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Mitch Pronschinske12/31/11
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Just the Job: Employing Solr for Recruitment Search

Charlie Hull, a search expert and engineer at Flax Serach, presents an interesting and useful case study in search.  Using this case study on a major European...

Dustin Marx12/31/11
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Guava Preconditions Class

Anyone who's written much Java has probably written methods that begin with conditionals that verify either the provided parameters or the state of the object being acted upon before proceeding with the remainder of the method's implementation. These can...

Aaron Nichols12/31/11
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Meet a Sysadmin for lunch instead of Google

I’m doing some work in EC2 and wanted to get a sense for what other folks were doing and what issues they’ve run into. I know that personally, I don’t really research the state of anything until I’m dealing with it day to day. I also know that...

Pablo Pareja Tobes12/31/11
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Using Bio4j + Neo4j Graph-algo component for finding protein-protein interaction paths

Hi all ! Today I managed to find some time to check out the Graph-algo component from Neo4j and after playing with it plus Bio4j a bit, I have to say it seems pretty cool. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, here you have the description you...

Mitch Pronschinske12/31/11
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Major Solr 4 Highlights

In this talk, Lucene/Solr committer Mark Miller will discuss some of the new features and advancements that users can look forward to in Solr 4. The list...

Gunnar Hillert12/31/11
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Java Print Service Frustrations

This is probably not the most exciting "toy" to play with for the holidays, but I wanted to explore some use-cases that involve printing through Java back-end services. Basically, in an enterprise environment you may run into requirements, where...

Alex Staveley12/31/11
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JAXB, SAX, DOM Performance

 This post investigates the performance of unmarshalling an XML document to Java objects using a number of different approaches. The XML document is very simple. It contains a collection of Person entities. 

Alex Staveley12/30/11
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What are the differences between JAXB 1.0 and JAXB 2.0

What are the differences between JAXB 1.0 and JAXB 2.0?

James Sugrue12/30/11
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A Java Developer's Review of 2011

2011 was a pretty eventful year for the Java community. We got the long awaited release of Java 7, watched the drawn out Oracle vs Google case and got even more languages built on top of the JVM. The following are a few of the key events and trends that I've...

Mitch Pronschinske12/30/11
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LWE 2.0.1 Solr Development Platform Released!

The Solr/Lucene development platform produced by LucidImagination - Home to Solr creator Yonik Seeley and long-time Lucene PMC Grant Ingersoll - has reached a new version today that updates a list of key issues.  The platform, called "LucidWorks...

Blaise Doughan12/30/11
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XML Schema to Java - Generating XmlAdapters

In previous posts I have demonstrated how powerful JAXB's XmlAdapter can be when starting from domain objects.  In this example I will demonstrate how to leverage an XmlAdapter when generating an object model from an XML schema.  This post was inspired...

Gunnar Hillert12/30/11
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REST with Spring - ContentNegotiatingViewResolver vs. HttpMessageConverter+ResponseBody Annotation

Disclaimer: This blog posting reflects experiences while learning to implement RESTful services. Thus, certain elements of my blog posting may turn our to be not correct. Therefore, if you encounter errors, please let me know and I will post corrections as...

Chad Lung12/30/11
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Getting started with Atom Hopper – a Java ATOMPub server based on Apache Abdera

I’ve been blogging lately about Apache Abdera and ATOM. ATOM can be used for a lot of things and is very flexible. Today I want to introduce you to a new ATOMPub server called: Atom Hopper. Atom Hopper is open sourced under the Apache 2.0 license.

Dustin Marx12/30/11
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Guava's New Optional Class

Guava Release 10 introduces the Optional class, which can be used where one might use a null object. I have built my own classes like this before, but the advantage of Guava's providing it is that it can be easily reused across projects and develope

Jason Baldridge12/30/11
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First steps in Scala for beginning programmers, Part 6

This is part 6 of tutorials for first-time programmers getting into Scala. Other posts are on this blog, and you can get links to those and other resources on the links page of the Computational Linguistics course I’m creating these for.