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Craig Wickesser10/13/09
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Book Review - Spring in Practice

The authors are targeting developers using the Spring Framework who want to learn more about certain topics, developers who want to catch up with some of the new features in Spring 3, or developers...

Ola Bini10/13/09
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Plan to Write Big Software - and You Have Already Lost

This idea came to me as a tweet, but was way too long for a tweet. As it turns out, it’s also something I’ve been saying a lot lately, since it’s the answer to one of the very common arguments against dynamic languages.

Ibrahim Levent10/13/09
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Application Clustering For Scalability and High Availability

Application clustering is a sub-topic of “Parallel Computing”. Today many types of software support parallel computing in some form. Why do we need parallel, clustered applications? For 2 reasons; scalability and high availability. Does every application...

Mitch Pronschinske10/12/09
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Flash on iPhone: Adobe Clears a Hurdle, But More Remain

Mobile devices by Palm, Microsoft, Google, and Symbian were all indicated as recipients of an upcoming beta of Flash Player 10.1 at last week's Adobe MAX conference.  It was also announced that the Flash Player was coming to Blackberry.  However, Apple's...

Matt Raible10/12/09
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The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler

Today I'm attending Developer Day in Boulder, Colorado. The opening keynote was done by Chad Fowler and below are my notes from his talk.

John Ferguson Smart10/12/09
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For a Fistful of Dollars: Quantifying the Benefits of TDD

According to a recent scientific study, using TDD increases development (coding) time by 15-30%, but results in 40-90% fewer defects. This study was done with 4 different development teams, from IBM (1 team) and Microsoft (3 teams), whose...

Anthony Goubard10/12/09
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New Color Chooser in JDK 7

Many changes in Swing will appear in JDK 7 including a new date chooser. I've recently noticed that the JColorChooser has also improved in JDK 7 adding new ways to select the color and adding support for transparency. I'm quite please with it as for my photo...

Felipe Gaúcho10/10/09
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Java EE Continuous Integration Powered by Maven & Glassfish

Can you compile, deploy and test your Java EE projects with just 1 line of command? Check it out. I have no time for documentations lately, but I prefer to give you a chance to early adopt my build script and take your own conclusions. Following the steps...

Mitch Pronschinske10/09/09
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Jetty Gains on Tomcat: New Version 7.0

The open source Java Application server, Jetty, has released its 7.0 version this week and continues to grow in usage.  2009 has been an eventful year for WebTide, the makers of Jetty.  In March, Jetty joined the Eclipse project and in September, WebTide...

Fabrizio Giudici10/09/09
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Interview with Sven Reimers: Winner of Duke Award 2009

Well, sometimes (sometimes?) it happens that I'm just a moron. I followed the latest JavaOne from home, because of personal troubles, and tried to participate as I could by blogging and commenting what I was able to hear from the public keynotes. I was also...

Carol Mcdonald10/09/09
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OWASP Top 10 number 3: Malicious File Execution

The Top 10 Web Application security vulnerabilities Number 3 in the Top 10 most critical web application security vulnerabilities identified by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is...

Mitch Pronschinske10/08/09
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JavaOne: Is the Party Over?

Since 1996, JavaOne has been the main event in the Java developer community.  If the rumors we've read recently in "The Register" are true (and you should take them with a grain of salt), developers have seen the last of JavaOne.  The Register...

Lyndsey Clevesy10/08/09
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Danube's Michael James on Scrum Adoption

Scrum is beginning to emerge as an increasingly popular choice for organizations seeking to improve software quality, decrease time-to-market, and stay...

Tinu Awopetu10/08/09
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NetBeans IDE 6.8 Milestone 2 Now Available for Download!

The NetBeans team is pleased to announce the availability of NetBeans IDE 6.8 Milestone 2. Download NetBeans IDE 6.8 Milestone 2 Release Highlights include:

Anees Ur-rehman10/08/09
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Swing JComponent Validation with JGoodies Bindings Framework

For Validating the JComponents i.e JTextField, JTextArea etc. there are many validation libraries available. Being software engineers, we use different libraries for binding and different libraries for validation. Many of us use JGoodies binding framework for...