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Nitin Bharti08/24/10
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Flex on Grails

In this article, excerpted from "Flex on Java," (Manning, Sept 2010) authors Bernerd Allmon and Jeremy Anderson show you how to rapidly prototype data-enabled Flex applications using Groovy and Grails in combination with the Flex plugin for Grails....

Jon Davis08/24/10
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I Don’t Much Get Go

When Google announced their new Go programming language, I was quite excited and happy. Yay, another language to fix all the world’s problems! No more suckage! Suckage sucks! Give me a good language that doesn’t suffer suckage, so that my daily routine...

James Sugrue08/24/10
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Customizing Eclipse: Setting Up Shortcuts

If you're using Eclipse as your IDE every day, you've probably got certain tasks that you do regularly such as getting projects from version control or writing unit tests, as well as normal coding tasks. This tip shows how you can customize what shows up on...

Andy Gibson08/23/10
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Seam Faces makes JSF entity Converters a Breeze

One of the first Seam 3 Modules to appear is the Seam Faces module which provides additional functionality to JSF. While there aren’t many pain points left in JSF, one of the biggest is the issue of data converters for entity objects. This article will take...

Baptiste Wicht08/23/10
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Java Concurrency in Practice – Book Review

I used my holidays to concentrate on the reading of my latest book : Java Concurrency in Practice by Brian Goetz (with Tim Peierls, Joshua Bloch, Joseph Bowbeer, David Holmes and Doug Lea). This book is, in my point of view, the reference for the...

Matt Stine08/23/10
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Waste #2: Extra Features

Welcome to episode three 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...

Mitch Pronschinske08/23/10
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Poll: Still Going to JavaOne?

For fear of being too sensationalist or sounding biased, I didn't use the 'B-Word' in my headline, but I'll say it now: Is anyone planning to boycott JavaOne because of recent events?  That's the sentiment that I wanted...

Zviki Cohen08/23/10
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People are willing to work for less

Last week, I wrote a post about my experience with oDesk. The purpose of the post was to share my experience, so other entrepreneurs can learn from it, and provide feedback to oDesk and contractors in general. While some people found the value, I got...

James Sugrue08/23/10
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Getting Started With UML Refcard: A Desktop Reference for Software Design

DZone just released my latest refcard today, which aims to provide developers with a useful desktop reference to UML.  I think that UML is a topic that fits very neatly into the Refcard series.

Jakub Holý08/23/10
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My Path to SCEA 5

I’d like to share my experiences with the Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 (SCEA 5) certification. There was a couple of unclear things regarding the assignment and its deliverables and I’ve learned some...

Ryan Sukale08/23/10
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The Observer Pattern

In today's post, I am going to discuss about the observer pattern. This is one of the most widely used patterns in J2EE applications. I say this because of the inherent simplicity of this pattern and the the fact that it is highly possible that you are...

Mark Needham08/23/10
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Ultimate Configurability

In Continuous Delivery the authors talk about the danger of ultimate configurability… Configurable software is not always the cheaper solution it appears to be. It’s almost always better to focus on delivering the high-value functionality with little...

James Sugrue08/21/10
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One Keynote You Won't Want To Miss

Wondering about the state of Java since Oracle's lawsuit against Google? Want to see where Oracle are going to steer Java? Well, on Monday Sept 20th, you'll probably get a better idea when Larry Ellison takes to the JavaOne stage with his keynote about...

Matt Stine08/20/10
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Waste #1: Partially Done Work

Welcome to episode two 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...