Over the past week, I spent some time looking at Java based template engines. Typically I need templating support for two areas.
Recently, I got a task where licensing was required to be added. I have done such tasks using ant in the past but this time I was supposed to use maven.
The Code Coverage metric that most quality-conscious software engineers cherish doesn’t guarantee anything.
There are a lot of ALM tools out there - so many that it can become a problem to keep it all straight, and it can be difficult to track information between platforms. That's the problem that the newest version of Collabnet's Teamforge, 7.2, aims to address: the interconnection of disparate tools.
The word "legacy" has a lot of connotations. Mostly bad ones. We seem to forget that our beautiful code gets to “legacy“ status three days after writing it
I have taken the time to upgrade my simple Java rule engine so that it supports Java 8 lambdas and streams and it is now published in Maven Central.
This article shows how to mock your JMS infrastructure using MockRunner and test it using Spring.
In our modern age, security is a feature. You can sell it. If you get caught without it your brand and your customers can be hurt.
If you feel like your small business is immune from cyber attacks simply because it isn’t a large corporation, think again. While small businesses may not have the same finances as bigger ones, they still make tempting targets for determined hackers.
So you’ve got your own personal Git use dialled in, you’ve got a server environment configured with commits flying into your project like crazy. Now you’re ready to start leveraging the power of Git with others.
I've recently been changing joind.in's Vagrant system to use Debian and one issue I came across was getting Mailcatcher to start on boot and integrate property with the service command.
This article represents top 5 coding practices related with Java exception handling that you may want to watch out for or better say, avoid, while doing coding for exception handling.
Though I love learning new programming techniques and technologies, I often struggle to make them a part of my normal development processes
Disclaimer: this is not a TDD vs. BDD post – now that we’ve got that out of the way let’s discuss the thing I hate most about BDD…
I’m going to try to explain the alternatives for Trunk Based Development (TBD) in terms of branch layout. There’s few different styles, that different types of development organization might try to implement.
Today, DZone released its latest Refcard: Getting Started with Scala. If you're interested in learning more about Scala or sharpening your skills, we decided to dig into the DZone archives and find some of the most popular posts we've had on the topic.
When we talk about testability we usually mean "hard to test". That is a whole discussion by itself, because "hard to test" is also subjective. If we follow the theme of testing as an investment to minimize future maintenance costs, then "hard to test" translates to "Costly to test" or "risky to test".
Understanding a software design proposal is so much easier once you can actually visualize it.
Crowdsourcing has had a pretty big impact upon most industries, but perhaps software development has seen a bigger impact than most. The rise of social coding sites such as BitBucket and GitHub have transformed the way software projects are undertaken.
One of the most poorly understood concepts in product/software development is incremental delivery.
The developer survey from DZone's 2014 Guide to Continuous Delivery gave us a few more insights than we were able to include in the guide. For a bit more detail on tool usage in Continuous Delivery, we've created this new infographic.
If you understand the definition of“average” you shouldn’t be offended by me calling a large number of programmers average or below.
The traditional Ops toolkit often involves a range of tools that help monitor trends in KPIs as well as tools that perform different periodic health checks on key components of your systems.
I recently put together an end-to-end demo showing step-by-step how to set up a Continuous Delivery pipeline to help automate your deployments and shorten your cycle times for getting code from development to production.
No one loves Null Pointer Exceptions ! Is there a way we can get rid of them ? Maybe . . .