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Web Development Tools

After a short hiatus from blogging, I’d like to show you something exciting today. I can’t take the credit for all of the work - the development was originally started by my son Martin, then picked up by my colleague Jaroslav. I’ve really just added a few finishing touches to make the module releasable. So voilà: I present to you the Google Places module! It’s an integration of Magnolia and...
on Apr 7, 2015

Programming

Over on my timboudreau.com blog - how I learned to stop worrying and love Maven.
on Mar 8, 2015
Imagine if, for example, the hypervisors that run EC2 were compromised - imagine almost every business you deal with online compromised, all at once. This is the never-talked-about problem with the cloud - over on my timboudreau.com blog.
on Mar 8, 2015
Save 42% on Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual with discount code ssjnet14 at manning.com. [This article excerpted from Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual.] In one of my favorite books of all time, The War of Art, Steven Pressfield expounds upon the difference between being a professional and being an amateur: Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with...
on Oct 22, 2014
One day I found myself in the situation that I had to write a unit test which checks whether my code is annotated in a particular way. I wondered how one could do that without doing an integration test that actually processes that annotations. My first idea was to use the Reflection API, which in fact worked, but was not looking smart. In fact, I wanted to have a Hamcrest matcher instead, since...
on Dec 27, 2013

Blogging

By Konstantinos Kapelonis, Java Testing with Spock Save 40% on Java Testing with Spock with discount code jn15spock at manning.com. In the Java world, there has been so far only one solution for unit tests. The venerable JUnit framework is the obvious choice and has become almost synonymous with unit testing. JUnit has the largest mind share among developers who are entrenched in their...
on Feb 19, 2015

Mobility

Save 40% on Apache Cordova in Action with discount code jn15acia at manning.com Ok, that may be just a tiny bit over the top, but most likely there is a bit of truth to it as well. You know how to install Cordova, how to generate native binaries from HTML, and how to make use of fancy device features with plugins. That’s all fairly straightforward: Install a SDK, install the command line tool...
on Jan 18, 2015

JSP

Oracle Developer Cloud Service is included as a free entitlement with Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle Messaging Cloud Service. The Developer Cloud Service includes all the tools you need to support the team development lifecycle. There are popular open source tools such as Git, Maven and Hudson. There's also task management, code reviews and a wiki. The easiest way to experience the Oracle...
on Oct 22, 2014

JavaOne

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

Databases

Redis is a NOSQL database written in C. The Remote Dictionary Server is a key-value data base whose the storage is in memory, then the write and read will fastest way, but which difference between Redis and Cache? What does happen when the database fall down? Will we lost the all informations? The main goal of this article is talk about the Redis and show an open source project, the redis-...
on Aug 1, 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
The data warehouse is essential to enterprise business intelligence, which accounts for a great part of the total enterprise cost. With the global data explosion in recent years, the business data volume grow significantly, posing a serious challenge for enterprise data warehouse to meet the diverse and complex business demands. More data, more data warehouse applications, more concurrent...
on Dec 11, 2013

NetBeans

Tired of JavaFX Scene Builder being run in a separate process? Fed up with no real integration between your favorite IDE and JavaFX Scene Builder? There may be a solution heading towards you. Follow this small series of blog entries to join me on my journey towards an embedded JavaFX Scene Builder in NetBeans. Welcome back (you did read the first three parts of this series?)! Ok, having done a...
on Jul 28, 2014

J2SE

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

Community

This is the third part (part 1, part 2) of a multi-part video series where Lincoln Baxter (@lincolnthree) and I are interactively building a Forge addon to add Java EE 7 Batch functionality. Part 1 showed how to get started with creating an addon, add relevant POM dependencies, build and install the addon using Forge shell, add a new command batch-new-jobxml, and add --reader, --processor, --...
on May 28, 2014
The Java is a platform which grown up quickly, for many rations such it can write once time and run anywhere, it runs languages on JVM. There is a myth that Java cannot compile its sources on run time, but it's truth? Have a dynamic language is important to make some projects, for example, calculate taxes to different cities, so the source should be on the database and each city it puts the...
on Jan 19, 2014
HTML Online Editor Sample I have been contemplating for a number of months about reviewing a cache of articles and videos on topics like Performance tuning, JVM, GC in Java, Mechanical Sympathy, etc... and finally took the time to do it - may be this was the point in my intellectual progress when was I required to do such a thing! Thanks to Attila-Mihaly for giving me the...
on Jan 17, 2014

Tools

In the most recently completed Java.net poll, the community selected Jenkins as its preferred Continuous Integration (CI) server. This was the third in a series of Java.net polls related to Java tools. A total of 260 votes were cast in the poll. The exact question and results were: Which Continuous Integration (CI) server do you prefer? 7% (17 votes) - Bamboo 1% (2 votes) - Continuum 2% (6...
on Mar 9, 2014

Performance

Every once in a while I run into someone that has a JVM that is running back to back collections and yet the heap is still almost full after each attempt! When they discover that their problem is related to the JVM not having enough memory they often ask the question, why didn't the JVM throw an OutOfMemoryError? After all my application is not making any forward progress and the reason is Java...
on Jan 8, 2014

Education

Just recently I was engaged to assist with an application that wasn’t behaving. The application, running in a 1.7.0_45 JVM, relied heavily on a 3rd party SAAS framework. That vendor provided my client with a list of 26 different JVM flags that should be set. When faced with this long list of flags I couldn’t resist asking why all the flags and why these flags. After all there are more than 700...
on Dec 11, 2013