While many are looking forward to the holidays, those that must support batch based applications may not be so enthusiastic as they anticipate the numerous support calls for jobs that failed because they shouldn’t have run or for jobs that should have run but didn’t.
With over 10 million downloads and 1 million users around the globe, BIRT is one of the most widely adopted business intelligence and reporting technologies out there. It certainly helps that it's free and open source under the banner of the Eclipse Foundation.
At ThoughtWorks, they use chef not only for configuration management but also for provisioning instances. This post by a ThoughtWorks DevOps-er showcases how Chef can be used from any script if you have an API client configured.
Typically we might expect to see unit level test against all the classes, but we’ve actually been trying out an approach where we don’t test the orchestration code directly but rather only test it via the resource which makes use of it.
If you've ever used Spring, but never heard of the Strategy pattern, all this should feel a little familiar. This is because it turns out that the Guys at Spring use the Strategy Pattern to underpin their whole technology
Storify is "a company building tools to help journalists, bloggers and experts curate the real-time Web." As you can imagine, search functionality for this kind of tool can be a crucial feature, and this week, the service finally added search by using an open source technology you may have heard of: Apache Solr.
This post provides a brief overview of a new feature introduced in Java 7 called Automatic Resource Management or ARM. The post delves how ARM tries to reduce the code that a developer has to write to efficiently free the JVM heap of allocated resources.
If you use Eclipse on Ubuntu, you will probably have found that the version in the Ubuntu repositories doesn’t have all the plugins you’re used to, and will have installed Eclipse from a download at eclipse.org