I thought some of you might be interested in hearing about Java and the Java dev team at a startup that's grown beyond the initial stage. Nexmo is a four year old startup headquartered in San Francisco but with the engineering team based out of techhub London; and is already one of the worlds largest cloud communications companies (cloud communications provides any application with the ability to...
on Mar 16, 2015
Over on my timboudreau.com blog - how I learned to stop worrying and love Maven.
on Mar 8, 2015
Imagine if, for example, the hypervisors that run EC2 were compromised - imagine almost every business you deal with online compromised, all at once. This is the never-talked-about problem with the cloud - over on my timboudreau.com blog.
on Mar 8, 2015
By John Sonmez, Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual
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Now that you’re thinking about your software development career as a business, it’s time to start defining the goals you have for this business.
Not everyone is alike. You might have a very different set of goals for your career...
on Jan 15, 2015
As you may already know, Java's Stream API is one of the most significant features introduced in the latest platform version. Aside from the lambdas, which can reduce the amount of boilerplate code in our code base, the Stream API releases us from the burden to be responsible for how collections are traversed, for example. In the pre-Java8 platform versions, we could either use an implementation...
on Dec 19, 2014
In Eric Schmidt's presentation "How Google Works", he asks and answers the question "What's Different Now?" for businesses in the 21st century. And the answers he gives are:
1. Cloud computing puts a supercomputer in your pocket.
2. Mobile devices mean anyone can reach anyone, anywhere, anytime.
3. All the world's information and media is online.
It's worth asking how this applies to me and you,...
on Nov 13, 2014
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[This article excerpted from Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual.]
In one of my favorite books of all time, The War of Art, Steven Pressfield expounds upon the difference between being a professional and being an amateur:
Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with...
on Oct 22, 2014
The Acteur async web framework has grown some new features over the last year. A really, really simple way to write small, scalable REST servers.
on Aug 24, 2014
Unlock productivity is one of the bigger concerns for any person taking management role. However, people rarely agree on the best approaches to improve performance. Over the years, I have observed different managers using the opposite practices to churn out best performance of the team they are managing. Unfortunately, some works and other don't. To be more accurate, what does not increase...
on Jun 18, 2014
Recently, there is a heaty debate regarding TDD which started by DHH when he claimed that TDD is dead.
This ongoing debate managed to capture the attention of developers world, including us.
Some mini debates have happened in our office regarding the right practices to do testing.
In this article, I will represent my own view.
How many kinds of tests have you seen?
From the time I joined industry...
on May 28, 2014
I've been developing webapps pretty much since the start of the web in the second half of the 90s, and in Java ever since the first edition of Java EE. During that time, I've met many people and have seen many different approaches to both the development and the testing of the code.
One of the funnier parts of web app testing was a testing method used by one of the people I worked with. Between...
on May 26, 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
Lets start with a small quiz: Can you find 3 differences in the pictures below?
Yeah, you got it. That was an easy one. :)
Surprisingly, implementing preview for extra asset types has been relatively simple as well. When coming up with the architecture of DAM, the Magnolia team chose to not generate previews and thumbnails of assets directly in the module, but rather delegate this functionality...
on Dec 31, 2013
One day I found myself in the situation that I had to write a unit test which checks whether my code is annotated in a particular way. I wondered how one could do that without doing an integration test that actually processes that annotations. My first idea was to use the Reflection API, which in fact worked, but was not looking smart. In fact, I wanted to have a Hamcrest matcher instead, since...
on Dec 27, 2013
Redis is a NOSQL database written in C. The Remote Dictionary Server is a key-value data base whose the storage is in memory, then the write and read will fastest way, but which difference between Redis and Cache? What does happen when the database fall down? Will we lost the all informations?
The main goal of this article is talk about the Redis and show an open source project, the redis-...
on Aug 1, 2014
Using the Java 8 Date Time Classes with JPA!
With the Java 8 SE release, developers get a splendid new best-in-class Date-Time API. Wouldn't it be nice if you could use it with JPA? Not so fast. JPA and for that matter JDBC know nothing about the new classes, and if you use them in your entities, JPA will map them to BLOBs in your database by default. This happens in DDL or database creation, in...
on Jun 17, 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
Introduction to Class Diagram
In any project's planning phase, the programmer should describe the behaviour of the different objects that are required to satisfy business use cases. However objects can't emerge from nothing, so you need a template that describe the type of objects that the system will have. As a result, you will need to show a diagram with all the classes involved and their...
on Jan 22, 2014
The Java is a platform which grown up quickly, for many rations such it can write once time and run anywhere, it runs languages on JVM. There is a myth that Java cannot compile its sources on run time, but it's truth?
Have a dynamic language is important to make some projects, for example, calculate taxes to different cities, so the source should be on the database and each city it puts the...
on Jan 19, 2014
HTML Online Editor Sample
I have been contemplating for a number of months about reviewing a cache of articles and videos on topics like Performance tuning, JVM, GC in Java, Mechanical Sympathy, etc... and finally took the time to do it - may be this was the point in my intellectual progress when was I required to do such a thing!
Thanks to Attila-Mihaly for giving me the...
on Jan 17, 2014