One of the most popular polls we've had on JavaLobby recently was based around the future of JavaFX. The poll started a healthy discussion covering different perspectives on that state of JavaFX. From the poll choices, most people went along with the idea...
are proving to be widely popular these days. Many annotation-based
frameworks (Spring, JPA, Tapestry to name few) are seeing the light of
the day, and even small scale projects are using annotation based
meta-programming for better separation...
Recently, I started wondering how I could improve the TestNG listener architecture.
TestNG exposes a lot of different listeners, which users can specify
before starting a test run (using either of the command line, ant,
Maven, testng.xml or...
I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, since I keep
saying this and people keep getting surprised. Now maybe I’m totally
wrong here, and if that’s the case it would be nice to hear some good
arguments for that. Here’s my current point...
A new Grails Geolocation plugin features support for the HTML5 Geolocation spec. In just 3 simple steps, this tutorial will show you how to use that plugin to add Geolocation into your own web app. These 3 steps will essentially allow you to add...
I have always felt that code reviews are very important in any software
project. More often I happen to see only "superficial" reviews
happening. By superficial, I mean the types where you get review
comments like, "You know the...
One of the most significant changes U.S. Copyright Law relating to software was handed down today. The new rules make it legal to "jailbreak" any vendor's smartphone. Previously, this action was illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright...
I'll start off by saying this article is not intended to be a Cassandra-bashing session, instead it provides an interesting look at one development company's case study to show that Cassandra (although it's fantastic for some) is not for everyone.
Eclipse 3.6, aka Helios,
was released about a month ago. It has become a tradition: this is the
time I highlight some of my favorite hidden features in the new release.
I focus my article on features which are less obvious, off the beaten
Last week, I read a post at High Scalability talking about getting research out of academic environments.
There is a lot of technology that starts as academic research, but
there is a problem with some research being adopted by other
For some of us, taking an Agile approach to software development is easy. But for others, particularly companies who are established in a waterfall based approach to software development, embracing agile can be much more difficult. Anders Ramsay recently...
When I went to university, most of our programming tests and projects
where evaluated based on our grasp of various algorithms for sorting,
tree traversal, hashing functions and numerous other things, you know,
the sort of thing that most high level...
This is the fifth part in a series of blog posts (read the previous part)
giving some practical examples of lambdas, how functional programming
in Java could look like and how lambdas could affect some of the well
known libraries in Java land. This time...
If you happen to create your own annotations, for instance to use
with Java 6 Pluggable Annotation Processors, here are some patterns that
I collected over time. Nothing new, nothing fancy, just putting
everything into one place, with some proposed names.
When you develop applications and you have performance problems, it’s
really interesting to see what can cause this problems. And in that
case, profilers are the most useful tool. For example, we can use
VisualVM, which is packaged by default with the...