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Peter Lawrey07/21/11
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Java: Getting the size of an Object

Java was designed with the principle that you shouldn't need to know the size of an object. There are times when you really would like to know and want to avoid the guess work.

Rafał Kuć07/21/11
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When to commit in Solr (or Lucene)?

The question I asked myself recently what seems to be one of those for which the response should be quick and painless. So, when to send the commit command to Solr (or Lucene)? Despite the simplicity of the questions, the answer is not clear, at least in...

István Tóth07/21/11
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Yet another Resource filtering plugin for Sonar

Creating a custom plugin for the Sonar platform is very easy. If you are not satisfied with the several built-in plugins or you need something special you can easily create and use your own.

Loiane Groner07/20/11
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ExtJS 4 File Upload + Spring MVC 3 Example

This tutorial will walk you through out how to use the Ext JS 4 File Upload Field in the front end and Spring MVC 3 in the back end.

Jay Fields07/20/11
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The High-Level Test Whisperer

Most teams have High-Level Tests in what they call Functional Tests, Integration Tests, End-to-End Tests, Smoke Tests, User Tests, or something similar. These tests are designed to exercise as much of the application as possible.

Andrew Phillips07/20/11
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jar-with-deps don’t like META-INF/services

Recently, I was preparing a connection checker for Deployit’s powerful remote execution framework Overthere. To make the checker, as compact as possible, I put together a jar-with-deps1 for distribution.

Marco Tedone07/20/11
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Inject Spring beans in AspectJ

AspectJ is the most powerful AOP framework in the Java space; Spring is the most powerful enterprise development framework in the Java space. It's not surprise that combining the two should lead to wonderful things...In this article I'm going to show a...

Peter Lawrey07/20/11
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Incorrect Core Java Interview Answers

On the internet, Java interview questions and answers get copied from one web site to another. This can mean that an incorrect or out of date answer might never be corrected. Here are some questions and answer which are not quite correct or are now out...

Julian Exenberger07/20/11
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Java 8.0 Wishlist (Take 2)

Ok so it's it been a while since my last article on this topic... The comments of course have been first rate, with opinions on the wish-list have ranged from outright agreement to threats of violence for even having such boneheaded ideas. It's all good...

Nirmal Sasidharan07/20/11
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Requirements Modeling Framework (RMF)

Over the last few months some guys at itemis and Düsseldorf University have been working closely to bring out a solution to the open in an effort to lessen the big gap we have currently in Eclipse Ecosystem in the area of Requirements Management (RM)....

Rob Hinds07/20/11
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Hibernate + Spring - Testing the Data Access Layer with an In Memory Database

For some time I have been working on developing a Java web app using Spring MVC & Hibernate, and as many will have discovered, this throws up lots of questions with unit testing. To increase my coverage (and general test confidence) I decided to implement...

Wojciech Kudla07/20/11
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Danger lurks in virtualization

I'm pretty sure some of you are working for organisations that make extensive use of virtualization solutions. If you do, and by a chance you happen to develop or maintain Java applications, you may find this post interesting.

Markus Eisele07/20/11
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JavaOne is looming on the horizon - 6,393,600 seconds to go! (Content Catalogue Released!)

And it is rapidly approaching. 106,560 minutes or 1776 hours or rounded 10 weeks until the industry meets again in San Francisco! If you were waiting for the content catalog, it is finally there, too. With over 400 Sessions in 8 tracks this will be a...

Patrick Debois07/20/11
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Storytelling in IT - Conversation matters

  Great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ." implies that consensus is often the result of a coincidence or luck. If you look at the success rate of presentations, you might actually think that this is shear luck. So why is it you...