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Markus Eisele01/31/12
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The Heroes of Java: Trisha Gee

The 11th part of my "Heroes of Java" interview series. Thanks for following it! Stay tuned for the next parts!

Jay Fields01/31/12
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Lessons Learned while Introducing a New Programming Language

I've used a lot of languages (professionally) over the years: (off the top of my head) Cold Fusion, HTML, Javascript, php, SQL, CSS, ASP(classic & .net), C#, Ruby, Flex, Java, & Clojure. Each language has pros and cons. Being a programmer, it's...

Eric Genesky01/31/12
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Spring onto Heroku

Deploying your application into the cloud is a great way to scale from "wouldn't it be cool if.." to giving interviews to Forbes, Fast Company, and Jimmy Fallon. Heroku makes it super easy to provision everything you need, including a Neo4j...

Tomasz Nurkiewicz01/31/12
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Gentle introduction to WADL (in Java)

WADL (Web Application Description Language) is to REST what WSDL is to SOAP.

Stoimen Popov01/31/12
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Algorithm of the Week: Data Compression with Relative Encoding

I will show you how you can save space for certain implementations by reducing the amount of characters you are encoding using relative encoding.

Matt Casters01/30/12
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Visually programming Hadoop with Kettle

More than 6 years ago I announced on Javalobby the open source availability of a data integration tool called Kettle. This tool and the community around it has grown tremendously since then. From a one-person project it grew to have over 60 committers on...

Micheal Shallop01/30/12
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Renaming mongodb Columns

Today I was putzing around in the geo-spatial collection when I noticed that I had an unhappy over one of the column names within the collection.In the mySQL world, changing a column name is pretty straight-forward courtesy of the alter...

Jason Hull01/30/12
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Indexing Chinese in Solr

Recently, we had a project where we helped a client index a corpus of Chinese language documents in Solr. We have asked Dan Funk, a committer to Project Blacklight to provide a guest blog post for us on the details of how to approach indexing Chinese,...

Evgeny Goldin01/30/12
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Configuration Management can be done by anyone. Or can it?

Configuration Management was always my passion. Somehow, I have always had this thing for builds. I don’t know why, it just happens to be that way. Over the last 10 years I have accepted various development positions, but very few were actually related...

Swizec Teller01/30/12
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Heroku, MongoDB, node.js – a problem

A couple facts about three cool technologies

Robin Bramley01/30/12
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Grails & Hudson / Jenkins: Monitoring Build Status

There are a number of ways you can monitor the progress of your Grails build: using the Hudson / Jenkins web app; or leveraging the API: from your IDE, bespoke API clients or even your enterprise monitoring client. We’ll look at all of them here and...

Veera Sundar01/30/12
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The Rise of the Front End Developers

In any web development company, there exists two different worlds; well there are more, but we’ll just focus on - front end (designers) & back end (developers) The Front end guys are responsible for making something that is visible to the end users...

Nicolas Frankel01/30/12
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Adapters in JAXB

Java XML Binding (aka JAXB) is part of many applications since it provides a convenient API to marshall/unmarshall Java to/from XML. Like so many area, the devil is in the detail, like when one has to unmarshall a JAXB-incompatible class. Such classes come...

Craig Flichel01/30/12
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Why you shouldn't use Quartz Scheduler

If you need to schedule jobs in Java, it is fairly common in the industry to use Quartz directly or via Spring integration.

Jakub Holý01/30/12
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How to Create Maintainable Acceptance Tests

This post summarizes what I’ve learned from various sources about making acceptance or black-box tests maintainable. This topic is of great interest to me because I believe in the benefits that acceptance tests can bring (such as living documentation) ...