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Tomasz Dziurko04/02/12
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Using Twitter Bootstrap Navbar as a Wicket Component

All of you probably heard about Twitter Bootstrap, an awesome set of components allowing to create nice looking web pages and application without diving into CSS/JS hacks. I will present how I created reusable Wicket component containing Bootstrap top navigation bar menu.

James Carr04/02/12
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Scheduled Message Delivery with RabbitMQ

While trying to figure out how to use a push vs. polling model for timed notifications I discovered a clever hack using temporary queues, x-message-ttl and dead letter exchanges. The main idea behind this is utilizing a new feature available in 2.8.0, dead-letter exchanges.

Juhani Lehtimaki04/02/12
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Pull-to-Refresh, or Not?

Cyril Mottier from the GreenDroid fame wrote an insightful and thought provoking article about pull-to-refresh on Android. I don't agree with all his points, and here's why.

Carl Dea04/02/12
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Create Your Own Game Using JavaFX 2

JavaFX 2.x is not only a great UI toolkit to create nice looking applications, but you can make fun games. With JavaFX 2.x you will be able to create games that can kill time with hours of fun!

Ben Kepes04/02/12
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Cloud Adoption and The IT/Business Tension

A while ago I took part in a role playing exercise run by BMC software. It was an event that had its genesis, at least in part, in a discussion I had with the analyst relations team at BMC about the realities of commentating on the cloud landscape. And the fact that adoption is so often much more than a feature comparison exercise but one of a political struggle that really is a minefield for the uninitiated.

Markus Eisele04/02/12
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Enhance Security with Galleria - Part 5

So far we've covered the basics and deployment of the Galleria example to WebLogic and GlassFish. Now I will start to add enterprise grade features to the example, starting with security.

Sean Hull04/02/12
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Why (or Why Not) to Migrate to the Cloud

Here's an early discussion of Cloud migration highlighting both strengths and challenges to deploying to the cloud.

Judah Johns04/02/12
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Is Java the platform of the future?

A great piece written by Mark Little (Professor at Newcastle University, he leads JBoss Technical Direction and R&D. He was also Chief Architect and Co-Founder at Arjuna Technologies, an HP spin-off). His article looks into the future of programming languages and is, at the very least, an informative look at how new languages might/should be developed, and why Java just might be solution of the future.

Douglas Rathbone04/02/12
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DNS for Developers – Now There’s No Excuse Not To Know

Generally when it comes understanding the very basis of how the internet functions using DNS, most of these very same experienced developers haven’t got a clue. I wrote this post to hopefully help pay back some of the awesome karma they have earned helping me over the years, by teaching them something in return. Lets learn about DNS.

Chris Hostetter04/02/12
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14 Ways to Contribute to Solr without Being a Programming Genius or a Rock Star

There are so many ways to contribute to open source if we look past the obvious steps of writing a new product feature. Everyone who uses open source can bring their skills to the community and help keep open source a vital part of computing.

Ricardo Zuasti04/02/12
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Parallel Data Processing Strategies: (Almost) Always Use java.util.concurrent!

Although the Java Concurrency API allows for a much elegant and intuitive multi-threaded programming, I have found that most programmers still rely on the Thread class and Runnable interface to solve most concurrency problems in Java.

Juhani Lehtimaki04/02/12
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Multi-platform Frameworks Destroy Android UX

To write a native app or web app is a very important decision at the start of any mobile project. There's place for both. Native has some benefits that web app doesn't and vice verse.

Markus Eisele04/02/12
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The Heroes of Java: David Blevins

David Blevins is a founder of the Apache TomEE, OpenEJB and Geronimo projects. David was a member of the EJB 3.0, EJB 3.1, and Java EE 6 Expert Groups, and is a current member of the EJB 3.2 (JSR 345) and Java EE 7 (JSR 342) Expert Groups.

Rob Gordon04/02/12
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Another Take on Java Scheduling

While many are looking forward to the holidays, those that must support batch based applications may not be so enthusiastic as they anticipate the numerous support calls for jobs that failed because they shouldn’t have run or for jobs that should have run but didn’t.

Spyros Doulgeridis04/02/12
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Cost of Ownership Analysis: Oracle WebLogic Server vs. JBoss

A very interesting whitepaper compares the cost of ownership between Weblogic and JBoss. Although JBoss is free, the whitepaper has serious claims that on the long run Weblogic is cheaper.