Why you should write small libraries that do one thing well, over on my real blog at timboudreau.com
A response to Eran Hammer's The Fallacy of Tiny Modules.
on Aug 24, 2014
Government... Isn't interacting with it your favorite social pastime? What? It's not? OK, so what don't you like about it? What? You're saying that, in your country, you can't just log into your favorite government sites and experience speedy, reliable, secure services?
I'll guess, then, that you must not live in Ecuador... Poor you!
But, don't feel too bad. From what Java Champion Jeff...
on Sep 24, 2013
I had the pleasure of speaking at JavaZone in Oslo this year. Here is a collection of links of the talks I attended.
Mario Fusco from RedHat gives a masterful...
on Sep 16, 2013
JDK 8 introduced a lot of new features and improvements in the platform from Lamda expressions, Stream collection types,
Functional interfaces, Type annotations, Nashorn etc.
Guava library from Google provided some support for functional programming idioms prior to JDK 8.
I have been using Guava for some of my projects. So here is a small write up on
how new functionality added in JDK 8 makes it...
on Jul 14, 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
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
So you need to build a visualization of data that must loaded and interface dynamically. Good looks are important so you chose JavaFX but you are starting from an existing Swing based application. No problem right?
But what if you have a lot of data to load into your Scene? How do you maintain a positive User Experience?
Maybe you are using the NetBeans Platform because... well...
on Nov 13, 2013
Have you experienced Scrum? "agile" development? I have.
on Oct 17, 2013
Recently, I was asked to participate in creating another Java application at my company.
It was to be our team's third major Java application since 2002.
We felt we had plenty of wisdom from our previous two Java applications to apply to our third one.
One of our first steps was to form an application architecture sub-team.
This sub-team's purpose was to provide the development team with a solid...
on Sep 22, 2013
The Joy of Clojure, Second Edition by Michael Fogus and Chris Houser has 4 new chapters!
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The authors have released the following chapters:
•Chapter 14, "Data-oriented programming"
•Chapter 15, "Performance"
•Chapter 16, "Thinking programs"
•Chapter 17, "Clojure changes the way you think"
We have four new chapters for you. Chapter...
on Sep 3, 2013
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The Programmer's Guide to Apache Thrift by Randy Abernethy has been updated!
•Chapter 1-3 have been updated and the following chapters have been added:
•Chapter 4, "Handling Exceptions"
•Chapter 5, "Serializing Data with Protocols"
•Chapter 6, "Apache Thrift IDL"
We have three new chapters...
on Aug 28, 2013
“Artifact assembly & publishing” is new to Gradle in Action + 45% off
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In the context of continuous delivery, publishing your artifact plays a crucial role. Once you've packaged the delivery with a specific version, it’s ready to be deployed to various target environments for acceptance...
on Aug 27, 2013
"Using State in Actors" is new to Akka in Action + 45% off
Akka in Action is written by Raymond Roestenburg, Rob Bakker, and Rob Williams
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In chapter 7, you learned about two possible ways to keep state in an Actor by using class attributes and the become/unbecome functionality. Chapter 10 talks about two more solutions that you...
on Aug 27, 2013
Grails in Action, Second Edition MEAP Update + 44% off
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Chapter 9, “Building reliable applications”.
We have now introduced all the core elements that make up a standard Grails application. The question now is how to further develop the application while ensuring that we don’t introduce bugs...
on Aug 20, 2013
Java Persistence with Hibernate, Second Edition MEAP Update + 44% savings!
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•Chapter 11, “Implementing conversations”
•Chapter 12, “Fetch plans, strategies, and profiles”
•Chapter 13, “Filtering”
We have three new chapters for you. In chapter 11, you’...
on Aug 16, 2013
on Feb 7, 2013
What is SPARQL?
by David Wood, Marsha Zaidman, Luke Ruth, and Michael Hausenblas, authors of Linked Data
SPARQL is the query language for RDF and Linked Data. SPARQL is to RDF data as the Structured Query Language (SQL) is to a relational database. SPARQL's name is nicely pronounceable and sounds interesting and fresh. SPARQL is interesting and fresh. This article, based on chapter 5 from...
on Dec 20, 2012
Six Ways You're Using Responsive Design Wrong
by Matthew Carver, author of The Responsive Web
Staying on the cutting edge of of web design can be tough, and oftentimes you only learn from making mistakes. Making mistakes is sometimes the best way to know that you are breaking new ground. In this article, Matthew Carver, the author of The Responsive Web, gives a few tips that his experience in...
on Dec 19, 2012
Acteur is a pattern for pipelining work - a little DI functional goodness for Java. I might have been speaking Swahili when I wrote about Acteur last month. So here's a simple explanation of the design pattern behind it, with a simple sample project.
on Jun 5, 2013
Have you wanted to do something with asynchronous I/O? I did. After doing some work with Node.js, I wanted to find a way to get some of the goodness of its programming model for Java.
The Acteur project is the result - a framework for building scalable, asynchronous web applications using Netty + Guice - was the result. The programming model is a little unusual - you treat constructors as...
on Apr 7, 2013