Wednesday, April 25, 2007

H4 with David

Had an excellent H4 session with David last week, but unfortunately spaced out blogging about it until now. We spent the time looking over his JEdit sensor and trying to figure out how to get it to be correctly noticed as a plugin by JEdit at startup time. Found one significant problem during the session (the plugin main class was not named correctly), and one more significant problem after the session (the build directory was being used to store source code in the SVN repository.)

What's the morale of this story? Basically the obvious one: two heads are better than one, and the process of explaining your code to someone else has the potential to be an excellent way to reveal issues and problems in a very cost-effective manner.