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Peter Pilgrim11/30/11
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Devoxx 2011 Report

As my tardiness will allow, I have massive blog entry about Devoxx to write. I seem always write a week after the event, because there is so much happening. This year, I presented with Stephen Chin, a university session, three hours long about what a humble...

Lukas Eder11/30/11
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Next stop on the Annotatiomania™ Train: FetchGroups

Here’s how an Annotatiomaniac™ can optimise his second-level cached JPA queries conveniently by adding yet more annotations (what else?) to his simple and plain POJO’s. Remember that EJB 3.0 was about removing dependencies from javax.ejb.EJBObject,...

Dustin Marx11/30/11
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A First Look at Building Java with Gradle

I left JavaOne 2011 with several take-aways. One of the most significant was a renewed interest in learning more about Gradle.

Mitch Pronschinske11/30/11
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WP7 Simulator for Android and iOS: An Interesting Tactic

What if you could demo the Metro UI from Windows Phone 7 on your Android or iPhone?  No we're not talking about a sophisticated hack or jailbreak, we're talking about something that the average Joe could use.Well that demo is here today, and it works through...

Pablo Pareja Tobes11/29/11
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Cool GO annotation visualizations with Gephi + Bio4j

Hi everyone! After a few months without finding the opportunity to play with Gephi, it was already time to dedicate a lab day to this. I thought that a good feature would be having the equivalent .gexf file for the current graph representation available at...

Giorgio Sironi11/29/11
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Clojure for dummies: a kata

Clojure is a LISP dialect; if you have ever been forced to use LISP in a computer science class, I understand your resistance towards this class of totally functional languages.In fact, LISP for many of us means lots of Reverse Polish Notation where (+ 1 2)...

Stoimen Popov11/29/11
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Algorithm of the Week: Sequential Search

This is the easiest to implement and the most frequently used search algorithm in practice. Unfortunately the sequential search is also the most ineffective searching algorithm. However, it is so commonly used that it is appropriate to consider several...

Gareth Rushgrove11/29/11
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Jenkins Parameterized Builds

I’m a huge Jenkins fan now, but that wasn’t always the case. I started (and still have a soft spot for) Cruise Control, mainly building .NET and PHP applications. I then jumped to much simpler projects like Integrity mainly for Python and Ruby...

Rafał Kuć11/29/11
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Reviewing Apache Lucene and Solr 3.5

Today Apache Lucene and Solr PMC announced another version of Apache Lucene library and Apache Solr search server numbred 3.5. When comparing to the 3.4 there were some major changes introduced about which you can read in the rest of the post. Some of the...

Mitch Pronschinske11/29/11
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Puppet Labs Gets $8.5M to Achieve DevOps Dominance

Today Puppet Labs revealed that it has received $8.5 million from Google Ventures, VMware, and Cisco—three companies that are dominating various facets of the tech industry.  With the unprecedented injection of $8.5M in Series C funding, Puppet Labs now...

Bradley Holt11/29/11
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Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB

My first book, Writing and Querying MapReduce Views in CouchDB, was published by O’Reilly Media some time ago. It is a short and concise ebook with step-by-step instructions and lots of sample code. Most examples are provided both in Futon and using...

Jaikiran Pai11/29/11
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JBoss AS 7.1.0.Beta1 "Tesla" released

Two months after we released 7.0.2 "Arc", we now have JBoss AS 7.1.0.Beta1 "Tesla" available for use. It's available for download at the usual location here. Apart from the regular bug fixes, 7.1.0 Beta1 has a whole lot of new...

Hubert Klein Ikkink11/29/11
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Grails Goodness: Get GrailsApplication and ApplicationContext in GSP

Several variables are injected to Groovy Server Pages (GSP) in a Grails application. Two of them are the ApplicationContext and GrailsApplication objects. They are bound to the variables applicationContext and grailsApplication.When we have access to the...

Lukas Eder11/29/11
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How schema meta data impacts Oracle query transformations

I was recently wondering about some issue I had encountered between two tables. If tables undergo a lot of INSERT / UPDATE / DELETE statements, it may appear to be better to remove some constraints, at least temporarily for the loading of data. In this...

Yohan Liyanage11/29/11
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Looking for JBoss Maven Repository?

JBoss has decommissioned their Maven 2 repository (about an year ago according to their site) which was available at http://repository.jboss.org/maven2. But many resources out there still refer to this repository, and many people face the following error...