We are all looking forward to the new NetBeans 7.0 release which should
come out in a few weeks. And the more excitement grows the more people
start asking questions about if it's suitable for enterprise development
Prolog is the 3rd language covered in Bruce Tate's Seven Languages in Seven Weeks,
and is a declarative, rather than imperative, language. Prolog is not
new, of course (1972), but I have to admit this is the first time I've
taken a look at it.
Are you enough with java.util.Date and Calendar? Is relatively hard to
use and does not satisfy your “hunger” for time control? If the answer
is “yes”, then it is time to take a closer look to JSR 310 which is a
set of classes for Java 7 which are...
Hi, how you doing? Your day going okay? Cool. I'm not looking to
fight you. It got a little heated on Twitter. I know our community is
passionate; sometimes that "passion" becomes "an angry mob of flame warriors."
You think bad...
The other day, Michael Coté asked me where Apache Lucene and Solr fit in with the NoSQL movement (having heard about the Guardian’s
use of Solr), to which I replied: I haven’t used SQL in any
significant way since I started using Lucene in 2004 (and...
Found a neat open source tool for building Solr clusters on Google Code today. The Anuenue wrapper is a pretty young project, but the documentation is coming together nicely. They just added a robust configuration guide to complement their Quick Start...
Typically, it was about a week’s planning before I got to
attend the IndicThreads conference.
I didn’t know that the conference was taking place on Friday until I got
an invite by Harshad Oak through LinkedIn. I took permission from my authorities at...
Now here is a definition of “NoSQL” that I can agree with:
A very interesting write-up with one little oversight: you’re wrong.
I am part of a large program to write a NoSQL database for military
applications. It’s not a backlash against paying...
Below you will find a Android example of how to access and display images that are stored on your SD card.
I wrote part 2 for
this article, where images are loaded in the background using
an asynchronous task. It is an improvement over this article,...
Google has just released App Engine 1.4.3 with additions to both the Python and Java runtimes. Python gets the inclusion of a test library and an experimental Prospective Search API. Java gets support concurrent requests and Remote API and Deferred API. Both...
This post is just a discovery point of a great tool named
AppDynamics, therefore major content is taken from the official site.
AppDynamics does not reinvent the wheel, but it brings some cool stuff
into application performance management solutions. First,...
Quite a significant milestone today – The change request to switch on
Java 7′s MethodHandle and invokedynamic features by default is in. Once
this propagates into the OpenJDK repositories, we will see one of the
largest features of Java 7 finally land...
In functional programming, Map and Fold are two extremely useful
operators, and they belong to every functional language. If the Map and
Fold operators are so powerful and essential, how do you explain that we
can do our job using Java even though the Java...
As announced in my previous article I am starting a new project to provide an easy API to fill in POJOs with dummy data.
The goal of this article is to collect a first draft of requirements
for PODAM. Ok, so what's needed by a tool to fill POJOs with dummy...
Io is the 2nd language in Bruce Tate's Seven Languages in Seven Weeks.
Io is a prototyping language, where most of the mass exists in the
libraries. The syntax itself is refreshingly simple, and he is not
exaggerating to say you can grasp it in about 15...