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Mitch Pronschinske10/21/11
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Devs Get Rewarded for Finishing on Time, but Ops Get Punished if Your Code Leads to Outages

A companion post by Josh Duncan summarizes a session at DevOps Days by Jesse Robbins, the CEO of Opscode (they make 'Chef' if you don't know).  The session, which has an amazing title: , is posted below for you to view in its entirety, but I'll point out a...

Craig Dickson10/21/11
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Screencast: Amazon Elastic Beanstalk Eclipse Plugin – Deploying Your Application Directly to Elastic Beanstalk

This screencast shows how the AmazonElastic Beanstalk plugin for Eclipse allows developers to directly deploy their Java Web Applications from within

Matt Raible10/21/11
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Developing with HTML5, CoffeeScript and Twitter's Bootstrap

Matt Raible builds the front-end of a workout app using CoffeeScript and Twitter's Bootstrap UI kit.

James Betteley10/21/11
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JDepend design metrics in CI

This article is intended to give the reader enough information to understand what JDepend is, what it does, and how to use it in a maven build. It’s a kind of cheat sheet, if you like. What is it? JDepend is more of a design metric than a code metric, it...

David Fishman10/21/11
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Your search software supplier has been acquired? The safe bet: Lucene/Solr open source

To hear him tell it two weeks ago, Larry Ellison’s Oracle had everything you need for search technology; no need for that legacy search platform, Autonomy. In fact, Oracle and Mark Hurd had quite a few unflattering things to say about HP and that search...

Simon Massey10/20/11
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Test Driving the MVVM Pattern with ZK Ajax

Introduction This article is the latest in a series demonstrating alternative GUI Design Patterns using the ZK RIA AJAX framework. Two previous articles used the Model-View-Presenter and Model-View-Controller patterns in the context of implementing a simple...

Blaise Doughan10/20/11
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Mixing Nesting and References with JAXB's XmlAdapter

Recently I came across a question on Stack Overflow asking if JAXB could marshal the first occurrence of an object as containment and all subsequent occurrences as a reference.  Below is an expanded version of my answer (up votes appreciated)...

Chad Lung10/20/11
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Building a simple AtomPub client with NetBeans IDE 7, Maven, Java and Apache Abdera

In my last article I showed you how to create and run a simple AtomPub server using Apache Abdera. Today we will create a client (using modified code provided in this guide as well as the Apache Abdera examples) to put some data into the AtomPub server.

Jakub Holý10/20/11
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Only a Masochist Would Write Unit Tests in Java. Be Smarter, Use Groovy (or Scala…).

I like writing unit tests but Java doesn’t make it particularly easy. Especially if you need to create objects and object trees, transform objects for checking them etc. I miss a lot a conscise, powerful syntax, literals for regular expressions and...

Markus Eisele10/20/11
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My interview with Tori Wieldt (@Java) during JavaOne

Walking around JavaOne exhibition hall was awesome this year. Crowded for nearly the complete day and always people to run into and talk to. Same happened to me with Tori. She is part of the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) team and the face behind @Java's...

Bozhidar Bozhanov10/20/11
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To employers that don't respond in time

First you send a CV, or a recruiter contacts you. Then there’s the interview(s). And then the employer has to decide whether they want you onboard or not. And you have to decide the same thing. But I have observed that some employers (and they are...

Alex Antonau10/20/11
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Dynamic subtyping in Java

Subtyping Issues in JavaBehavior customization is a common requirement for large software systems. A software product cannot fully satisfy requirements of all customers; there are always differences that must be implemented, which are specific to each...

Mitch Pronschinske10/20/11
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Major Innovations in Search on Display at Lucene Eurocon 2011

As Lucene Eurocon 2011 wraps up in Barcelona today, not everyone had gotten the answer they were looking for but some tweeted that they left with plenty of ideas.  Lucene PMC chair Grant Ingersoll is the first to admit that no search technology can handle...

Mitch Pronschinske10/20/11
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Android 4.0 UI = Metro

I remember a funny quote on twitter yesterday after the Android 4.0 unveiling.  It went something like: 'Android was born as a bad imitation of BlackBerry, it grew into a iPhone look-alike, and now could retire as another Windows Phone.  If you don't...

Mitch Pronschinske10/20/11
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Automation: You're Doing it Wrong

There's a common antipattern in build automation that Eric Minick of UrbanCode described quite well in his blog today:A common pattern I see is deployment (or build) automation that routinely fails due to a set of common issues. When the deployment fails,...