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Nirav Assar01/17/12
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Groovy DSL - A Simple Example

Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) have become a valuable part of the Groovy idiom. DSLs are used in native Groovy builders, Grails and GORM, and testing frameworks. To a developer, DSLs are consumable and understandable, which makes implementation more...

Antonio Goncalves01/17/12
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WYTIWYR : What You Test Is What You Run

I’m fed up with unit testing !

Eric Genesky01/17/12
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OrientDB Community Still Showing Signs of Life

OrientDB, a NoSQL database management system written entirely in Java, is finally gaining some much deserved traction.  A recent OrientDB Google groups post welcomed Luca Molino and Andrey Lomakin as the first two commeitters to the open source project. ...

Michael Mainguy01/17/12
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How to ask intelligent questions

Smart technical people (aka Hackers) have likely dedicated thousands, tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands of hours of their lives learning, understanding, and generally figuring out how things work. If you find yourself asking for help, I'd...

Dustin Marx01/17/12
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Applying Sepia Effect to Loaded Images in JavaFX 2.0

In this blog post, I look at a very simple JavaFX 2.0 application that loads an image provided on the command-line and presents it in both normal form and with JavaFX 2.0's SepiaTone effect applied to it. The simple application presents the two images...

Wayne Adams01/17/12
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Asynchronous Java SE Web Services: 2. Discussion

In an earlier post, we stepped through the building of an asynchronous web service, deployed in Java SE. I saved my comments for this post to keep things a little cleaner. But there are some loose ends to discuss, especially when you hear my motivation...

Niklas Schlimm01/17/12
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A technology decision making process: Java EE 6 vs. Spring Framework

In the last few month we've went through this decision making process: which technology stack to choose for enterprise development on the Java platform? There are various alternatives. However, the ones we've discussed intensively were: Pure Java EE 6...

Ken Rimple01/17/12
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Roo, Selenium WebDriver,Failsafe and JUnit - Smores, anyone?

S'Mores are about the perfect mix of sugar, sugar and chocolate. So, the programming equivalent would be getting your Selenium tests separated from your unit tests, and running in an API that just needs a web server, not a separate Selenium server,...

Krishna Kumar01/17/12
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How Many Hours Can a Programmer Program?

I am a little late to this party where Michael Arrington says that startups mean working hard and sleeping under your desk. But I will add a few words. I read a lot of commentary about how such death marches can be counter-productive and ultimately...

Chris Smith01/17/12
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Moving Towards a Simpler Software

The web has made things simpler, and as our lives revolve more and more around it, the way we interact with it has become simpler, too.  As James Governor puts it:

Judah Johns01/16/12
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GlassFish Clustering within Jelastic

GlassFish is an open-source application server that can run any Java EE application, providing enterprise level reliability and performance with full clustering and has wide functionality range. Up until now, GlassFish could be used as a separate server...

Eric Genesky01/16/12
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Useful Help for the MongoDB Cloud Crowd

NoSQL on the cloud anyone?  Amazon just released a very nice guide for spinning up your own MongoDB instances on EC2.  Readers pointed out that, due to the IO fees on top of the EC2 fees, Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud is . . .

Mike Dirolf01/16/12
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Architecture of a MongoDB-powered Event Processing System

We’re live-blogging from MongoSV today. Here’s a link to the entire series of posts. The actual title of this talk is “There’s a Moster in My Closest”, but I thought the subtitle would be more elucidating. This talk is packed! Actually, all of...

Ricky Ho01/16/12
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Machine Learning: Ensemble Methods

Ensemble Method is a popular approach in Machine Learning based on the idea of combining multiple models. For example, by mixing different machine learning algorithms (e.g. SVM, Logistic regression, Bayesian network), ensemble method can automatically...

Toni Epple01/16/12
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NetBeans IDE 7.1 Review: JavaFX Support

Last year, with the release of version 2.0, JavaFX finally started to gain attention at the big conferences and there seemed for the first time to be a shift in developer perception now that Oracle addressed the issues that kept Java developers from using...