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Bill Bejeck11/19/11
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Google Guava – Synchronization with Monitor

The Google Guava project is a collection of libraries that every Java developer should become familiar with. The Guava libraries cover I/O, collections, string manipulation, and concurrency just to name a few. In this post I am going to cover the...

David Pell11/19/11
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Acquire Content and Feed it to Search Technologies with ManifoldCF

ManifoldCF is an interesting project currently warming up in Apache's incubation stage, and it was the subject of a presentation at ApacheCon NA 2011. Don't know what ManifoldCF is? Think of search technologies like Solr. Now imagine you're working at...

David Pell11/19/11
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Conconcting a Versatile Application Server for the Cloud

In a large glass bowl combine one part application server, one part Java Web services server and one part ESB, mix well, bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees and voila, you've got yourself a scalable, elastic, multi-tenant application server.  Does it run on...

Daniel Doubrovkine11/18/11
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Don’t Use MongoDB?

“Little children, don’t go play in Africa … giant crocodiles are waiting to eat you!” – a popular Russian song. http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=FD3xe6Jt Me? I am camping in the jungle, betting my lunch on MongoDB!

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/11
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Beyond the Node: Arkestration with Noah

No longer can we treat our infrastucture as a mass of isolated systems. Complex dependencies exist between components and we find node-centric tools...

Martin Fowler11/18/11
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Martin Fowler: Specification By Example

I was attending a workshop at XP/Agile Universe in 2002 when the phrase 'Specification By Example' struck me as a way to describe one of roles of testing in XP. This is a 2011 Retread of post orginally made on 18 Mar 2004 

Lorna Mitchell11/18/11
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Simple CRUD with MongoDB

When I meet a new technology, I like to experience it "just as it comes". I'm happy at the command line and I like to type actual commands and see man pages before I use any wrappers or helper tools. So when I met MongoDB for the first time, I...

Craig Flichel11/18/11
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Java 7 – Project Coin Feature Overview

We discussed previously everything that didn’t make it into Java 7 and then reviewed the useful Fork/Join Framework that did make it in. Today’s post will take us through each of the Project Coin features – a collection of small language enhancements...

Thomas Ferris N...11/18/11
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Some thoughts on Git vs complexity

I originally wrote this in the Git For Human Beings mailing list. The thoughts are stolen from Rich Hickey's Simple Made Easy talk. (Matthew McCullough commented the same parallel the same day, but I think his timestamp was a few hours afterwards).

Nirav Assar11/18/11
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Pragmatic Thinking: Novice vs Expert

Recently I started reading Andy Hunt's fine book "Pragmatic Thinking And Learning." Hunt is notorious for writing books which offer practical, insightful advice in which developers can apply to their work on a daily basis.  His most famous book...

Lukas Eder11/18/11
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jOOQ-meta. A “hard-core SQL” proof of concept

jOOQ-meta is more than just meta data navigation for your database schema. It is also a proof of concept for the more complex jOOQ queries. It is easy for you users to believe that the simple vanilla queries of this form will work:

David Pell11/18/11
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Getting Started with Apache Solr

You've probably heard of Solr, the fast, open source search server (say that ten times fast!) on the Lucene Java search library.  But if you haven't had a chance to set it up and tinker with it, do yourself a favor and check out the Solr presentation from...

David Pell11/18/11
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Solr Power FTW: Powering NoSQL the World Over

Pop quiz!  Can you answer the following questions off the top of your head?  If so, stop reading after the questions and show off your Solr sagacity and your NoSQL...ninjacity...in the combox.  Right, so here are the questions:

Mitch Pronschinske11/17/11
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Stick a MongoDB on that OpenShift Cloud

Now that the latest release of OpenShift Flex has a much simpler method for running a NoSQL server, we're going to look at a tutorial by Mark Atwood that takes you through the simplified process of setting up MongoDB on OpenShift Flex.OpenShift Flex is a...