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Ben Kepes02/26/12
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Regarding OASIS's Proposed TOSCA Cloud Standards

Ben Kepes suggests that the recentTopology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) proposal might actually work.

Arul Kumaran02/26/12
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Are you feeling stagnated?

One of the dilemmas many professionals face is when to jump the ship? versus when to steady the ship? There is no right or wrong answer to this question, and the answer depends on the individual circumstances. But here are some of my thoughts that might aid in your decision making. With the start of a new year, you may be among the millions of people thinking of making an important change in your life.

Tony Russell-rose02/26/12
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Measuring Search Quality: Retrieval and Relevance Metrics

A range of metrics can be used in search quality evaluation. Check out Tony Russel-Rose's particular search use case problem and how to approach it.

Dustin Marx02/25/12
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A Busy Month For the Java Community

The Java development community seems more lively and more energetic in recent months (especially since JavaOne 2011) than it has been for years. After years of seeming stagnation, Java-related developments appear to be coming at us more quickly again. It is nice to have so many online forums to get information about these developments.

Eric Daugherty02/25/12
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Debugging Android Web Traffic

Normally, I would use a packet sniffer, such as WireShark (OS X and Windows) to look at the network traffic and debug an application. For Android development I do my primary development on a physical Android device. It is faster, and provides a more realistic experience during development and debugging. However, since the network traffic is no longer going through my computer, WireShark doesn't help. To solve this, I use another program called Charles.

Chad Lung02/25/12
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Atom Hopper: An ATOM Server Written in Java

Atom Hopper is a Java based ATOM publishing server based on Apache Abdera. Today I’m going to discuss some of the new features that have been added and what is happening in general.

Rafał Kuć02/25/12
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Solr Explain 0.9.1 – New version

Explain.solr.pl is a tool for finding out why the documents are where they are in the results list. The developers have discovered some new facts about the userbase and the issues they encountered, so here are the changes in store...

Dustin Marx02/24/12
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Simultaneous Animated Text Strings in JavaFX 2

JavaFX 2 makes it easy to perform multiple transitions in parallel. This article discusses how to animate multiple strings along the screen in pure Java rather than using HTML5 or Flash.

Ian Skerrett02/24/12
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Centralized Management of Code Quality

Our vision for Agile ALM Connect is to bring together the leaders of different tools that are being used across the application lifecycle. Therefore, I was very happy that Olivier Gaudin, co-founder of the Sonar open source project, agreed to speak at Agile ALM Connect about how continuous inspection of code is an important aspect of continuous delivery.

Bozhidar Bozhanov02/24/12
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State Does Not Belong In The Code

State is the data that gets stored (regardless of the destination – memory, database, file-system). The application itself must not store any state in the code. This means your classes should only have fields with objects that are also stateless. In other words – you should not store anything in your services, DAOs or controllers during the program flow. This is a complete “must” for your service layer. Why?

Markus Eisele02/24/12
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The Heroes of Java: Greg Luck

The 13th part in my "Heroes of Java" interview series. I had the pleasure to meet Greg at this year's Jfokus and we had a great breakfast discussing all kinds of stuff around cache, JSR-107, JCP, Heroes, Java EE and what he thinks about leading the oldest JSR on the JCP.

Moshe Kaplan02/24/12
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Cloud Computing Makes MySQL Replication Easier

Adding a new slave to support your MySQL system expansion is easier than ever, thanks to the cloud. This post show you how to do it in eight simple steps.

Debasish Ghosh02/24/12
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Breaking Out of the Familiarity Model

What makes code so dense that it's not acceptable to programmers and they complain about its incomprehensibility? Unfamiliarity is one of the culprits - people don't complain about regexes since they are familiar with them, but will surely complain of something else which they are not familiar with.

Chris Smith02/23/12
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Node.js is Bad Ass Rock Star Tech

A Q&A session on web servers (Apache vs. Node.js) turns very existential.  Are "Node.js fanboys" to blame for:Science being set back...

Erik Hatcher02/23/12
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Custom Security Filtering in Solr: Based on Access Control Lists

Yonik Seeley (creator of Solr) recently wrote about “Advanced Filter Caching in Solr” where he talked about expensive and custom filters. In this post, you'll see some concrete examples of custom post filtering for the case of filtering documents based on access control lists.