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[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
Unlock productivity is one of the bigger concerns for any person taking management role. However, people rarely agree on the best approaches to improve performance. Over the years, I have observed different managers using the opposite practices to churn out best performance of the team they are managing. Unfortunately, some works and other don't. To be more accurate, what does not increase...
on Jun 18, 2014
In Java development, the typical data computation problems are characterized with:
Long computation procedure requiring a great deal of debugging
Data may from database, or Excel/Txt
Data may from multiple databases, instead of just one.
Some computation goals are complex, such as relative position computation, and set-related computation
Just suppose a sales department needs to make statistics...
on Aug 13, 2013
Around 3 months ago, I have posted one article explaining our approach and consideration to build Cloud Application. From this article, I will gradually share our practical design to solve this challenge.
As mentioned before, our final goal is to build a Saas big data analysis application, which will deployed in AWS servers. In order to fulfill this goal, we need to build distributed crawling,...
on Aug 28, 2014
When people ask me what am I doing, my immediate response is IT. Even though, the answer is not very specific, it is the easiest to understand and it still helps to describe what we are doing. In fact, it doesn't matter what programming languages we use, our responsibility is to build the information system, which deliver information to end-user. Therefore, we should value information more than...
on Aug 2, 2014
When I started my career as a Java developer close to 10 years ago, the industry is going through a revolutionary change. Spring framework, which was released in 2003, was quickly gaining ground and became a serious challenger to the bulky J2EE platform. Having gone through the transition time, I quickly found myself in favour of Spring framework instead of J2EE platform, even the earlier...
on Jul 14, 2014
When I started my career around 10 years ago, Struts MVC is the norm in the market. However, over the years, I observed the Spring MVC slowly gaining popularity. This is not a surprise to me, given the seamless integration of Spring MVC with Spring container and the flexibility and extensibility that it offers.
From my journey with Spring so far, I usually saw people making some common mistakes...
on Jul 5, 2014
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
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"
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•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
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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
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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
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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
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• Chapter 11, “In the Browser,” has been added.
• The Table of Contents has been updated.
It’s important to learn the challenges of the browser environment that your CoffeeScript programs live in. Chapter 11 shows you how to write CoffeeScript programs in a web browser and explains the...
on Aug 16, 2013
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
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
My company uses a large number of software applications to support all aspects of its business.
These software applications are either "bought" or "built".
The portions of the company that cannot be supported by purchased software are
supported by custom developed, in-house, applications.
A variety of technologies are used to create and build these custom applications.
The Java framework has been...
on Sep 15, 2013
A while ago, I was asked to evaluate another Java application that was being used at my company.
It was a point-of-sale app, developed entirely "in-house" by one of our overseas affiliates.
I wondered what their MVC model would look like.
How different would their Java app be from the ones I have worked on?
I started my evaluation by learning all I could about the architecture and design of this...
on Sep 8, 2013
Very soon, it will be time for the annual Java One conference in San Francisco, California.
Thousands of Java-fanatics will make the journey to my favorite city "by the bay" (and my home town).
Thousands more Java-fanatics will not attend (including me) and wish they could.
I hope all attendees will have a great and productive time at Java One 2013.
My general advice to attendees is, "Make the...
on Aug 25, 2013
The data computation layer in between the data persistent layer and the application layer is responsible for computing the data from data persistence layer, and returning the result to the application layer. The data computation layer of Java aims to reduce the coupling between these two layers and shift the computational workload from them. The typical computation layer is characterized with...
on Jul 31, 2013