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Ricardo Zuasti04/05/12
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Getting Feedback From Concurrent Tasks

Sometimes you need to get feedback from concurrent tasks after they have started. For example, imagine an application that has to send email batches, besides from using a multi-threaded mechanism, you want to know how many of the intended emails were successfully dispatched.

Ricci Gian Maria04/04/12
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How to Install Your Team Foundation Server on Azure

TFS is an environment of services partly devoted to Continuous Integration - this post shows you how to configure your TFS on Azure.

Ben Kepes04/04/12
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More on the Cloudstack Move to Apache

Ben Kepes weighs in on Citrix's recent "coup," as CloudStack becomes a platform of the Apache foundation.

Dave Gruber04/04/12
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Your Company Already Has the Code You Need, but You’ll Never Find It

When most people think about a company’s assets, source code doesn’t show up on the list. Yet millions of dollars are spent every year to create and maintain code, often with little focus on leveraging existing code assets that are hiding somewhere in your organization.

James Sugrue04/04/12
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Look Back On Your Application's Past With Chronon

The same people who brought the concept of a time travelling debugger are now offering an open source licence of both the Chronon Debugger and the embedded recorder. Let the time travelling begin!

Erick Erickson04/04/12
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Solving Issues with Date Boosting and NOW in Solr

The Solr wiki gives us best practices for date boosting, but there’s a subtle issue when paging. NOW evaluates to the current time, and every subsequent request will have a different value for NOW.

Eric Minick04/04/12
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Curing Continuous Delivery Headaches: UrbanCode Tools Level Up

The Continuous Delivery toolmakers over at UrbanCode released two significant upgrades to their toolsets for helping companies follow the DevOps philosophy - a new version for uDeploy, for release automation, and and an upgrade to Anthill Pro, their Continuous Delivery pipline platform.

Giorgio Sironi04/04/12
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Commodities in the IT world

Commoditization is a process which happen in every domain - but we should be aware of it if we want a successful career as a programmer.

Markus Eisele04/03/12
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Gracefully Dealing With Errors in Galleria - Part 6

Today I am going to write about how to gracefully deal with errors. A lot has been done about user input validation already but there are still a lot of failure situations which are not handled but should be.

Nicolas Frankel04/03/12
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Testing with Embed for Vaadin

In order to execute integration tests of a web application, there are not so many tools available. One of such tools is JBoss Arquilian: it let you create an archive of your to-be-tested Java classes. Embed Vaadin does the same, but is specifically targeted at Vaadin applications and components!

David Salter04/03/12
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Choosing a Java Version on Ubuntu

When you have got multiple versions of Java installed, you can choose which one you want to use by running the update-alternatives command.

Michael Collier04/03/12
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Here's Why Developers Should be Interested in Windows Azure

A video and slideshow detailing some powerful services offered by Azure, including Access Control Services, Caching and Service Bus.

Steve Chaloner04/03/12
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Play 2 – Some People Don't Seem to Realize What They Have

There’s a very active discussion going on at the moment regarding Play 2 over the Google Group, and it’s really polarising opinion. A lot of people still seem to be under the impression that Play 2 is only a Scala framework, with a crappy half-baked Java API bolted on as an afterthought

Kirk Knoernschild04/03/12
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Java With a Bit of OSGi - The Book

My book, Java Application Architecture: Modularity Patterns With Examples Using OSGi is now available. Uncle Bob and Peter Kriens each contributed Forewords to the book.

Tony Siciliani04/03/12
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Android SMS Popup - Part Three: The Activity

Part Three of the custom SMS popup application series illustrating some of Android's fundamental concepts: BroadcastReceivers,Intents, Activities etc..