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Jens Schauder12/22/11
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Sketch and Test

I try to do TDD as much as I can. But sometimes (for example last Friday) I don’t know how to get started. This happens when I don’t have a plan of how the code should look in the end, possibly because don’t completely understand part of the problem....

Jelle Victoor12/22/11
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How I Was Convinced to Try Scala

The passion of the Scala community has been the key factor that has endeared many developers to the rising JVM language.For over a full year now, I’ve been looking into Scala. I have heard many people talk about it passionately and it just got me...

Mitch Pronschinske12/21/11
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Ask DZ: How do you like YOUR Java?

Many of the veterans on Javalobby have been working in Java environments for years and years.  I'm sure many people have widely varying opinions about the development and deployment processes that they use.  An interesting post titled "How I like my...

Mats Lindh12/21/11
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Solr: Missing Geographic Distance in Response When Using 'fl=_dist_:geodist()'

A question that arose recently at the Freenode Solr IRC channel was about _dist_:geodist() failing to include a field named _dist_ in the response – a field which would contain the return value from geodist(), which would be the distance from the source...

Mitch Pronschinske12/21/11
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Chef

There are as many ways of managing the configuration of heterogeneous systems as there are engineers trying to solve this problem. This talk explores one...

Jez Humble12/21/11
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Organize Software Delivery Around Outcomes, Not Roles: Continuous Delivery and Cross-Functional Teams

When implementing continuous delivery, it’s easy to focus on automation and tooling because these are usually the easiest things to start with. However continuous delivery also relies for its success on optimizing your organizational structure for...

Aleksa Vukotic12/21/11
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Starting with Lift and CouchDB: Resolving Some CouchDB-Record Inconsistencies

In recent months I have been introduced to Lift web framework by my scala-enthusiastic colleagues @ OpenCredo. The scala expressiveness and conciseness along with view-first web approach looked very interesting from the start, especially since great...

Mitch Pronschinske12/21/11
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HBase Schema Design - Things you need to know

When designing schemas for HBase, be it from scratch or porting an existing application over from a relational database for example, there are a set of...

David La Motta12/21/11
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Intro to GWT4Touch 2.0

GWT4Touch is a mobile framework that gives you the ability to write mobile applications based on HTML5. The framework internally leverage the industry leading...

Blaise Doughan12/21/11
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EclipseLink MOXy is the JAXB Provider in WebLogic Server 12c

I am very happy to announce that EclipseLink JAXB (MOXy) is now the default JAXB (JSR-222) provider in WebLogic Server 12c.  I would like to thank the EclipseLink committers and the WebLogic team for all their hard work to make this happen.

Ricci Gian Maria12/21/11
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Getters are an Antipattern?

When you realize that property setters is an antipattern, because you want to protect the status of your entity from direct external manipulation, the next step is starting to believe that even Getters can be considered an Antipattern.

Roger Hughes12/21/11
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People Related Classic Mistakes

In my last blog I mentioned Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell, which although has now been around for at least 10 years is still as relevant today as when it was written. One of my favourite parts of the book was his...

Lukas Eder12/21/11
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Java 8 virtual extension methods

I’ve been following the evolution of the Java 8 Lambda expressions project for a while now, and I’m really thrilled by its current state of progress. The latest “easy-to-understand” presentation I’ve found is this one:

Carl Dea12/21/11
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JavaFX 2.0 Introduction by Example book

I recently finished writing a book on the new release of the JavaFX 2.0 SDK and it has already been placed on the shelves at a bookstore (Amazon) near you. The book will walk you through, step-by-step, giving you the ins and outs of JavaFX 2.0. When you...

Kris Buytaert12/20/11
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How I like my Java

This is a repost of my article earlier posted at Jordan Sissel's awesome SysAdvent