One of the first things we did as we began to learn about Java was to create our own library of Java books.
Every member of the development team was given the chance (and funding) to build their own collection of books.
In time, these book collections became a sort of "comfort blanket" for the developers.
In addition to being a valuable source of reference material,
these collections act as a...
Java User Groups
One of the biggest challenges facing us during the creation of our first Java application
was learning to develop with the Java programming language.
We were concerned about how well our team of developers would learn and adapt to Java.
Since Java was an object-oriented programming language, we had object-oriented concepts to learn as well.
Our first Java training class was titled, "Developing...
Assembling a team of Java developers can be a challenging task.
Getting the right people together requires a combination of luck, skill, and plenty of patience.
When someone new joins your team, they could also be new to your company.
Over the years, we have conducted many job interviews of Java developer candidates wishing to join our team and company.
Our Java job interview format is simple and...
Our team of Java developers consists of people with various backgrounds and skill levels.
Everyone has a role and is assigned tasks based on that role.
Team members are expected to know basic programming concepts, core Java and core J2EE.
In addition; database access, web-browser, client/server concepts are required as well.
It didn't take long for our team to realize there was a lot more to know...
What is SPARQL?
by David Wood, Marsha Zaidman, Luke Ruth, and Michael Hausenblas, authors of Linked Data
SPARQL is the query language for RDF and Linked Data. SPARQL is to RDF data as the Structured Query Language (SQL) is to a relational database. SPARQL's name is nicely pronounceable and sounds interesting and fresh. SPARQL is interesting and fresh. This article, based on chapter 5 from...
Six Ways You're Using Responsive Design Wrong
by Matthew Carver, author of The Responsive Web
Staying on the cutting edge of of web design can be tough, and oftentimes you only learn from making mistakes. Making mistakes is sometimes the best way to know that you are breaking new ground. In this article, Matthew Carver, the author of The Responsive Web, gives a few tips that his experience in...
The Foundations of Mobile First Design
by Matthew Carver, author of The Responsive Web
In this article from The Responsive Web, author Matthew Carver opens up a discussion of how to build a site for a mobile or small-screen device using a graphic design program, such as Photoshop.
Building a site in its smallest iteration first affords the designer a lot of opportunities. By starting in a...
I have a new blog at http://timboudreau.com - and there are new NetBeans plugins for node.js, source code for the NetBeans VNC modules, plus a nifty Netty-based framework for asnchronous web apps, and more.
Natural User Interaction with Drag-and-Drop
by Rob Crowther, author of Hello! HTML5 and CSS3
From 0 to First Hit with Grails Support
by Glen Smith and Peter Ledbrook, authors of Grails in Action, Second Edition
Grails is a next-generation Java web development framework that generates great developer productivity gains through the confluence of a dynamic language, a Convention over Configuration philosophy, powerfully pragmatic supporting tools, and an agile perspective drawn from the...
Do You Want to Get This Message?
by Mark Fisher, Jonas Partner, Marius Bogoevici, and Iwein Fuld, authors of Spring Integration in Action
Spring Integration allows you to selectively process messages and define alternative routes within the system. In this article, based on chapter 6 of Spring Integration in Action, you'll see how you can limit the scope of what your components will handle by...
Architecture and Star Schema
by William D. Back, Nicholas Goodman, and Julian Hyde, authors of Mondrian in Action
Mondrian is expecting to perform its analytic magic on top of a star schema. In this article, based on chapter 3 of Mondrian in Action, the authors cover the general architecture of an analytic solution and then explore star schemas, the "best practice" database modeling technique...
ScalaTest is a xUnit style testing framework. An actor is an object that can be reached through an address, processes messages from a mailbox and sends messages to other actors using the same type of addresses. An actor encapsulates state; it does not share this state with anyone. An actor has behavior, it does something specific with the messages it receives. This article, based on a portion of chapter 2 from Akka in Action, shows how to test actors and send one-way messages.
A few thoughts on how logging ought to be over at my new blog.
Launched the latest Easy-cassandra version, that come with improvements to manage multi-nodes. Use many node is very usefully in Cassandra because avoid bottlenecks, fault tolerance, elasticity.
After have multi-nodes in Cassandra, the next step is divide task between their. Secondly join the databases like only one ( reply all information among their...
The Java.net MSRP (Message Session Relay Protocol) project team has announced the release of Version 1.0.3.FINAL. If you're not familiar with MSRP, it's an open source library that implements the IETF's RFC 4975 (that is, the Message Session Relay Protocol). RFC 4975 defines MSRP as...
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repositories often have a lot of types defined, sometimes hundreds in extreme cases. This means that there needs to be a way to organize and retrieve them in a scalable fashion. Some repository designs treat these type collections as a large flat list, while others treat them as a hierarchy. This article based on a portion of chapter 4 from CMIS and Apache Chemistry in Action covers type collections and how to navigate, retrieve, and examine them with two code examples showing basic techniques for each. The code examples assume the reader has the Apache Chemistry Workbench running, and that they have access to a public or local CMIS repository. If you would like step-by-step instructions for setting up these prerequisite tools please read Chapter 1 of the book which is a free download from Manning available at the book link. All of the code in this article is written in Groovy and can be executed exactly as shown in the Console window of the Apache Chemistry Workbench.
Here are my slides on my "Remoting Retrospective" presentation at JavaOne 2012.
Java Web Services and XML
My JavaOne BOF6984. Main take-away: think long and hard before you use WebSockets for anything other than their intended use-case: real-time events.