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Markus Eisele09/15/11
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The Heroes of Java: Marcus Lagergren

The first part in my recent interview series: "The Heroes of Java". Marcus Lagergren

Gareth Rushgrove09/15/11
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Rundeck And Nagios Nrpe Checks

I’ve been playing with Rundeck recently. For those that haven’t seen it yet it’s an application for running commands across a cluster of machines and recording the results. It has both a command line client and a very rich web interface which boths...

Rafał Kuć09/15/11
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Lucene and Solr 3.4

Today, we can enjoy another version of Lucene and Solr – release numbered 3.4. In the newest version there are a few functionalities worth looking at. Changes:

Juhani Lehtimaki09/15/11
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Dos and don'ts of first use experience

With the massive numbers of Android apps in the market it is highly likely that every app has at least two to three directly competing apps. In that situation first impression might be the only chance for an app to convince users that it is the app they...

Sean Hull09/15/11
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EC2 Interview – AWS Interview – Cloud Interview – 8 Questions

If you're looking for a cloud expert, specifically someone who knows Amazon Web Services and EC2, you'll want to have a battery of questions to ask them to assess their knowledge.  As with any technical interview focus on concepts and big picture.  As...

Victor Savkin09/14/11
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How to Build a Data-Warehouse in 4 weeks, Part 2

I’ve talked about the first 2 steps you need to take to build your own data warehouse (Read: How to Build a Data-Warehouse in 4 weeks, Part 1). Choosing the architecture and the DBMS are the first things that need to be done. So far we have the idea of...

Max Katz09/14/11
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How To Build a Mobile App in 5 Minutes

In this video you can see how to build a Twitter search mobile app in just about 5 minutes using Tiggr. It’s that fast. I think these videos being short are pretty helpful, so I will be adding more soon. From...

Jelle Victoor09/14/11
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Java EE6 in the Cloud – Getting started with Red Hat Openshift

For a while now I’ve been looking into ‘the cloud’. Looking into its features, what it can do, why we should switch to ‘ the cloud’, going to talks, talking to people like @maartenballiauw, who is a cloud specialist at RealDolmen. I’ve already...

Jakub Holý09/14/11
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DRY: Use JUnit @Rule Instead of Repeating Setup/@Before in Each Test

I was for a long time unhappy that DbUnit Express users have to create a @Before method in each test just to get the test database initialized.

Mark Needham09/14/11
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Pair Programming: The disadvantages of 100% pairing

I’ve written a lot of blog posts in the past about pair programming and the advantages that I’ve seen from using this technique but lately I find myself increasingly frustrated at the need to pair 100% of the time which happens on most teams I work on.

Patrick Debois09/14/11
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Why Vagrant is Cool (Video)

I make it no secret. I simply love vagrant. Why?

Bill Bejeck09/14/11
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Binary Search Tree – Programming Praxis solution

Earlier this year I was influenced by two things that got me to re-think what I work on in my free time. The first was this podcast from Software Engineering Radio with “Uncle Bob” Bob Martin on software craftsmanship. The second was a blog on the...

James Sugrue09/14/11
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Chronon 2.0: Pushing the Boundaries of Logging

Since Chronon Systems unveiled their time travelling debugger concept, I've been inspired by the innovations that the team are bringing to Java developers everywhere. The latest offering from Chronon will make you rethink logging, and could have a huge...

Axel Rauschmayer09/14/11
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Google’s Alex Russell on JavaScript versus Dart

Its good to see that not everyone at Google thinks that JavaScript “not viable in the long term” [1]. Quoting the highlights of a blog post by Alex Russell [via @MunichJS]: There’s very little public information yet about Dart (nee, Dash), and as...

Bozhidar Bozhanov09/13/11
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How to Map Dates with Hibernate – Use joda-time

This is always a question – how to map temporal data in our hibernate entities – whether to use java.util.Date, java.util.Calendar or simply long. The correct answer is: neither of these. Use joda-time – the de-facto Java datetime API. Using it...