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Michael Scharhag07/12/14
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An Alternative Approach of Writing JUnit Tests (the Jasmine Way)

Recently I wrote a lot of Jasmine tests for a small personal project. It took me some time until I finally got the feeling of getting the tests right.

Mehdi Daoudi07/12/14
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Performance On and Off the Track at the Formula 1 Grand Prix

In the world of Formula 1, milliseconds are the difference between Pole Position and second on the grid. Millions of dollars are spent on getting the maximum performance out of both the car and the driver.

Hubert Klein Ikkink07/12/14
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Grails Goodness: Custom Controller Class with Resource Annotation

In Grails we can apply the @Resource AST (Abstract Syntax Tree) annotation to a domain class.

Brian O' Neill07/12/14
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Applied Big Data: The Freakonomics of Healthcare

Our healthcare system is still (mostly) based on capitalism: more patients + more visits = more money. Within such a system, it is not in the best interest of healthcare providers to have healthy patients.

Matthias Marschall07/12/14
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3 Reasons Why Your Team Needs Rituals

If you’ve agreed on a certain ritual, stick to it no matter what. People come to expect that the ritual will happen, and they’ll be disappointed if their expectations aren’t met. That’s the power of rituals: people rely on them.

Kon Soulianidis07/12/14
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Geekapalooza: My recent visit to Google I/O

Last week I had to pry myself away from my day-to-day life as a software developer and fly over the Pacific to attend Google I/O. Okay maybe I didn’t have to pry myself away – rather, it was more like me excitedly not sleeping for 2 days, giddy as a school kid, prior to leaving.

Chris Haddad07/12/14
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RESTful Tooling and API Management

Implementing a RESTful approach requires painstaking assembly without REST tooling. Java JAX-RS and API Management infrastructure reduce the learning curve, increase API adoption and decrease development effort by simplifying API creation, publication, and consumption.

Chris Odell07/11/14
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No Script: Everybody Uses JavaScript These Days!

Or do they... The argument over progressive enhancement continues to rage both for and against the use of advanced JavaScript features to provide a more enhanced User eXperience.

John Piekos07/11/14
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Cost accounting for SSDs – it’s RAM, not disk

Most discussions I have seen about choosing SSDs vs. spinning disk arrays for databases tend to focus on SSDs as a replacement for disk. SSDs don’t replace disk; they replace the RAM you would be using to cache enough disk pages to make up for the terrible random IO performance of spinning disk arrays.

Sharone Zitzman07/11/14
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What is OpenStack? A Quick OpenStack Tutorial

In this blog we often discuss OpenStack, and the different components, and have an OpenStack tutorial or guide at your disposal for many topics – from OpenStack Neutron and networking in general, through NFV, through OpenStack orchestration, DevStack, network automation, and much more.

Tim Murphy07/11/14
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JSON: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Over the past several years JSON has become the darling of service message standards. These days you are shunned if you offer a SOAP service. The more I use JSON service though the more I question if they are really the answer.

Adi Gaskell07/11/14
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Ericsson Aims to Get Your City Networked

One of the more interesting trends of recent times has been the growth in so called smarter cities. It’s been a topic I’ve covered a few times on the blog, as there have been a number of projects that have sought insights from the crowd as to what a smart city should be like.

Simon Brown07/11/14
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One View or Many?

In Diagramming Spring MVC webapps, I presented an approach that allows you to create a fairly comprehensive model of a software system in code.

Hubert Klein Ikkink07/11/14
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Grails Goodness: Enable Accept Header for User Agent Requests

Especially when we use Grails to create a RESTful API we want to enable the request header Accept, so Grails can do content negotiation based on the value in the header.

Shay Shmeltzer07/11/14
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ADF Faces Responsive Design - 12.1.3 Update

A while back I blogged about a technique for doing responsive design with JDeveloper 12.1.2 using media queries and css, but it is time for a small update for those who are using 12.1.3