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Revisiting Bloch's Static Builder with IntelliJ's New Postfix Completion

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Started putting some blog posts on Medium (that no one reads). They have a great editing system there.

Pretty thrilled with the new postfix completion in IntelliJ 13.1 EAP. Redid my Builder Live Templates to use it and the results are pretty awesome.

See the video of it here 

Wow, Textism is so broken, I forgot how much fun it was trying to suss out the right mixture of voodoo to get the page to layout! Seriously, give me a damned telegraph tapper. (I guess this is an example of the anonymous broken crap Jony Ive was talking about.. )

In the medium piece, I talked about the absurdity of programmers making their ease in construction their primary concern when dispatching their duties, especially when so few of them can type. Then I saw a talk off youtube this morning (beamed to my Chromecast from my Nexus 5) where by the end, I was having fantasies of the presenter having his fingers closed in a drawer like the scene in Kiss Me Deadly. Every bloody single thing that he typed he had to retype. It was utter torture, like watching Uncle Fester try to perform ballet. By the end of that presentation, I wanted to go find a comments section and put:

‘I have two words for the presenter: Mavis Beacon.‘

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Stephen Lindsey replied on Sat, 2014/03/22 - 5:25pm

Does somebody want to translate this into English?

Gene De Lisa replied on Wed, 2014/03/26 - 1:09pm

Well, that was a waste of time. Seriously, what are you thinking? That our time is not valuable?

I'm not being snarky for the sake of snark. Are we supposed to know where your blog post lives? Luckily the name "williams" is so uncommon which will make googling it easy, right?

WTF are you doing in that video? One has to freeze frame it to see what you chose from the popup. And then that's not much help either.

This guy wrote a helpful blog post . Doesn't waste anyone's time. Imparts information the reader can use. And it's free of I'm-too-hip-for-this-planet snark.

Rob Williams replied on Wed, 2014/03/26 - 1:35pm

Yeah you wouldn't snark for the sake of snark, not with your ultra valuable time. 

My assumption was that if someone wanted to read about what postfix completion was they would go to the source (WOW, btw, thanks so much for including that link, mr. savingtimeforhumanityunlikeothers). That's why the title of my post was doing the Bloch Static Builder with postfix completion. If you didn't know what postfix completion was you should have looked at that first. Not come in here to rip me for wasting the 2 minutes it takes to read this.

I think it's probably time for you to finish your social studies homework. 

Rob Williams replied on Wed, 2014/03/26 - 1:41pm in response to: Gene De Lisa

Ok, well given that your name is not so common I see what happened here: you are, according to your twitter autobio, a 'feline psychic' but apparently a human communication an 8 year old could understand in a few minutes made you have a seizure. Maybe I can find a translation site and convert it into cat for you.

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