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Gurkan Erdogdu08/06/10
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Defne, RichFaces, JSF, JPA and CDI: Nice Combo for Java EE Web Application

Defne is a service oriented web application framework. The main motivation behind Defne is ease of use. Defne allows developers to concentrate on their business logic while it provides all other application requirements such as transaction and security....

Rob Williams08/06/10
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A Bug Story

Even with unit tests, integration tests, stress tests, there are times when you put something out into the wild and something starts happening that you have not seen before. Pushed out an app a few months ago. It exposes a web service interface. Calls into...

Solomon Duskis08/06/10
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Spring Reading - Getting Started with Spring Framework

Here's a list of reading for getting started with Spring:

Ignacio Coloma08/06/10
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URL-based Locale

We should assume that users will not always be browsing from a comfortable location (pronounce: home / work). Even if they do, every now and then I have guests at home that do not speak Spanish at all. Try opening the Google home page in a cybercafé in...

Lyndsey Clevesy08/05/10
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Patterns in Parallel Programming

The concurrency revolution in hardware is already here, but the real revolution needs to come from software.  Developers need to imagine the new types of...

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/10
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Spring Web Flow 2.2 Features Partial State Saving

The first milestone in Spring's next version of Web flow is available today.  The Spring Web Flow 2.2 developers are focused on increasing the amount of support for Java EE6's JSF 2.0.  Web Flow 2.1 was able to use JSF 2.0 dependencies without the Sun...

Matt Stine08/05/10
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Guerilla TDD

Welcome to episode five of The Agile Guerilla series. The focus of this series of articles is to to help you introduce change, specifically moving to agility, into your organization from the grassroots level.

Martin Vecera08/05/10
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ESB Performance Pitfalls

An Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is at the heart of many Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, a technology that is being widely adopted nowadays. Among plenty of various ESB offerings, how do you choose the right one, the one that best suites your...

Eric Daugherty08/05/10
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Using Comet with Lift to Dynamically Update Pages

Lift, a web framework written in Scala, provides easy integration with Comet, a server side HTML push model.

Cedric Beust08/05/10
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Why Scala’s “Option” and Haskell’s “Maybe” types won’t save you from null

The more I think about it, the less I understand the point in Scala’s Option class (which originated in Haskell under the name Maybe). If you read the voluminous material that describes the concepts behind the Option class, there are two main benefits: It...

James Sugrue08/04/10
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Google Increases Tooling Options With Instantiations Acquisition

It looks like there could be interesting times on the way for Java developers who've used Instantiations products. Google has acquired Instantiations, one of the major tool providers for Java developers. A lot of you, especially those who use Eclipse, will be...

James Sugrue08/04/10
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Google Wave Gone, But Not Quite A Failure

I'm sure most people have heard the news that Google are to cease development on Google Wave, one of their most hyped products, just a year since it's announcement. 

Robert Diana08/04/10
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Traditional Programming Language Job Trends - August 2010

About 6 months ago, I looked at the job trends for traditional programming languages again. Given the popularity of these posts, I have decided to make this a recurring theme.

Jonathan Giles08/04/10
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UI Oddities #2 – NetBeans

Todays UI oddity is small, but important, and it’s something that has irked me ever since I started using NetBeans (when I joined the JavaFX team last year). Despite me picking on NetBeans here, this problem is common in many applications, and largely...

Pete Carapetyan08/04/10
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Eclipse, the Platform. My Main Squeeze

If I'm going to break up with my main squeeze: Eclipse - the Platform, especially after I publicly admitted I was seeing another platform, the least I could do is give our relationship an honorable recap. I already vented my long term gripes yesterday.