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Gero Vermaas07/14/08
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Top 10 SOA Pitfalls: Wrap-up

The Top 10 SOA Pitfalls countdown hit #1 last week with Rik de Groot's post on "Ignoring culture when introducing SOA", time for a wrap-up.

Jill Tomich07/14/08
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GlassFish Application Server Refcard Available - Download Now

GlassFish is a free, open source application server which implements the newest features in the Java EE 5 platform, and the use of the GlassFish application server is growing. Having a reference card for day-to-day jobs is inevitable.

Geertjan Wielenga07/13/08
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Interview: Adam Bien Defends Java EE 5

Author, speaker, Java champion, and NetBeans Dream Team member Adam Bien addresses common fallacies about Java EE 5. The major fallacy he touches on is Java EE...

Gerd Ziegler07/12/08
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Defining & Testing Java Application Architectures with ztest

One of the important aspects of software systems is architecture.Every software application has an inner structure, defined by the classes it contains and the relations between them. An architecture puts constraints on these relations. It can do so by...

William Vambenepe07/12/08
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WS Resource Access at W3C: the good, the bad and the ugly

As far as I know, the W3C is still reviewing the proposal that was made to them to create a new working group to standardize WS-Transfer, WS-ResourceTransfer, WS-Enumeration and WS-MetadataExchange. The suggested name, “Web Services Resource Access Working...

Jim Weaver07/11/08
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Radar Love: JavaFX Animation Examples by Sven

You may recall that I've featured some of Sven Drieling's work previously in this blog, for example in the JavaFX Animation - Some of Sven's Canvas Tricks post. Well, Sven has updated his animation examples and added to the collection to help us prepare for...

Nitin Bharti07/10/08
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Using JBoss RichFaces with JBoss Developer Studio

JBoss RichFaces is a rich component library for JSF. RichFaces components come with AJAX support out-of-the-box and thus enable organizations to build Rich...

Doug Clarke07/10/08
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TopLink Makes Transition to Open Source

The Eclipse Persistence Services project (EclipseLink) has completed its incubation phase and the 1.0 release is available for download. This release completes the transition of the persistence functionality developed in Oracle TopLink to being fully...

Camilo Arango07/10/08
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From Java to ActionScript 3 - Part 1

I have been a dedicated Java developer for over 5 years. Not only that, but I consider myself a Java enthusiast. For several reasons, however, I have decided to start a project in ActionScript 3 using Flex Builder 3.I consider valuable to share my impressions...

Jim Weaver07/10/08
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Setting the "Stage" for the JavaFX SDK

As I mentioned in the JavaFX SDK Packages are Taking Shape post, the JavaFX SDK will have a "node-centric" UI approach.  This approach will make it easier to create UIs that have an "iPhone look and feel" that users will increasingly...

Rik de Groot07/10/08
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Top 10 SOA Pitfalls: #1 - Ignoring culture when introducing SOA

Earlier this week Viktor Grgic explained Unclear ownership / Project based funding. This week we’ll continue with #1 - Ignoring culture when introducing SOA.

Zviki Cohen07/09/08
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JProfiler: Your Java Code Could be Running Faster in Under Two Hours

A couple of weeks ago I found myself in a position which is well known to any professional Java developer: my software was simply too slow. After tackling some obvious pain-points, I had to turn to help of a profiler. At the end of the day, I managed to cut...

Collin Cusce07/09/08
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The Reality of Bad Programmers

I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately outlining what defines a bad programmer. I find this to be a particularly interesting topic myself as often times I am accusing other programmers of being “bad”. Upon reflection, and after reading these...

Alan Keefer07/09/08
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Why I'm Not a Fan Of Java's Auto-Unboxing

Starting with Java 1.5, the Java compiler started automatically taking care of converting boxed versions of primitive types into primitive types where necessary, and vice-versa.  While I’m generally in favor of anything that makes programming languages...

Geertjan Wielenga07/08/08
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JDK 6 Update 7: Java VisualVM Included

JDK 6 Update 7 has been released. The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_07-b06 (where "b" means "build"). The external version number is 6u7. Included in JDK 6u7 is version 10.0 of the Java HotSpot Virtual...