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Wille Faler12/20/10
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Will a Two Tier Market For Developers Emerge As a Result of Scala & Clojure?

Two years after my initial encounter with Scala, I’m just now starting to delve deeper into the functional aspects of Scala and the type system of the language. As I’ve done this, I’ve had multiple “aha!” moments, where I realise that the...

James Sugrue12/20/10
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Java: Nothing Without The Community

In The Deal, Stephen Colebourne paints a very accurate picture of how the interaction between Java and it's community works.  The owner of Java makes a large investment. The community makes it relevant. By "owner of Java", I mean Sun,...

Cedric Beust12/20/10
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Developing in the Meta

Working on “fundamental” software comes with its own set of challenges, and since a few people have asked me about it, I thought I’d share a few war stories about my experience with working on TestNG.

Vineet Manohar12/20/10
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JBoss Tools Bug: SeamListener not Found

If you use JBoss Tools Plugin for Eclipse to deploy apps to JBoss 5.1 container and get a “SeamListener not found”, this post provides a simple workaround. I deployed a webapp to JBoss 5.1 container from Eclipse using JBoss Tools plugin. The app failed...

Tim O'brien12/20/10
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Infrastructure Anti-pattern: Death by a Thousand Passwords

I’ve had the opportunity to see many development environments: from the mature organization with tens of thousands of developers that can afford to spend millions on dedicated infrastructure teams, to the three person start-up lacking something as simple...

Ankur Kumar12/19/10
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In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) for Linear Horizontal Scalability & Extreme Transaction Processing (XTP)

IMDG products offers the capability to handle transactions in-memory (so faster) & facilitates creating a data grid (so linear scalability) for managing extreme processing (XTP) needs. There are both commercial & open-source products available in...

Reginaldo L. Ru...12/18/10
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How to Solve "Integer cannot be cast to Long" Problem on Spring Roo

I'm a newbie to Spring Roo and while trying to create an application using Spring  Roo and Vaadin, I suddenly started getting the following message from Spring Roo Shell:java.lang.Integer cannot be cast to java.lang.Long And all my Spring Roo environment...

Avi Yehuda12/17/10
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Freeware for generating UMLs

I was looking for a simple freeware for generating UMLs and class diagrams spesifclly. Here is some of the better ones I have found: ArgoUML open source UML modeling tool.

Manik Surtani12/17/10
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Infinispan: Maven Archetypes

To help you jump-start a new project using Infinispan, we now have Maven Archetypes you can use.  If you don't know what a Maven Archetype is, you should read this article which explains archetypes in more detail.  Of course, this assumes that you are...

Howard Lewis Ship12/17/10
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Announcing Tapestry 5.2

I'm very proud to announce that the next major release of Tapestry, release 5.2, is now available as Tapestry version 5.2.4.

David Bernstein12/16/10
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Under-Design and Over-Design

One of the biggest challenges I’ve had in my career as a developer was over-design. I used to just dive in and code on projects but soon afterwords I would end up stuck. To compensate I would spend a lot of time in the design phase only to discover later...

Wayne Beaton12/16/10
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WindowBuilder and CodePro Profiler are Coming to Eclipse

A few minutes ago, I posted two exciting new project proposals.

Axel Rauschmayer12/16/10
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Why the New JavaFX Makes Sense

Thankfully, Oracle recently changed course and turned JavaFX from a dedicated language and a library to just a Java library (with some really cool stuff). I welcomed the change and thought it was for the better, but my opinion could not be called informed,...

James Sugrue12/15/10
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Making A Good Thing Even Better: Google Open Source WindowBuilder and CodePro Profiler

Back in September, when Google announced they were to make the Instantiations tool suite free for all, I thought things couldn't get better than this for Java developers. Well I was wrong, today Google trumped that announcement with their latest plan to open...