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Francois Lascelles01/15/13
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RESTful SAML?

How do you accommodate RESTful service composition patterns where identities need to be propagated across nested service invocations, or any RESTful Web service client that is not browser based for that matter? How should brokered authentication for such RESTful service calls be handled?

Daniel Doubrovkine01/15/13
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Treat Every Line of Code as If It's Going to be Thrown Away One Day

A piece of art may live forever and offer new generations an updated perspective in their context, whereas a program is ephemeral by design, and is quickly made obsolete with rapidly advancing technology. And, unlike art, the large part of elegance of a program is perceived at the time of the writing (replaced by a new, less beautiful and less buggy implementation the next morning). So, how long should code live, anyway?

Eric D. Schabell01/15/13
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JBoss BRMS at the Radboud University Nijmegen for Business Rules Guest Lecture

Today I gave my annual guest lecture on Business Rules based on a real life open source product to the students of Stijn Hoppenbrowers.

Eric Gregory01/14/13
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Does Java Need a Major Security Overhaul to Survive?

Last week the Department of Homeland Security recommended that everyone disable Java in order to avoid major zero-day vulnerabilities. Apple blocked version 1.7.10.19 and lower in OSX. Oracle released an emergency patch on Sunday, urging all users to update.

Mitch Pronschinske01/14/13
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The Developer Community Loses a Great Mind and an Advocate of Freedom

DZone was saddened by the news this weekend of Aaron Swartz's suicide. We wanted to make sure that we took some time, not to focus on the anger in the community right now, but to reflect on the brilliant community leader we've lost.

James Sugrue01/14/13
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Java 7 Update 11 Released to Address Security Issues

On Sunday, Oracle released Java 7 Update 11 in order to address the recent security issues that had lead Mozilla to add recent versions of Java to it's add-on blocklist.

Ian Skerrett01/14/13
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Why Open Source Governance Matters: Vert.x Case Study

This week there has been a fascinating discussion on the future of the vert.x project that illustrates the need and options for governing an open source project. It is really an insightful case study, some hightlights:

Allen Coin01/14/13
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JSCAPE MFT Server JMX Tutorial

In this video we will be discussing the JMX feature of JSCAPE MFT Server. I will also show you how to set up a Java profiling application to use this feature.

Eric Genesky01/14/13
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An Interview with Refcard Author Christian Posta

This week marks the release of DZone's 170th Refcard. Author Christian Posta is a Senior Consultant and Architect at Red Hat, the card's sponsor, and he took a few minutes to answer some questions we had about the authorship of the card.

Eric Genesky01/14/13
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Reliable Scalability with MongoDB

Many developers are discovering that traditional relational databases make it hard to scale to the large data volumes and user traffic required by Internet-scale applications.

Lorna Mitchell01/14/13
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How NOT to Design Your API

Recently I tweeted as a #linktuesday link the 10 Worst API Practices post from ProgrammableWeb. The responses I got have been organized to form a list of useful API anti-patterns that you should watch out for.

Roger Hughes01/14/13
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Super Quick Tomcat App Deployment Using a PULL Script

If you managed to read my last blog you'll remember that I demonstrated a simple script for creating a new tomcat installation on a server by splitting the tomcat binaries from the conf files, storing the binaries on a FTP server and the conf files in version control, with a script recombining the two parts.

Mahdi Yusuf01/14/13
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Debugging is Twice as Hard

I recently tweeted an article about a professor who posed a question to his student. The student gave a simple solution to the professors problem.

Phillip Haydon01/14/13
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Using Publish to Deploy Azure Cloud Service

I recently created an Azure Cloud Service from scratch and deployed it, however I manually logged into Azure Portal and uploaded the packages. Luckily, someone commented saying that I could that you can use publish directly from Visual Studio. So . . .

Cody Powell01/14/13
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Taco-Driven Development

Every Wednesday we have Taco Twednesday, in which we all leave the office to eat at and review various taco establishments. We're doing something more important than having fun, though. We're doing something that every software organization needs help with: we're learning to listen to each other.