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Dustin Marx09/03/12
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JavaOne 2012 Announcements and Blog Postings

With a slightly more than 4 weeks to JavaOne 2012, the posts and announcements related to "the biggest geekfest this side of Betelgeuse Five" are becoming more frequent and I look at some of those here.

Cedric Beust09/03/12
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Coding Challenge: a Sliding Window Map

A lot of sites offer programmatic access to their content via API’s. The main advantage for the producer of this content is to be able to control finely what they export and how they export it (and also avoid being scraped) while clients receive the data they need in a structured and documented way. These API’s are usually strictly monitored to make sure that clients can’t abuse the

Mark Hinkle09/03/12
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Must-See Talks at CloudOpen and LinuxCon

Every discussion you MUST see; Apache Cloudstack included. Here are the links you will need, enjoy!

Geertjan Wielenga09/03/12
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Meet Experts in Java EE, JavaFX, and Java Desktop Development at JavaOne

On Sunday, September 30, 2012, JavaOne gives you a unique opportunity to meet a wide range of known Java experts within one single room. Together, throughout the day, the selected Java EE, JavaFX, and Java SE experts will be involved in panel discussions on...

Sadayuki Furuhashi09/03/12
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Takeaways from the Kafka Talk at AirBnB: the Power of Structured Data and the Myth of “Exactly Once”

Last night, I attended Jay Kreps’s talk on Apache Kafka at AirBnB. Jay is a Principal Engineer at LinkedIn and is one of the original authors of Kafka.

Geoffrey De Smet09/03/12
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How to design a good score function for business resource optimization

Drools Planner finds the best solution for any kind of business resource planning problem. But given 2 planning solutions, which one is the better for your business?

Borislav Iordanov09/03/12
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Domain Modeling with OWL - Part 1

This article is the first installment in a series where I intend to show you how the Semantic Web, and in particular the Ontology Web Language (OWL) can be used as a powreful modeling tool for software engineering.

Will Soprano09/03/12
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Geospatial Queries With Mongoose and Node.js

As I’m working on a new website on node.js with MongoDB (with mongoose), I’m just realizing how powerful is this combination. Just amazing.

Anders Abel09/03/12
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Idempotent DB Update Scripts

An idempotent function gives the same result even if it is applied several times. That is exactly how a database update script should behave. It shouldn’t matter if it is run on or multiple times. The result should be the same.

Pavithra Gunasekara09/02/12
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Getting Started with JAX-WS

JAX-WS stands for Java API for XML Web Services. It is a Java programming language API for creating web services and clients that communicate using XML. This post is a quick start for JAX-WS.

Ken Rimple09/02/12
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Watch my SpringSource Roo Add-ons Video

In this presentation, SpringSource's Josh Long and Spring Roo in Action authors Ken Rimple and Srini Penchikala introduce Spring Roo, 1.2, and then go further, exposing Roo's powerful addon-based underbelly.

Maarten Ectors09/02/12
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Big Data Apps and Big Data PaaS

Enterprises no longer have a lack of data. Data can be obtained from everywhere. The hard part is to convert data into valuable information that can trigger positive actions. The problem is that you need currently four experts to get this process up and running. Learn who they are...

Adam Warski09/02/12
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Missing OO and FP bridge in Scala

Scala blends functional and object-oriented programming in many nice ways. You can use both FP an OO-like constructs whichever fits the current problem better. But there’s always room for improvement! Here’s one thing I think is missing

Dinuka Arseculeratne09/02/12
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Lazy/Eager Loading Using Hibernate by Example

Today's post will focus on why and how we use the concepts known as LAZY and EAGER loading in an application and how to use Spring's hibernate template to load our LAZY entities in an EAGER fashion.

cyrille martraire09/02/12
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Java Enums: You have Grace, Elegance and Power and This is What I Love

While Java 8 is coming, are you sure you know well the enums that were introduced in Java 5? Java enums are still underestimated, and it’s a pity since they are more useful than you might think, they’re not just for your usual enumerated constants!