 2016, (I think it was April) after a colleague posted a link of the blog post The Programmer’s Oath in out chat group at work.

I learned of the name Robert Martin from his book “Clean Code” which one of my co-workers made us read a few years ago. (I also read about his name and his books in John Sonmez’s blog and Scott Hanselman’s blog)

“Clean Code” was a very good book. I learned a lot from it.