This a fun story rather than a deep technical discussion of some performance issue, measure or tool. My memory was jogged by a story (http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=Negative_2000_Lines_Of_Code.txt) in which Bill Atkinson reported producing -2000 lines of code on his weekly productivity report and by Kevlin Henney retweeting one of my one liners, features are the asset, code is a...
on Apr 2, 2014
"First-class functions in Java 8" - is a video tutorial from Java 8 in Action: Lambdas, Streams, and functional-style programming by Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, and Alan Mycroft.
The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/Rd-sqHjmfB0
Java developers are hearing a lot of buzz about functional-style programming, especially with Java 8's addition of lambda expressions. This video introduces...
on Mar 17, 2014
While parts of the cloud IT that are still being hyped are changing rapidly, the whole segment is not past the hype yet. The cloud report  that Gartner published 9 months ago still holds true today.
Reports of disillusioned customers of such solutions  are a clear sign that the hype might have reached its peak for most parts of cloud offerings, though. And while many articles discuss the...
on Mar 30, 2014
This entry lists Ed’s picks for the brand new JavaLand conference. Many of the talks are in German, but there is enough English to make it worth your time. It looks like there is a lot more English content in day two. Also, the conference was endorsed by java.net editor Kevin Farnham in his blog post from Saturday, 1 March 2014.
Monday 25 March 2014
Welcome and Keynote, Fried Saacke,...
on Mar 3, 2014
I presented this demo at DevNexus 2014 in Atlanta today. It is Reza's demo with just a pinch more Java EE thrown in. This blog entry covers how to fully internationalize an AngularJS application with just a pinch of Java EE.
Reza hosts the code for this demo on his github. The demo has a chat client and a todo list. This blog entry only looks at the chat client, and assumes basic familiarity...
on Feb 25, 2014
This blog entry describes an unsupported process for overwriting the version of Mojarra that comes bundled in WLS 12.1.2 and beyond with an arbitrary version (from groupId org.glassfish artifactId javax.faces). Sometimes it is necessary to upgrade the version of Mojarra that comes bundled in WebLogic Server with a different version, either newer or older. One such usage: the Mojarra team at...
on Feb 14, 2014
Nimbus is a cross-platform look and feel introduced in the Java SE 6 Update 10 (6u10) release. Based on Synth Look and Feel you can modify global properties. Properties can be simple (for example colors or dimensions) or more complex (for example Painters).
If you want to create you own painter you will probably extends AbstractRegionPainter which is used to paint a certain Region (a region...
on Mar 13, 2014
Nimbus is a cross-platform look and feel introduced in the Java SE 6 Update 10 (6u10) release. It's not a perfect look and feel for several reasons but it has great potential. One of these reasons is the lack of window decorations support (Bug JDK-6675399).
You can check the window decorations support of a look and feel by simply call the method getSupportsWindowDecorations on it....
on Feb 26, 2014
on Mar 12, 2014
This is a continuation of the previous post titled (Part 1 of 3): Synopsis of articles & videos on Performance tuning, JVM, GC in Java, Mechanical Sympathy, et al.
Without any further ado, lets get started with our next set of blogs and videos, chop...chop...! This time its Martin Thompson's blog posts and talks. Martin's first post on Java Garbage...
on Feb 17, 2014
In the most recently completed Java.net poll, the community selected Jenkins as its preferred Continuous Integration (CI) server. This was the third in a series of Java.net polls related to Java tools. A total of 260 votes were cast in the poll.
The exact question and results were:
Which Continuous Integration (CI) server do you prefer?
7% (17 votes) - Bamboo
1% (2 votes) - Continuum
on Mar 9, 2014
In this post, I try to give a reasonable account of Java's error handling system being as it is that the handling of errors is a concern that any reasonable programming language must find some way to contend with. Java's error handling methodology is based on an idea of exceptions.
An exception is a condition that prevents your program from further executing along the current path. It signifies...
on Mar 5, 2014
If you have followed previous posts, you might begin to perceive a pattern in the semantics of the Java programming language. If not, it might help to go over previous posts as I tend to return to expand on previous topics or add clearer examples as time permits. Inner classes might at first seem like a whole new language to the uninitiated but they are a nice feature in Java that allow you to...
on Feb 20, 2014
In the normal course of solving a general programming problem, it is almost certain that you will become compelled to create, and identify useful ways by which one may hold any number of objects within your program. In Java, you are normally inclined toward the array as the natural choice for holding a group of primitives, but this has the obvious limitation of being of a fixed size, whereas,...
on Feb 12, 2014
In this last part, we will define styles for our frame. These styles will be shared by our border and our title pane to give to our frame decoration a look similar to the nimbus internal frame.
There is some interesting code in the class NimbusLookAndFeel, unfortunately it's private. The inner class NimbusProperty will look up for standard key names. The class is usually used to easily populate...
on Mar 2, 2014
Web Services and XML
It actually happened a few weeks ago already, but I simply didn't find the time to spread the word earlier -- just too much other stuff to do (see end of posting), so I tell you now: WebDAV Support for JAX-RS 1.2 is out!
What has happened since 1.1?
First of all, 1.2 is a complete internal overhaul, which not only finally is covered with unit tests rather completely (which revealed several...
on Mar 1, 2014
In late January I considered what I'd do if I had several free months to wander Europe. A look at the Lanyard Java Conferences calendar gave me a great idea: I could wander through Europe from Java conference to Java conference, while also enjoying everything in between! My imaginary trip started in Stockholm, Sweden, with Jfokus 2014. I'm now traveling 1400 km southwest, to Brühl, Germany, for...
on Mar 1, 2014
I've been blessed with the opportunity to speak at DevNexus 2014. This is my first time speaking at a DevNexus event and I'm excited at the opportunity to meet and learn from many top-name speakers currently practicing today. As I planned out my time here are the sessions I've added to my calendar.
Day 1: Monday 24 February
09:00 Welcome and Sven Peters Keynote, Hall A
From the buzz around...
on Feb 18, 2014
What is Java?
Java is an high-level programming language created by James Gosling from Sun Microsystems on 1991, released on 1995. Nowadays, Oracle Corporation has the steermanship for Java. Its license is GNU General Public License (GPL).
Is executed on more than 850 millions of devices on all over the world. Java applications are compiled to bytecode that can run on any Java Virtual Machine (...
on Jan 30, 2014
The new version of Easy-Cassandra, the version 2.0.1, have launched, some news are:
Refactoring constructor on Session Factory
QueryBuilder (InsertBuilder, UpdateBuilder, DeleteBuilder, SelectBuilder and BatchBuilder)
Go faster both write and read
More supports to Spring-Data
As have an easier the configuration a Session Factory, it was made the ClustInformation, this...
on Feb 13, 2014