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Mitch Pronschinske11/19/09
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Update on Closures Coming to Java 7

It was announced yesterday that closures would be added to JDK 7.  Mark Reinhold made the announcement at the Devoxx conference.  Before today, Sun could not reach a consensus on the inclusion of closures in JDK 7.  Three proposals for closures were...

Matthew Schmidt11/19/09
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Java Scheduling Gets a Shot in the Arm, Courtesy of Terracotta

Terracotta continues its open source project acquisition tear today, bringing the the Quartz Scheduler project into it's fold.  This latest move follows the acquisition of the EhCache project back in August.  According to Terracotta, the acquisition of...

Geertjan Wielenga11/19/09
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Devoxx Day 3: Conference Day 2

Tried to attend a few sessions today, at Devoxx 2009 in Antwerp, Belgium, that I wouldn't normally have done, i.e., sessions that didn't necessarily grab my initial interest. If you only attend sessions that appeal to you, you're potentially missing out on...

Solomon Duskis11/19/09
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Getting REST Right in Spring 3.0

I've been working on getting a REST + Hibernate application using the goodies found in Spring 3.0 for my upcoming book - Spring Persistence with Hibernate.

German Viscuso11/19/09
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Essential JavaFX

When I first laid my hands on 'Essential JavaFX' I thought that it was a big plus for newbies that the book assumes the reader has a basic knowledge on programming but does not require you...

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/19

It was announced this morning that closures would be added to JDK 7.  Mark Reinhold made the announcement at the Devoxx conference.  Before today, Sun could not reach a consensus on the inclusion of closures in JDK 7.  Three proposals for closures were...

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/09
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CTO Ari Zilka Says Terracotta is Fast

Terracotta is having a defining year in 2009.  Their Hibernate and EHcache products provide innovative methods for object-relational mapping and distributed caching.  The Terracotta 3.1.1 server is already extremely fast, but Terracotta is trying to make it...

Geertjan Wielenga11/18/09
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Devoxx Day 3: Conference Day 1

The conference proper started today. Up until now, there had been a lot of very long sessions, lasting 3 hours or so, i.e., university sessions. Now, not only did the sessions become shorter (i.e., more presentation-like and less lecture-like), but several...

Fabrizio Giudici11/18/09
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Thoughts About Versioning, Specifically "SNAPSHOTS"

As I converted to Maven, I started using its convention for naming versions, namely the idea of differentiating official releases from snapshot builds - the latter ones being tagged with labels such as 1.4.5-SNAPSHOT.One of the advantages you get is that the...

Len DiMaggio11/18/09
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From ESB to BPEL - Continuing with the RiftSaw-JBossESB Integration

In the previous post to this blog, we looked at orchestrating JBossESB services from a RiftSaw BPEL process. In this post, we'll look at the other side of the RiftSaw-JBossESB integration; invoking a RiftSaw BPEL process from an ESB service.Invoking a RiftSaw...

James Sugrue11/18/09
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When to Choose Spring with Willie Wheeler

DZone recently caught up with Willie Wheeler, author of Spring in Practice (Manning) and long time Java consultant.  In this interview, Willie provides an overview of the Spring portfolio of projects, including the Spring Framework and provides some guidance...

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/18

Microsoft released version 4.0 of its .Net Micro framework under the Apache 2.0 licence.  That's right, the .Net Micro development framework is now open source.  The TCP/IP stack and cryptography stack are still closed, however, because a third-party owns...

Geertjan Wielenga11/17/09
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Devoxx Day 2: University Day 2

Day 1 of Devoxx 2009 was inevitably followed by Day 2, today. Mostly, I spent the day preparing for my "Tools in Action" talk with Anton Epple, about his project (available on Kenai) that makes the Lookup class (which is, basically, a beefed up JDK...

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Transfer Obejcts vs Business Objects - Which Approach Works Best?

I would like to get the community's feedback on a common technical discussion about what is the best approach, Transfer objects or Business objects (JPA entities) across the tiers. I don't believe there's a golden rule. It depends on the use case, the...

James Sugrue11/17/09
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The Benefits of Testable Code

One of the most beneficial approaches that you can take in software development is to follow a test driven development approach. While we all understand why it's a good thing, it's often left slide in favour of adding functionality to reach deadline, or just...