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Allen Coin09/06/12
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Android UI in Action: Layout Animations

A frame animation is one of the simplest and most straightforward types of animations. This type of animation is implemented by displaying a succession of slightly changing images one after another.

Juhani Lehtimaki09/06/12
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Tips for Android Tabs

Tabs are one of the most used and also most useful UI components of mobile UIs. They provide quick and easy access to different parts of the app. On Android apps tabs come in many forms.

Peter Pilgrim09/06/12
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Building ScalaFX 1.0 with Gradle 1.1

After becoming a little disenchanted with the SBT for Scala, I wanted an alternative that was more logical, simpler to understand and had a better user experience. After all, the whole point of a domain specific language is to make the writing of the script, formulae or grammar to be affordable to the users.

Erich Styger09/06/12
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Removing Blank Lines in Eclipse

Many times I end up using source files from somebody else. And such files might have a lot of empty lines in it I want to get removed. The question is: how to get rid of empty or blank lines in the Eclipse Editor view? Or even better: how to merge multiple empty lines into one?

Brent Stineman09/06/12
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Do You Really Need an SLA?

I sit to talk with clients about cloud and one of the first questions I always get is, "What is the SLA?" And I hate it.

Peter Zaitsev09/06/12
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6-year-old MySQL Bug is Finally Fixed in MySQL 5.6

I got the message in the morning today about the bug being fixed in MySQL 5.6.6…. which I reported in Early 2006 (while still being with MySQL) and running MySQL 4.1.

Brian Gracely09/06/12
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The Cloudcast - Ep. 55 - 1st Annual Fantasy Cloud Draft

Aaron, Brian, Nick Weaver (@lynxbat) and Colin McNamara (@colinmcnamara) hold the 1st Annual The Cloudcast (.net) Fantasy Cloud Draft. They pick from the broad ecosystem of companies and technologies to try and build a set of cloud services for particular markets.

Nikita Salnikov...09/06/12
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Why Can’t I Turn Off the Garbage Collector?

I wanted to eliminate Garbage Collection (GC) pauses from a test that I was conducting. Lo and behold I was annoyed when I discovered that it couldn’t be done.

Allen Coin09/06/12
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OCA Java 7: The if and if-else Constructs

In this article, I’ll cover if and if-else constructs. We’ll examine what happens when these constructs are used with and without curly braces {}. We’ll also cover nested if and if-else constructs.

Gaurav Mantri09/06/12
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Simple Calculator for Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon S3 Pricing

Since pricing for both of these services are changing quite frequently and depended upon a number of factors, it was not possible for me to pinpoint exactly which service is cheaper. I created a simple calculator where you can input appropriate values and compare the cost of both of these services to you.

Armel Gouriou09/06/12
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5 Highly Critical, Yet Rarely Used, PMD Rules

Going through the statistics of rules’ usage on Techdebt.org I was surprised to find critical PMD rules that seem to be disregarded. This is a presentation of 5 of them, with an explanation on what they check and why their non-respect can bring huge problems into your application.

James Sugrue09/06/12
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Thursday Code Puzzler: Playlist Shuffle Algorithm

Thursday is code puzzler day here at DZone. The idea is simple: solve the coding problem as efficiently as you can, in any language or framework that you find suitable. Today's challenge is to write an implementation of a song shuffle algorithm.

Dejan Bosanac09/05/12
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Messaging Anti-Patterns: Part 3

OK, after basic anti-patterns discussed in part 1 and 2 of this series, it’s time to discuss a bit more sophisticated messaging anti-patterns and how to write better messaging-oriented applications.

Jim Bird09/05/12
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Devops Isn’t Just for Online Startups

Most of what you read and hear about devops is in online startups – about getting to market faster and building tight feedback loops with Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment. But devops is even more important in keeping systems running – in maintenance and sustaining engineering and support.

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.