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Kirk Knoernschild12/16/09
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Architecture All the Way Down

In Turtles and Architecture, I talked about how important it is that we “architect all the way down”. It helps increase transparency and understanding between developers and architects by emphasizing a lot of the middle ground that noone ever seems to...

Nitin Bharti12/15/09
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Tech Chat: Mark Mandel on ColdFusion and Java Integration

DZone recently caught up with Mark Mandel, creator of JavaLoader, a library that facilitates ease of use, development and integration of Java within ColdFusion...

Ted Neward12/15/09
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"Agile is treating the symptoms, not the disease"

The above quote was tossed off by Billy Hollis at the patterns&practices Summit in Redmond. I passed the quote out to the Twitter masses, along with my +1, and predictably, the comments started coming in shortly thereafter. Rather than limit the thoughts...

James Sugrue12/15/09
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An Introduction to the Trident Animation Library

When it comes to creating impressive, animation-rich user interfaces on the desktop, Java developers aren't quite spoilt for choice. Sure, we have JavaFX, which gives use nice interfaces to work across a series of devices. But for those of us who are using...

Peter Karussell12/15/09
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I’m Too Stupid for Java Store

Finally I was approved for Sun’s Warehouse and the fun of uploading can begin! Sun made a nice job for the Java Store. It looks good although not ready (the gray bar at the right side is what?). See for yourself:

Dhananjay Nene12/15/09
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Post Conference Recap: The 4th Indicthreads.com Conference on Java Technology

The annual indicthreads.com java technology conference is Pune’s best and possibly one of India’s finest conferences on matters related to Java technologies. I looked forward to attending the same and was not disappointed a bit. The last one was held...

Vincent Partington12/15/09
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Middleware Integration Testing With JUnit, Maven and VMware : Part 2

Last week I wrote about the approach we use at XebiaLabs to test the integrations with the different middleware products our Java EE deployment automation product Deployit supports.

Mitch Pronschinske12/14/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/12/15

Sun Microsystems' stock value shot up today after months of decline.  The reason behind the 10% jump was a statement of commitments recently posted by Oracle.  In a nutshell, the statement says that Oracle will maintain MySQL and keep its APIs public upon...

Matt Stine12/14/09
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Author Interview: Dave Klein on Grails: A Quick Start Guide

I recently had the opportunity to interview Dave Klein, the author of DZone's Getting Started with Grails Refcard and Grails: A Quick-Start Guide for the Pragmatic Programmers, affectionately known in Twitter circles as "GQuick." You may have...

Mitch Pronschinske12/14/09
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SmartSVN 6.5: Differentiating Features

The Subversion (SVN) version control system, which will soon be under the Apache banner, has plenty of graphical clients available.  SVN clients are small, but important components in the software development cycle, and choosing the right one can be an...

Mitch Pronschinske12/14/09
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Oracle-Sun Deal Makes Headway

Today, as a result of "constructive discussions with the European Commission," Oracle released a statement of commitments to the customers, developers, and users of MySQL.  The statement addressed some major concerns held by the EU and MySQL...

Geertjan Wielenga12/14/09
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How to Create a Web Service Client with Groovy and NetBeans Platform 6.8

In this article you will learn how to leverage the best of Groovy together with the best of the NetBeans Platform. Groovy will be used to access a Shakespeare quotation web service and parse its payload. The NetBeans Platform will be used to create a modular...

Hamlet D'Arcy12/14/09
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Java 5 + GPars: Throttling Action Processing

An interesting question came up on the GPars mailing list today: In a system that generates events, what is the best way to throttle back event processing to one event per second? I thought about an answer... then thought some more... and finally decided to...

Rob Williams12/14/09
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Setting Logger Levels in Tests, Using an ITD

Long time ago, I wrote a class called LoggerLevelStack. The idea is simple: make it possible to set a logger level programmatically from inside a test, then when the test is over, have the prior level restored automatically. The problem with it in use was...

Nicolas Frankel12/14/09
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Hibernate Hard Facts

In the third article of this series, I will show how to tweak Hibernate so as to convert any database data types to and from any Java type and thus decouple your database model from your object model.