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Pavel Rozenblioum07/20/10
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The Art of Unit Testing in Java - review

I recently had the opportunity to read the first few chapters of “The Art of Unit Testing in Java” by Roy Osherove and Lasse Koskela. What follows is a review of those chapters. The book is...

Daniel Rubio07/20/10
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Optimizing JPA Performance: An EclipseLink, Hibernate, and OpenJPA Comparison

'Impedance mismatch'. No two words encompass the troubles, headaches and quirks most developers face when attempting to link applications to relational databases (RDBMS). But lets face it, object orientated designs aren't going away anytime soon from...

Mitch Pronschinske07/20/10
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Life is Too Short to Parse Command Line Parameters

Recently, DZone MVB Cedric Beust unveiled JCommander, a tool he developed that takes away the manual labor of command line parsing.  Just six days after posting his announcement for JCommander 1.0, he's already got an expanded 1.1 version out.  New...

Renaun Erickson07/20/10
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Tutorial: Transitioning an Application from Flex 3 to Flex 4

Adobe Flex 4 provides a lot of new features including a component architecture, CSS improvements, MX backward compatibility, new state mechanisms, and a new graphic markup language called FXG. Along with the Flex 4 SDK, Adobe Flash Builder 4 has improvements...

James Sugrue07/20/10
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What Is The Most Popular Source Control System?

Today I want to find out what the most popular source control system is. There's a lot of choice out there, from traditional options like CVS, to distributed offerings like Git and Mercurial. I'd also like to hear some...

Cal Evans07/20/10
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An entirely unscientific look at why people attend conferences.

Dear Reader,Those of you who follow me on twitter (@calevans) know that recently I asked for opinions on conference attendance. I’ve collected what I learned in this blog post.

Mohammed Khan07/20/10
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Spring Roo Impressions

At Esberi, we widely used Spring MVC and other products from the SpringSource stable, to build enterprise web applications. Been an RIA consulting company by nature and heavily working on the Flex front-ends, Spring-BlazeDS Integration always comes handy,...

Giorgio Sironi07/20/10
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JSP are more than templates

The concept of Java Server Pages is simple: submerge Java code and some special directives into an HTML page to add dynamic capabilities to it. Obviously, this process can go out of hand when complex logic scatters into an untestable JSP, with operations like...

Baptiste Wicht07/20/10
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Play Framework – The Template Engine

In my previous post about the Play Framework, we've seen how to install Play and create a first simple application. In this post, we’ll see how to customize the views and use the template engine of the framework to easily create web pages.

Alex Ruiz07/20/10
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OutOfMemoryError in Eclipse with JDK 1.6.0_21, on Windows

This past weekend I spent a good amount of time trying to solve an OutOfMemoryError that made Eclipse crash every 5 minutes.

Jay Fields07/20/10
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Clojure: Composing Functions

Before Clojure, I had never used a Functional Programming language. My experience has primarily been in C#, Ruby, & Java. So, learning how to use Clojure effectively has been a fun and eye-opening experience.I've noticed a few things:

Dan Dyer07/20/10
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Building Two Versions of the Same Android App

There are good reasons to want to build two versions of the same Android application. The most common scenario is to produce a free demo/reduced-functionality version of a non-free app. You could achieve this by maintaining two separate source trees but...

German Viscuso07/19/10
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Real Android apps leveraging db4o persistence engine (Part 1)

This the first delivery in a series of articles targeted at showing developers how db4o (an open source database that leverages today's object-oriented languages, systems, and mindset) is being used in several Android projects to avoid all the pitfalls...

Mitch Pronschinske07/19/10
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OpenStack: One Giant Leap for Cloud Computing

Today Rackspace launched what might be the most significant step for open source cloud computing thus far.  The new project, dubbed "OpenStack", is an open source cloud platform that will soon contain the source code behind RackSpace's cloud...

Mitch Pronschinske07/19/10
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Spring AMQP - Simplifying Messaging App Development

SpringSource released its first milestone for Spring AMQP 1.0 over the weekend.  If you are familiar with Spring JMS support, Spring AMQP 1.0 should be easy to pick up, and the migration difficulties are almost non-existent.  Spring AMQP facilitates...