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Markus Eisele09/05/12
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JSF Component Libraries - Quality is more Than Zero Bugs

It has been a while since I last looked at the quality of the three major JSF component libraries. In December 2009 I started a comparison of the overall software quality of RichFaces, Primefaces and ICEfaces. Things have changed since than and I wanted to re-evaluate and update this since some time now.

Vijay Narayanan09/05/12
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Systematic Reuse Success Factor #12 – Empower Tech Architects

They key word in the phrase “systematic software reuse” is “systematic” – that is what distinguished ad-hoc reuse from continuous, iterative, investment-oriented reuse that provides benefits across projects.

Arun Manivannan09/05/12
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Testing Automation With Selenium - Part 1

Testing a CRM application which I am part of became very difficult over the recent months. There were simply too many usecases. Despite unit testing on the backend services (SOA), bugs crept in on a regular basis considering a lot of logic is on the javascript and other layers of the application.

Nikita Salnikov...09/05/12
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How Much Memory do I Need (part 2) – What is Shallow Heap?

In today’s article we will expand on what we called “simple” in the previous post. Namely - what is and how to measure shallow heap used by an object.

Christian Posta09/05/12
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Benchmarking a JMS Layer With Open Source JMSTester Tool by FuseSource

For most of the clients I’ve been to, scaling out a JMS messaging layer with ActiveMQ is a priority.

Frank Kelly09/05/12
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Securing Your Data in the Cloud: Key Management Hell

When you migrate to the cloud, how do you safely encrypt your data? And how do you manage your encrypt/decrypt keys?

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.