Recently, we were tasked to develop a SAAS application for big data analysis. To do data mining, the system need to store multi billion public posts in the database and run the classification process on them.
Classification in our context is a slow, resource intensive and painful process to assign a topic or sentiment to any record in the database. The process can last up to 24 hours with our...
on May 20, 2014
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on Apr 30, 2014
This a fun story rather than a deep technical discussion of some performance issue, measure or tool. My memory was jogged by a story (http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=Negative_2000_Lines_Of_Code.txt) in which Bill Atkinson reported producing -2000 lines of code on his weekly productivity report and by Kevlin Henney retweeting one of my one liners, features are the asset, code is a...
on Apr 2, 2014
"First-class functions in Java 8" - is a video tutorial from Java 8 in Action: Lambdas, Streams, and functional-style programming by Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, and Alan Mycroft.
The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/Rd-sqHjmfB0
Java developers are hearing a lot of buzz about functional-style programming, especially with Java 8's addition of lambda expressions. This video introduces...
on Mar 17, 2014
Real-World Machine Learning , Storm Applied, and Git in Practice -- MEAP updates + 45% savings. Use Promotional Code 012914jn at manning.com and Save 45% on these eBooks today!
Real-World Machine Learning by Henrik Brink and Joseph W. Richards has been updated Chapter 1 and 2 and added Chapter 3.
Chapter 3 covers the basics required to understand machine learning modeling. It focuses on the big-...
on Jan 29, 2014
JBoss Forge is the fastest way to build your Java EE applications, and not even tied to a particular IDE or an Application Server. Tech Tip #17
on May 7, 2014
on Apr 30, 2014
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on Apr 29, 2014
Inaugural JavaLand in Germany
It took trains, planes, and automobiles to get there. I had heard Germany ran some great conferences, but JavaLand was promised to be outstanding. Kevin already did an interview with one of the organizers, Markus Eisele, about why JavaLand is different. (https://weblogs.java.net/blog/editor/archive/2014/03/01/java-conferences...) But, I got to see first-hand if they...
on Apr 20, 2014
What is Java?
Java is an high-level programming language created by James Gosling from Sun Microsystems on 1991, released on 1995. Nowadays, Oracle Corporation has the steermanship for Java. Its license is GNU General Public License (GPL).
Is executed on more than 850 millions of devices on all over the world. Java applications are compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java Virtual Machine (...
on Jan 30, 2014
Runtime type information (RTTI) refers to the correct identification of the type of your objects at run time. When you write code, it is generally desirable to do so in a way that takes advantage of OOP features like encapsulation and inheritance to make your program easily extensible, by for instance, as much as possible manipulating references to base classes and letting polymorphism work for...
on Apr 21, 2014
In this post, I try to give a reasonable account of Java's error handling system being as it is that the handling of errors is a concern that any reasonable programming language must find some way to contend with. Java's error handling methodology is based on an idea of exceptions.
An exception is a condition that prevents your program from further executing along the current path. It signifies...
on Mar 5, 2014
If you have followed previous posts, you might begin to perceive a pattern in the semantics of the Java programming language. If not, it might help to go over previous posts as I tend to return to expand on previous topics or add clearer examples as time permits. Inner classes might at first seem like a whole new language to the uninitiated but they are a nice feature in Java that allow you to...
on Feb 20, 2014
In the normal course of solving a general programming problem, it is almost certain that you will become compelled to create, and identify useful ways by which to hold any number of objects within your program. In Java, you are normally inclined toward the array as the natural choice for holding a group of primitives, but this has the obvious limitation of being of a fixed size, whereas, under...
on Feb 12, 2014
While parts of the cloud IT that are still being hyped are changing rapidly, the whole segment is not past the hype yet. The cloud report  that Gartner published 9 months ago still holds true today.
Reports of disillusioned customers of such solutions  are a clear sign that the hype might have reached its peak for most parts of cloud offerings, though. And while many articles discuss the...
on Mar 30, 2014
I presented this demo at DevNexus 2014 in Atlanta today. It is Reza's demo with just a pinch more Java EE thrown in. This blog entry covers how to fully internationalize an AngularJS application with just a pinch of Java EE.
Reza hosts the code for this demo on his github. The demo has a chat client and a todo list. This blog entry only looks at the chat client, and assumes basic familiarity...
on Feb 25, 2014
Nimbus is a cross-platform look and feel introduced in the Java SE 6 Update 10 (6u10) release. It's not a perfect look and feel for several reasons but it has great potential. One of these reasons is the lack of window decorations support (Bug JDK-6675399).
You can check the window decorations support of a look and feel by simply call the method getSupportsWindowDecorations on it....
on Feb 26, 2014
This is a continuation of the previous post titled (Part 1 of 3): Synopsis of articles & videos on Performance tuning, JVM, GC in Java, Mechanical Sympathy, et al.
Without any further ado, lets get started with our next set of blogs and videos, chop...chop...! This time its Martin Thompson's blog posts and talks. Martin's first post on Java Garbage...
on Feb 17, 2014
The new version of Easy-Cassandra, the version 2.0.1, have launched, some news are:
Refactoring constructor on Session Factory
QueryBuilder (InsertBuilder, UpdateBuilder, DeleteBuilder, SelectBuilder and BatchBuilder)
Go faster both write and read
More supports to Spring-Data
As have an easier the configuration a Session Factory, it was made the ClustInformation, this...
on Feb 13, 2014
The columnar storage is good, especially when there are lots of tabular fields (this is quite common). In querying, the data to traverse is far less than that on the row storage. Less data to traverse brings less I/O workloads and higher query speed. However, the Hadoop application consumes most time on the hard disk I/O without columnar storage.
Both Hive and Impala support columnar storage, but...
on Jan 24, 2014