In the previous part I showed how the faceting mechanism can be used
to achieve the autocomplete functionality. Today I’ll show you how to
use a component called Suggester to implement autocomplete
The following is a modified snippet from a draft of The Well-Grounded Java Developer.
It gives you a quick taster of how much easier it is to manipulate
files in Java 7 than in previous versions. By using the new Files class and its many utility methods,...
I came across this article
on Dzone, which is just right to set the tone for me to release my
latest code, which I find myself to be very proud of. The article speaks
about the importance of Unit Testing for developers and how it can save
the day for you...
Whether you use Java or C is not always as important as the algorithm you use. Being smarter can make more difference.
You might not see this as a fair test of Java vs C, but in the real
world human factors are matter. There is no point saying C is faster...
Great article on "Search" from back in '08 in Forbes. "Why Google Isn't Enough",
by Dan Woods. He's talking about "Enterprise Search": why in-house
Google-style search is really hard and often unsatisfying. Here's the cool...
I think everybody will agree that writing modular applications and modularity in general is a good thing.
But how does support for modularity look like, both from the Java and
Scala languages and various Java/Scala frameworks? There’s a lot of
Celebrating it's first year in operation, the London Software Craftsmanship Community is a great example of how developers are taking their work seriously, and showing that our industry is maturing at a healthy pace. I met with Sandro Mancuso, co-founder of...
A new feature in Java 7 provides a MethodHandle which "is a typed,
directly executable reference to an underlying method, constructor,
field, or similar low-level operation, with optional transformations of
arguments or return values"
I created a small project that I wanted to host somewhere for free.
Amazon free tier or Google App Engine? I already have experience with
AWS, so I decided to try GAE. It is completely different, of course. And
it didn’t start quite well, with some...