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Jakub Holý12/24/10
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Ivy resolves downloads but ignores some artifacts (though not modules)

I’ve had a strange issue with Apache Ivy‘s resolve task – it resolved and downloaded all my dependencies but didn’t put some of them to the classpath (via ivy:cachepath) and certainly wouldn’t copy them either (via ivy:retrieve). An indicia was...

James Sugrue12/23/10
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Open Source: Not Everyone Is A Winner

Like most Java developers, I wouldn't have gotten very far without the help of open source software. The variety of tools and frameworks available is an important factor for the success of the industry. However, the amount of tools that move to an open source...

Mark Needham12/23/10
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Communication When It's Not Going Your Way

I've been reading some of the articles written about the disruption caused by the snow across Europe and I found one quote in The Daily Telegraph by Phillip Hammond particularly interesting "I think whilst people are obviously deeply upset about the...

Mitch Pronschinske12/23/10
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Streaming into Solr: Nearly Real Time Indexing and Search of Log Data

Presented by Jon Gifford, Co-Founder, LogglyAbstract: This talk will describe a streaming Log file search system based on Solr, that indexes data in...

Giorgio Sironi12/23/10
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What cooking can teach to a software developer

Let's start with question which does not really matter for software development: how much flour should I put in my pastries?The complex answer is that it should be just enough for making them stiff and not squashing down, and also increase in size in the...

Bhaskar Sunkara12/22/10
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Three Common Application Performance Challenges for Developers

Java is a great language. It manages memory for you, teaches us about object-oriented programming, and makes us better coders as we use it. Plus, it really is a ‘write once, run anywhere’ language. Nonetheless, Java applications can run into a few...

James Sugrue12/22/10
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JavaEE Developer Survey Results From ZeroTurnaround

ZeroTurnaround have published the latest version of their developer survey, from a total of 1027 participants. Here are some of the highlights from the resuts of the survey. I always thought that by still using Ant, I was in the minority, with most people...

Mark Needham12/22/10
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Bugs: Prioritising by Bucket

At a lot of organisations that I've worked there is a tendency to prioritise bugs by a priority bucket. We might therefore have priority buckets 1-4 where the bucket number indicates how important the bug is to fix and then any buckets ranked below 4 would...

Gilbert Herschberger12/22/10
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Running HTTPPreview on Port 8000

As you may know, Tomcat listens to port 8080 by default. And so does HTTPPreview and J2EEPreview. So how do you run HTTPPreview and Tomcat at the same time?

Wayne Adams12/22/10
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Java SE Endpoints and Providers

Recently I had a repeat of a problem I was unable to solve the first time I encountered it.

Cedric Beust12/21/10
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Rooting for the dream

MG Siegler’s posts on Techcrunch are the running joke of the blogosphere, but for some reason, his latest article just prompted me to react. And that quickly changed to $199 phones subsidized by carriers. In other words, nothing changed.

Michael Norton12/21/10
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What are you rewarding? - We don't pay bonuses

It is nearing the end of the year and we at LeanDog are wrapping up our fiscal year. We're looking at the potential tax benefits of spending some of our reserve and we're mulling over other ideas related to the spend of money. We are not, however,...

Dele Sikuade12/21/10
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Project Managers: The Enemy Within?

They huddle in a corner, hunched over the Gantt chart you just handed out, muttering darkly.  Only the occasional, quick glance in your direction betrays that you are the subject of their reproach.  You sigh and for a moment are tempted to bat for your...

Avi Yehuda12/21/10
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Android – Multithreading in a UI environment

Why do we need multithreading in Android applications? Let’s say you want to do a very long operation when the user pushes a button. If you are not using another thread, it will look something like...

James Sugrue12/21/10
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What Are the Next Big Things In Open Source?

Last week, SDTimes compiled a list of the five next big things in open source. I'd like to hear what you think are the open source technologies to watch in 2011.