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Mitch Pronschinske11/30/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/12/1

Still trying to figure out a productive use for Google Wave? Go see what the Seattle Times did. The newspaper set up a public Wave to gather information from the community about a suspected cop-killer's wereabouts. The Wave already has over 100 people...

Mitch Pronschinske11/30/09
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Is There a Lack of Advertising for JavaFX Capabilities?

Less than a year into its life, JavaFX is already being declared dead by some bloggers.  However, numerous books and conference talks tell a different story.  Max Katz, a Senior Systems Engineer at Exadel who works on the JavaFX Studio plugin for Eclipse,...

Mitch Pronschinske11/30/09
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The Coming of Java EE Extensions in JSR-299

Final approval voting for the Java Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE platform (aka JSR-299 and CDI) will finish today and the results will be published on December 10th.  Pete Muir, the project lead for the JSR-299 reference implementation,...

Mitch Pronschinske11/30/09
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Apache Mahout Tackles A.I.

Artificial intelligence is a term frequently associated with science fiction, not software development.  However, A.I. is becoming increasingly viable as a business tool.  In development, A.I. is more commonly referred to as "machine learning". ...

Alex Tkachman11/30/09
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Static Groovy and Concurrency: Type Inference in Action

My previous article on static compilation of Groovy describes the idea of combining the expressiveness of Groovy with static type-checking to achieve the improved performance needed for writing concurrent applications, as well as catching more errors at...

Geertjan Wielenga11/30/09
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Interview: Keeping Track of Deployed Artifacts Over Time

Marcel Offermans is a software architect at Luminis, a Dutch IT company made up of independent divisions with their own expertise. Marcel works for Luminis Technologies, the international technology and support division, where innovative open source based...

Lukas Krecan11/30/09
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Test Driven Web Service Client Development

This article is about test driven development of web service clients. Since we will be talking about unit tests, functional tests, test driven development and other test related topic, I'd like to clarify the terminology first.

Jean-Francois Arcand11/30/09
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Putting GlassFish v3 in Production: Essential Survival Guide

On December 10, GlassFish v3 GA will spread the world. As you are aware, the marketing vehicle for this release will be Java EE 6 and the fact that GlassFish is now a full OSGi runtime/container!!! Both are innovative technology, but they will not save your...

James Sugrue11/30/09
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Beautifying JavaFX Script From NetBeans Using AutoIt

NetBeans is the official IDE for JavaFX development. However, the latest v6.71 (or beta 6.8) of NetBeans is unable to beautify JavaFX Script (JfxScript) code as the “Format” option is not working (It just do nothing.  See Bug acknowledgement).  Editors...

John Ferguson Smart11/30/09
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Data-driven tests With JUnit 4 and Excel

One nice feature in JUnit 4 is that of Parameterized Tests, which let you do data-driven testing in JUnit with a minimum of fuss. It's easy enough, and very useful, to set up basic data-driven tests by defining your test data directly in your Java class. But...

Mitch Pronschinske11/30/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/30

Two anonymous sources "with knowledge of the matter" told Reuters that Oracle asked for a hearing with the European Commission, which will take place December 10th.  This could mean that Oracle finally plans to address the EU's concerns about MySQL...

Sebastien Arbogast11/29/09
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My Devoxx Discoveries of the Year

Every year, the main reason why I go to Devoxx is to discover new stuff. For me it’s all about technology watch. The internet and RSS feeds are my main tech watch instrument but there is one thing that is harder to get through RSS: feelings. Conferences...

Mark Needham11/28/09
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Writing a Java function in Clojure

A function that we had to write in Java on a project that I worked on recently needed to indicate whether there was a gap in a series of data points or not. If there were gaps at the beginning or end of the sequence then that was fine but gaps in the middle...

Mitch Pronschinske11/28/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/28

A new version of Apache Lucene, an open source search engine, was just released.  Version 3 of the Apache Lucene project is being called a "clean up release" by the project management committee chair, Grant Ingersoll.  The release removes all...

Daan van Etten11/27/09
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London Wicket Meetup: Wicket 1.5, WiQuery, Brix and more..

On November 21st the London Wicket meetup took place in “The Gallery” at the central London Foyles Bookshop. At the venue some well-known Wicket-related speakers made their entrance and held talks about Brix, Wicket 1.5, WiQuery, and how having a baby...