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JavaLand 2015 Conference Picks

Posted by edburns on January 16, 2015 at 4:12 AM PST

JavaLand 2015 Conference Picks

With only 44 business days to go until JavaLand 2015, I’d like to share my conference picks. I’m including my sessions for completeness, and naturally I recommend you attend them, but I’ll also include an alternate that I’d attend if I wasn’t speaking at that time.

Introduction to Graphs from Grokking Algorithms by Aditya Y. Bhargava

Posted by manning_pubs on January 15, 2015 at 5:18 PM PST

By Aditya Y. Bhargava, author of Highlighted text Grokking Algorithms

Save 40% on Grokking Algorithms with discount code jn15ga at

Using Magnolia with IBM Bluemix

Posted by rah003 on January 15, 2015 at 7:11 AM PST

Yay, another video blog post! Since the last one on managing campaigns with a new Magnolia app was so well liked by the audience, I figured I'd give it another try - this time, on a completely different topic, though.

JSF 2.3 Using a CDI managed Converter

Posted by mriem on January 15, 2015 at 3:27 AM PST

Although a converter is considered an attached object (part of the view state) commonly people ask support for CDI injection into a converter. Since we did not want to upset the original contract of what a converter is we had to look at how we can best support the requested use case.

Safely loading different versions of a native library in JNA (or JNI)

Posted by wvreeven on January 7, 2015 at 5:56 PM PST

Over the past years I have been working on a Java project that uses a native library written in C by a third party to process data. Recently the data format was changed and a new version of the native library was made available.

Validating Oracle Java Cloud Service HA

Posted by bleonard on January 7, 2015 at 12:39 PM PST

Validating Oracle Java Cloud Service HA

How to Use SQL, Hadoop, Drill, REST, JSON, NoSQL, and HBase in a Simple REST Client

Posted by caroljmcdonald on January 6, 2015 at 8:04 PM PST

SQL will become one of the most prolific use cases in the Hadoop ecosystem, according to Forrester Research. Apache Drill is an open source SQL query engine for big data exploration. REST services and clients have emerged as popular technologies on the Internet. Apache HBase is a hugely popular Hadoop NoSQL database.

Book review: "JavaServer Faces: Introduction By Example" by Josh Juneau

Posted by bhaktimehta on January 6, 2015 at 1:50 PM PST

I had the pleasure to review JavaServer Faces: Introduction by Example by Josh Juneau which has been published by Apress in December 2014.

Happy New Year!

Posted by mriem on January 1, 2015 at 7:22 AM PST

Happy New Year to all!