Building a Java Web Application with Gradle
by Benjamin Muschko, author of Gradle in Action
Gradle provides a build-by-convention approach for certain problem domains like Java projects by introducing pre-defined project layouts with sensible defaults. In this article, based on chapter 3 of Gradle in Action, author Benjamin Muschko explains how to apply the Java, War and Jetty plugins to build...
on Mar 18, 2013
Multimethods in Clojure
by Amit Rathore, author of Clojure in Action, Second Edition
Clojure multimethods support not only multiple dispatch but much more. Indeed, once you look past multiple dispatch, a commonly asked question is whether a language can dispatch on things other than the types of values. With Clojure’s multimethods, methods can be made to dispatch based on any arbitrary rule....
on Feb 20, 2013
Atlassian has made some seriously great products, for example the project tracker JIRA. We recently upgraded our rather archaic version of JIRA at Magnolia to the latest and greatest offering. Everyone in the team found something in this upgrade. Some of us were desperate to use GreenHopper, others were looking forward to a better LDAP integration, and my personal favourite was the new REST API...
on Feb 20, 2013
Node in a Nutshell
by Alex Young and Marc Harter, authors of Node.js in Practice
We live in a world of highly connected multicore servers, where web applications are expected to scale from dozens of users to millions. New demands are being placed on developers by the real-time nature of the modern web. Developers are looking for fresh solutions to solve scalability issues—whether it’s to take...
on Feb 18, 2013
Akka and Camel
by Claus Ibsen and Jonathan Anstey, authors of Camel in Action
Akka comes with a Camel integration module that allows Akka actors to interact with communication partners over a great variety of protocols and APIs. In this article, based on appendix E of Camel in Action, contributing author Martin Krasser presents selected Akka-Camel integration features by example.
Akka aims to...
on Feb 13, 2013
Sometimes, life drops a house on your code. Sometimes, it's flying monkeys. Most of the time though, the damn stuff just stops working and it's nothing so obvious as being crushed by a Kansas farmhouse or being carried away by winged primates.
For this last common case, there are a good number of great tools to help you out. JMeter may help you to reproduce the conditions under load, while...
on Feb 1, 2013
The applications have grown together with the man dream to get more and more information, then more application have been emerging and the man had became hostage of the application.
For example we can recognized the evolution between man and machine:
In the first time: Many men to just one machine ( like mainframe's age) then one man to one machine ( in to Personal computer era) and...
on Mar 17, 2013
Spatial reference system: What is it?
by Regina O. Obe and Leo S. Hsu, authors of PostGIS in Action, Second Edition
The topic of spatial reference systems (SRS) is one of the more abstruse in GIS to understand. This is mainly due to the loose way in which people use the term spatial reference system and secondly to its unglamorous nature compared to other areas of GIS. If GIS is Disneyland,...
on Feb 13, 2013
Assembling a team of Java developers can be a challenging task.
Getting the right people together requires a combination of luck, skill, and plenty of patience.
When someone new joins your team, they could also be new to your company.
Over the years, we have conducted many job interviews of Java developer candidates wishing to join our team and company.
Our Java job interview format is simple and...
on Mar 16, 2013
Our team of Java developers consists of people with various backgrounds and skill levels.
Everyone has a role and is assigned tasks based on that role.
Team members are expected to know basic programming concepts, core Java and core J2EE.
In addition; database access, web-browser, client/server concepts are required as well.
It didn't take long for our team to realize there was a lot more to know...
on Mar 10, 2013
I am back with more stories about our adventures in the world of Java.
From the distant past to recent events. I hope to entertain, enlighten, and encourage.
So hold on to your hats.
For software developers in IT, there are times when you find yourself present at the birth of a major application.
Normally these are dream assignments. But consider the following additional factors.
on Mar 4, 2013
While Adobe is well known for putting out plugins that have backdoor issues, and that there are enormous number of PDFs that are read every day, many times entirely by accident when opening an email, FireFox did not give the Adobe Acrobat plug-in the red-flag of no confidence like FireFox did with Java.
The latest issue and fix to be released by Adobe:
on Feb 19, 2013
I arrived in Stockholm on Sunday morning and checked into my hotel which is directly connected to the conference center. It is hugely convenient to not have to go play in the snow if I need to run back to my room for something.
The conference started with several hands-on-labs on Monday. I didn't attend, but peeking in the windows indicates that they were standing room only. I spent the...
on Feb 5, 2013
This quick blog entry is just to advertise the availability of the Proposed Final Draft of JSF 2.2 (JSR-344). You may download the draft of the spec at <http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/pfd/jsr344/index.html>. You may try out the implementation by dropping this maven GAV into the modules directory of GlassFish 184.108.40.206: <a href="http://search.maven.org/#search|ga|1|g%3A%...
on Mar 15, 2013
If you have wanted JSF not to store any state now is your chance to try out the stateless mode of JSF.
It is as easy as doing the following:
<f:view transient="true"> Your regular content</f:view>
And voila you are running stateless.
If you decide you do want some state to be kept at the server you can use the @xxxScoped annotations on your beans
Be aware that...
on Feb 8, 2013
Due to a painting regression in JXPanel for Synth-based Look and Feels, we are releasing a regression fix. The new files should appear in Maven Central soon.
on Feb 28, 2013
I am pleased to announce the release of SwingX 1.6.5. The new release is available in Maven central.
As always, you may report bugs or request new feature via JIRA. You may also contact us in the discussion forum.
Release Notes - SwingX - Version 1.6.5
[SWINGX-1336] - Flickering in JXPanel with alpha < 1
[SWINGX-1449] - JXButton doesn't update font if...
on Jan 29, 2013
The JavaOne India Call for Papers is now open. The conference will take place May 8-9 in Hyderabad, India. The call for papers will be open through March 15. Notifications will be sent out to speakers in early April.
The JavaOne Shanghai Call for Papers is also still open. That conference takes place in Shanghai, China July 22-25. The JavaOne Shanghai call for papers ends soon (March 1...
on Feb 20, 2013
on Feb 7, 2013
by Michael Fogus and Chris Housen, authors of The Joy of Clojure
In many cases, Clojure's compiler will be able to highly optimize idiomatic Clojure source code. But there are times when the form of your functions, especially in interoperability scenarios, will prove to be ambiguous or even outright counter to compiler optimizations. In this article, based on chapter 12...
on Jan 30, 2013