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Mitch Pronschinske04/27/12
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Java SE 7 Update Includes First Delivery of JDK and JavaFX for Mac OS X

The 4th update for Java SE 7 was released today. It's the first Oracle SDK release for Mac OS X and its the first time that JavaFX 2.1 has been bundled with the JDK on Windows and Mac.

Chris Hostetter04/27/12
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Once a Chump, Always a Chump - Try and Stump Me

In spite of my best efforts to be really lazy, Chris Hostetter worked harder in his first Stump The Chump session then he had ever worked prepping+giving any other presentation he'd done in my entire life. It was one of the most stressful, nerve racking, and mentally/physically taxing hours of my life — and it was also hands down one of the most enjoyable experience he's ever had at a tech conference.

Eric Berg04/26/12
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Build a Cloud and They Will Come. Build it Right, and They Will Stay

Eric Berg writes a descriptive illustrated story of the potential of a good cloud service; and the pitfalls of a bad one.

Tom Jefferys04/26/12
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"Operator Overloading" in Scala

Of course Scala itself is not a DSL, it's a general purpose language. However it does offer several features that allow you to simulate a DSL, in particular operator overloading, and implicit conversions. In this post I'm going to focus on the first of these...

Lukas Eder04/26/12
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Must-have Eclipse plugin: AnyEdit Tools

On fresh Eclipse installations, I usually feel a bit naked, until I realise that this lovely little plugin is not part of Eclipse itself. It’s called AnyEdit tools, and it features the following nice things:

Eric Genesky04/26/12
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Video: Heroku, Neo4j and Google Spreadsheet in 10 Minutes Flat

This screencast shows you how to deploy an app using Heroku's Neo4j addon. You'll learn how to expose a read-only Cypher endpoint and integrate with Google Spreadsheet.

Peter Lawrey04/26/12
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yield(), sleep(0), wait(0,1) and parkNanos(1)

On the surface these methods do the same thing in Java; They all wait a sort period of time, but how much that is varies a surprising amount and between platforms.

Constantin Alin04/26/12
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How to Programmatically Access PrimeFaces Tags

This is FYI kind of tip. Recently, I tried to programmatically acess PrimeFaces tags from Java beans. I found two solutions that can be extrapolated to almost all PrimeFaces tags.

Michael Mainguy04/26/12
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Code to the Interface, Even if the Interface is a Class

After spending a considerable amount of time trying to figure out how to refactor some particularly hairly (hairy + gnarly) data access code, I thought I'd share some insight into a popular misconception about what coding to the interface actually means.

Daniel Doubrovkine04/26/12
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You Have to Stop Saying Your Experience is Under NDA in Interviews

I talked to a developer recently. He said: "I cannot talk about this project, because it's under NDA." …followed by silence. Ergh! Can you please tell me something useful?

Tom O'connor04/26/12
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GoogleDrive, Dropbox, Skydrive, etc.: Counting the Cost of Cloud Backup

We've seen some competition in cloud backup this week with changes to services like Skydrive and Dropbox. Here's a comparison and analysis of these services' costs and benefits.

John Cook04/26/12
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The Linux Command Line: Book Review

No Starch Press recently released The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction by William E. Shotts, Jr. True to its name, the book is about using Linux from command line. It’s not an...

Matt Vickery04/26/12
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Spring Integration - Payload Storage via Header Enrichment

It's pretty straight forward to take a message, use an SI header enricher construct and place the message in the header using a SpEL expression - in fact one for the header key name and one for the payload extraction. The following SI flow demonstrates an example of how to do just that.

Aaron Nichols04/26/12
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Challenging the Next Wave of System Engineers

I want to give individuals access to the experiences that gave me good judgement today. Not just reading about them, because that’s not how I learn, but by getting hit in the stomach at 2am by them.

James Sugrue04/26/12
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Thursday Code Puzzler: Finding Twin Primes

Time for our weekly code puzzle. The idea is simple: solve the coding problem as efficiently as you can, in any language or framework that you think is suitable. Today problem is to find all the twin primes within a certain range.