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Andy Gibson09/22/10
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CDI Conversations Part 2

This article will look at using the Conversation scope defined in JSR 299 (Java Contexts and Dependency Injection), and released as part of Java EE 6. For now, we’ll stick to non-data driven examples as we explore the ins and outs of the Conversation...

Mitch Pronschinske09/21/10
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eXo Platform 3.0 Unleashed at JavaOne

It wouldn't be JavaOne without a slew of Java-related announcements.  One of many interesting open source project announcements was the release of eXo Platform 3.0, which includes social application development tools and the GateIn portal framework.  The...

Giorgio Sironi09/21/10
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Why a Pomodoro helps you getting in the zone

A Frequently Asked Question about the Pomodoro Technique is the following:When I enter the zone, I get really focused and efficient: I can code a Unix implementation from scratch if you then leave me at the keyboard for a while. I don't want to be...

Mitch Pronschinske09/21/10
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JavaOne Review: Is Google Missed?

This year's JavaOne is missing at least six sessions due to the Google's boycott of the Oracle conference. Attendees won't get to see the presentation by Joshua Bloch, the well-known author of "Effective Java",  and they will also miss out on some...

Shekhar Gulati09/21/10
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CheckThread - A Static Analysis Tool For Catching Java Concurrency Bugs

A few days back, I was browsing the web and found an interesting open source framework called Che

James Sugrue09/21/10
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JavaFX Rebooted: The Roadmap For Oracle's Alternative Approach

The big news at JavaOne so far has been the decision to ditch JavaFX Script and use a Java API for creating JavaFX applications instead. The big advantage of this is that JavaFX will be embeddable into Swing through it's embeddable web browser component,...

adam bien09/21/10
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JavaOne Day 0-1: GlassFish, NetBeans, Java FX: Short Summary

Good sessions, no marketing so far.JavaOne Keynote was surprising (with a "bit" of Intel marketing): Glassfish and NetBeans (Roadmaps) were presented by Oracle guys (not former Sun employees).

Jakub Holý09/21/10
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The Power of Batching or Speeding JDBC by 100

We all know that one coarse-grained operation is more efficient than a number of fine-grained ones when communicating over the network boundary but until recently I haven’t realized how big that difference may be. While performing a simple query...

Baptiste Wicht09/21/10
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JDK 7 Features Updated ! Plan B has Apparently Been Approved

I was presenting the Plan B of JDK 7 the last week and apparently, this plan has been approved. The JDK 7 Features page has been updated on the site of Oracle.So here is the (definitive?) list of features for JDK 7 :

Nicolas Frankel09/21/10
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Automate Your Integration Tests

Software testing traditionally has been separated between unit testing – testing classes in isolation – and integration testing – testing across all layers. Whereas unit testing is the domain of developers, integration testing is the domain of...

Mitch Pronschinske09/20/10
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Oracle to Discontinue JavaFX Script; Will Use Java API

After a short three-year run, the scripting language behind JavaFX was declared dead today at JavaOne.  Starting with JavaFX 2.0, which is due out in 2011 (in 7-10 months), the unique RIA framework will use the Java API in place of the doomed JavaFX...

Matt Stine09/20/10
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Waste #7: Defects

Welcome to the final episode of our series "The Seven Wastes of Software Development." In episode one, we introduced the concept of eliminating waste from our software development efforts. Waste elimination can be traced all the way back to the the...

Cal Evans09/20/10
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Man up! (A developer’s responsibility to their team)

Dear Reader, Regular readers know that if I have to answer a question more than once, I usually blog the answer so that I don’t have to answer it anymore. This is one of those posts. Also, I do apologize in advance to my female coder friends, the title...

Hossam Sadik09/20/10
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JasperReports 3.6 Development Cookbook

     Two years ago I wrote a series of quick start articles here at dzone that introduce java reports development through one of the most popular open source library JasperReports. Back...

Adam Leggett09/20/10
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Getting Started with Subversion or Git

A guest post by Mark Bathie, CTO of Codesion – a provider of version control hosting in the cloud. For most software developers the question is not whether you should use version control, rather, what version control tool you should use. The most widely...