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Todd Merritt01/07/13
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Software Architecture Analysis Method (SAAM)

Software Architecture Analysis Method (SAAM) is a methodology used to determine how specific application quality attributes were achieved and how possible changes in the future will affect quality attributes based on hypothetical cases studies.

Brian Hitney01/07/13
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Rock, Paper, Azure Re-launch!

I’m a little late getting this out (pesky vacations and all) but we re-launched Rock, Paper, Azure (RPA) a few weeks back with weekly competitions!

Jay Fields01/07/13
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Clojure: Expectations Before Run Hook

The expectations library now supports calling an arbitrary number of custom functions before the test suite is run.

Steve Chaloner01/07/13
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Generic Exceptions in Java

It’s always nice to borrow and steal concepts and ideas from other languages. Scala’s Option is one idea I really like, so I wrote an implementation in Java.

Boris Lam01/07/13
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Injecting Guice managed object into JSF View Scoped bean

In previous post, I demonstrate how to integrate JSF with Guice and MyBatis. However, my friend experiences some problem when he is using view scoped backing bean.

Peter Zaitsev01/06/13
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Benchmarks of Intel 320 SSD 600GB

I have a chance to test a system with Intel 320 SSD drives (NewRelic provided me with an access to the server), and compare performance with SAS hard drives.

Mitch Pronschinske01/06/13
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Rest Management API Coming to ActiveMQ 5.8

ActiveMQ 5.7 made a big splash in October of last year with Java 7 support and secured broker connectability for the REST API. For the 5.8, you can expect another big new feature: a REST management API

Ben Kepes01/06/13
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Quentin Wall of Salesforce on 8 Key Capabilities of PaaS

Every now and then I am asked by someone to guest post on my blog – recently Quinton Wall from salesforce.com approached me to do a series on PaaS.

Michael Schnell01/06/13
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SLF4J Logging in Eclipse Plugins

Developing with Maven and pure Java libraries all the time, I never thought it could be a problem to issue a few log statements when developing an Eclipse plugin.

René Pickhardt01/06/13
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Is Neo4j 377 Times Faster than MySQL?

For every User I wanted to select all content items from his favourite bands. I know this is far away from the social newsstream application . . .

Mitch Pronschinske01/06/13
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A Concise Comparison of RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, and ZeroMQ Message Brokers

I found a good, simple, and short description of three well-known open source message queues - ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, and ZeroMQ. The descriptions are especially useful because they draw useful comparisons between the three brokers.

Scott Leberknight01/06/13
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Iterative Software Development, Part 1

I'll be building a 2D game library iteratively, one feature per screencast. I won't be teaching Java syntax, but I will be teaching you how to keep your code organized and flexible so that you can go whatever direction you need to.

Marko Rodriguez01/06/13
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Big Graph Data on the Hortonworks Big Data Platform

The Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) conveniently integrates numerous Big Data tools in the Hadoop ecosystem. As such, it provides cluster-oriented storage, processing, monitoring, and data integration services. HDP simplifies the deployment and management of a production Hadoop-based system.

Roger Jennings01/06/13
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Running the SurveyApplicationCS Demo Project under Android Jelly Bean 4.2

I purchased a 32-GB Nexus 7 tablet when Google made them generally available in late June 2012. My interest in the product stemmed from the desire to gain familiarity with the Android operating system without the need to enter into an extended cellphone contract or pay a premium for an unlocked Android cellphone.

Geoffrey Papilion01/06/13
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A Personal Linux History (Or, the Linux Laptop Comes of Age)

Back in 1997 I installed my first copy of FreeBSD. I had to do some major research to get X Windows up and running, and the next computer I bought I very carefully selected a video card to make things easier.