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Carl Dea09/05/12
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JavaFX 2 GameTutorial Part 5

This is part five of a six part series related to a JavaFX 2 Game Tutorial. I know it’s been a long time since I blogged about gaming, but hopefully you’re still with me. If you are up to date, then let’s get started! In this blog entry we will be incorporating sounds into our game.

Boris Lam09/05/12
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Accessing Weblogic Embedded LDAP programmatically by Spring LDAP module

Oracle Weblogic Application Server includes an embedded LDAP server which acts as the default security provider data store. There are few methods to access the embedded LDAP server. Oracle Weblogic provides an administration console for user to access it. However, we could have access it programmatically by Spring LDAP module.

Nikita Ivanov09/05/12
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Berkeley Researchers Highlight Emergence of In-Memory Processing

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley released an excellent paper recently, analyzing data from the Hadoop installation at Facebook -- one of the largest in the world.

Nikita Ivanov09/05/12
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Five Words That Give Away Rotten Analytics Strategies

The five words below represent tell-tale signs of decay in analytics/BI, summing up the current state of the field and demonstrating why it is in, by and large, a sorry state.

Chris Haddad09/05/12
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Cloud-Aware Applications and PaaS Architecture

According to this writer, Cloud Native PaaS run-time environments and Cloud aware applications should significantly exhibit essential Cloud characteristics.

Arun Manivannan09/05/12
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Prototype Design Pattern: Mindmap and Implementation

I was going through the Gang of Four again after a long time as part of my college elective and had a very interested experience.

Will Soprano09/05/12
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Why We Migrated from MongoDB to Riak

Robby Grossman presented slides about Shareaholic’s migration from MongoDB to Riak at the Boston Riak meetup. He also talks about his evaluation of HBase and Cassandra.

James Sugrue09/05/12
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Wicket 6.0 Brings Out of The Box JQuery And More

Apache Wicket 6.0 gets released today, with a number of enhancements that make it one of the most compelling choices for web development in Java. With JQuery integration provided out of the box, improvements throughout the client side API, and an experimental WebSocket implementation, this should be a popular upgrade for Wicket users.

Stacey Schneider09/05/12
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Load 8 Million Rows in 88 Seconds – NewSQL Speed

For those unfamiliar with NewSQL databases, this post should give you a good sense of how we loaded 8 million rows in 88 seconds.

Zemian Deng09/05/12
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How to Integrate TimeMachine Scheduler in Spring-Based Applications

One of the goals for TimeMachine Scheduler is to make use of POJO as friendly as possible so that we can integrate into any IoC container easily.

Martin Fowler09/05/12
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A Proof-of-Concept of BigQuery

Can Google’s new BigQuery service give customers Big Data analytic power without the need for expensive software or new infrastructure?

Brian Gracely09/04/12
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Thoughts from VMworld 2012 (San Francisco)

Now that the US event is over, I wanted to jot down some thoughts before they burn away like the San Francisco fog that greeted us each morning.

Leigh Shevchik09/04/12
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Improving Site Performance with YSlow

We spend a fair bit of time improving the performance of our application servers and databases, but truth be told 80% of a web request is spent working on the frontend.

Pedro Duque Vieira09/04/12
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Integrating JavaFX and Swing

I’ve just finished rewriting a component of my app that was using Swing and now is using JavaFX, I’ve ended up with a JavaFX component that integrates with the larger swing app. It is a large app and the rewrite took me a while, in the end everything worked fine and I’m glad I did it.

Vijay Narayanan09/04/12
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Getting Started With Reuse By Harvesting Existing Code

Many teams want to incrementally build a portfolio of reusable components so multiple projects can leverage them. This post will provide a list of potential areas to look for achieving systematic reuse – chances are that you have a few components in these areas already.