Now that the latest release of OpenShift Flex has a much simpler method for running a NoSQL server, we're going to look at a tutorial by Mark Atwood that takes you through the simplified process of setting up MongoDB on OpenShift Flex.OpenShift Flex is a...
A bill is currently making its way through the United States Senate that effectively eliminates overtime pay for IT professionals. Matt Simmons, aka. the Standalone SysAdmin, is trying to gather information on this issue and we've republished his article...
First of all, we’re really sorry. We have been saying that Python
support for the embedded database is coming in “a few weeks” or “next
month" for over half a year now, and so far, you have waited patiently,
and you have waited in vain.
2 great things happened in 2005: Wales won the Grand Slam, and I had
my first taste of “agile”. And after having worked on a 3-year-long
waterfall project (which still wasn’t finished by the time I left) agile
came as a breath of fresh air for me. I...
In 2006, my colleague Neal Ford coined the term Polyglot
Programming, to express the idea that applications should be written
in a mix of languages to take advantage of the fact that different
languages are suitable for tackling different problems....
My post Why programmers are not paid in proportion to their productivity
has been getting a lot of buzz today. One of the arguments in that post
is that the most productive programmers know where they can find
software to do parts of their job. When they...
Participating at Devoxx brought me
enough motivation to post my first blog entry. I am here for the first time and I am really impressed by how it is organized. There is
record number of top speakers present. For me it is a problem choosing which...
The Jersey project is very well documented
so it makes it easy to learn REST with Java. In this article I’m going
to build two projects. The first project will be a very simple HTML
page that presents a form to the user and then submits it to a REST...
Three years ago, I wrote about practices that I believe lead to more effective Javadoc in my post More Effective Javadoc.
In this post, I look at some familiar projects which provide good
examples of effective Javadoc documentation practices. I, of course,...
Devoxx time again, 4th year that I’m attending. This morning I went to see the talk by Mario Fusco and Kevin Wright.
The first part was by Mario and handled the Scala basics. The talk
itself was a bit messy. It was a mix of API features and a comparison...
I'm currently working on a number of projects that use JavaFX. One of the
characteristics all those projects share, is the requirement to be able
to communicate with an enterprise backend.
That justifies the work I spend on RedFX and DataFX, two JavaFX...
There’s not much doubt about it, the way you test your code is a
contentious issue. Different test techniques find favour with different
developers for varying reasons including corporate culture, experience
and general psychological outlook. For...
Apache Tika's all grown up! A fledgling sub-project of Lucene for two years after emerging from the incubator in 2008, Tika is spreading its wings and soaring as an ASF top level project and a leading text extraction library and content detection...