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Markus Eisele10/26/11
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The Heroes of Java: Cay Horstmann

The fifth part in my Java interview series: "The Heroes of Java". Cay Horstmann

Jakub Holý10/26/11
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Never Mix Public and Private Unit Tests!

It seems to me that developers often do not really distinguish between the various types of unit tests they should be writing and thus mix things that should not be mixed, leading to difficult to maintain and hard to evolve test code. The dimension of unit...

Michael Mccandless10/26/11
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Accuracy and performance of Google's Compact Language Detector

To get a sense of the accuracy and performance of Google's Compact Language Detector, I ran some tests against two other packages:

Craig Dickson10/26/11
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Degraded Amazon EC2 Instance

I received an email from Amazon today that I have never seen before. Here it is in its entirety: Hello, We have noticed that one or more of your instances is running on a host degraded due to hardware failure. i-XXXXXXXX The risk of your instances failing...

Jakub Holý10/25/11
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Hacking A Maven Dependency with Javassist to Fix It

Have you ever wondered what to do when needing “just a small change” to a third-part library your project depended on? This post describes how to use Maven and Javassist to take a dependency of your project, instrument it to modify its behavior,...

Martin Thompson10/25/11
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Smart Batching

How often have we all heard that “batching” will increase latency?  As someone with a passion for low-latency systems this surprises me.  In my experience when batching is done correctly, not only does it increase throughput, it can also reduce...

Craig Dickson10/25/11
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Screencast: Amazon Elastic Beanstalk – Managing Environments

 This screencast explores all the options available for managing Java execution environments using the web management console for the Amazon Elastic Beanstalk service.

Craig Dickson10/25/11
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Dead-Simple Deployment: Headache-Free Java Web Applications in the Cloud (YouTube)

This is the full presentation I gave at JavaOne 2011 in San Francisco on October 6th, including screencast versions of all demonstrations. Abstract

Antonio Goncalves10/25/11
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O Java EE 6 Application Servers, Where Art Thou?

Nearly two years ago (time flies), when Java EE 6 came out, I wrote a post about application servers where I did some micro benchmarking (basically, startup time). I had plenty of comments and recently I had many people asking for some updates.

Sam Farmer10/25/11
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Next release of ColdFusion has websockets, closures, enhanced security, REST and more

At Adobe MAX the ColdFusion team showed off some of the planned features in the next release code-named "Zeus". Highlights include:

Mitch Pronschinske10/25/11
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Video: "Super Fresh Code" - The Next Step in Continuous Delivery

Israel Gat of Cutter Consortium speaks with DZone on his two sessions at Agile 2011, one of which is about his new methodology for taking DevOps and Continuous...

David Fishman10/25/11
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Lucene Eurocon 2011: Presentation slides are now available

With a near doubling over the prior year, Apache Lucene Eurocon Barcelona 2011 came to a successful conclusion this past week, featuring over 40 presentations reflecting the breadth, depth, and ambition of open source Apache Lucene / Solr...

Giorgio Sironi10/25/11
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Getting started with Selenium 2

Selenium 2 features new Api and implementations which goes under the name of WebDriver. It's a simpler, faster, object-oriented Api that applies to modern web application testing problems. No more sending hexedecimal numbers into an element for writing text!

Jim Bird10/25/11
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Rolling Forward and other Deployment Myths

There is more and more writing on Devops lately, which is good and bad. There still remains a small core of thoughtful people that are worth listening to and learning from. There’s more and more marketing from vendors and consultants jumping on the...

Jakub Holý10/25/11
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Comparison of Eclipse 3.6 and IntelliJ IDEA 10.5: Pros and Cons

After having worked with Eclipse for over 5 years I’ve came to use IntelliJ IDEA intensively on a J2EE project in three months and took this as an opportunity to compare the two. You can’t really compare 5 years and 3 months but I still believe that it...