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
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
Acteur is a pattern for pipelining work - a little DI functional goodness for Java. I might have been speaking Swahili when I wrote about Acteur last month. So here's a simple explanation of the design pattern behind it, with a simple sample project.
on Jun 5, 2013
How to use JDK 7's AutoCloseable for more than just I/O - it's actually quite useful in your own APIs. See the real full blog over on timboudreau.com.
on Jun 4, 2013
Atlassian has made some seriously great products, for example the project tracker JIRA. We recently upgraded our rather archaic version of JIRA at Magnolia to the latest and greatest offering. Everyone in the team found something in this upgrade. Some of us were desperate to use GreenHopper, others were looking forward to a better LDAP integration, and my personal favourite was the new REST API...
on Feb 20, 2013
Bugs are inevitable. Even after you thought you have finished coding your work, another bug creeps in, making you want to wish the bugs were real tangible objects that you could squish with your bare hands. Being a developer, you should be armed with the right weapons to battle bugs for they come almost all the time. In fact, they are building yet another Death Star. If you don't get vigilant,...
on Oct 24, 2012
The Oracle Storage Cloud Service provides both REST and Java APIs for managing storage containers. As the REST APIs are OpenStack Swift compliant, you can also use third party tools such as the CloudBerry Explorer for OpenStack to manage your storage containers.
The values needed to add a new OpenStack Storage Account connection will be found in the REST Endpoint, which you can find on your...
on Dec 30, 2014
Oracle Developer Cloud Service is included as a free entitlement with Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle Messaging Cloud Service. The Developer Cloud Service includes all the tools you need to support the team development lifecycle. There are popular open source tools such as Git, Maven and Hudson. There's also task management, code reviews and a wiki.
The easiest way to experience the Oracle...
on Oct 22, 2014
A few thoughts on how logging ought to be over at my new blog.
on Dec 5, 2012
There are occasions when you need to know how much space a particular data structure is taking. You may have seen my recent newsletter about Java "sizeof" implementations which allow you to do that. Finding which sizeof to use was one of my first tasks after joining Nexmo, a telecom startup (though seeing as it's already one of the global leaders in SMS volume and application-to-person messaging...
on Oct 7, 2014
On January 2nd I received a New Year's gift, my "Welcome to Oracle Cloud" email. I had requested a 30-day free trial back on October 17, when the Oracle Cloud was first announced, and had basically forgotten all about it. If you haven't already, request a trial account for yourself:
The Oracle Cloud integrates very nicely with Eclipse, NetBeans and JDeveloper, where you can develop and...
on May 29, 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
The data computation layer in between the data persistent layer and the application layer is responsible for computing the data from data persistence layer, and returning the result to the application layer. The data computation layer of Java aims to reduce the coupling between these two layers and shift the computational workload from them. The typical computation layer is characterized with...
on Jul 31, 2013
Recently, I read Why Big Data Projects Fail by Stephen Brobst. I can’t agree more with his opinions which exposed the problem I’ve been worried about. In this article, I am going to further discuss this topic to remind the enterprises to beware of falling into such pitfall of failure.
Let’s have a look on a positive example. As a successful enterprise in leveraging big data, how does Google make...
on Jul 24, 2013
Setting up SBT and an SBT Build
by Joshua D. Suereth and Matthew Farwell, authors of SBT in Action
The simple build tool (SBT) is a tool for building Java and Scala projects. SBT aims to build well and allow users to customize endlessly, but above all, SBT strives to provide consistency of basic concepts so that, once learned, you don’t have to unlearn them as you dive deeper into the build...
on Apr 12, 2013
Just recently I was engaged to assist with an application that wasn’t behaving. The application, running in a 1.7.0_45 JVM, relied heavily on a 3rd party SAAS framework. That vendor provided my client with a list of 26 different JVM flags that should be set. When faced with this long list of flags I couldn’t resist asking why all the flags and why these flags. After all there are more than 700...
on Dec 11, 2013
I was pleased at JavaOne 2012 to have an opportunity to converse with JFrog founder Yoav Landman (@yoavlandman). JFrog, in case you're unfamiliar with the company name, is the inventor of Artifactory, the Java repository management solution that won a 2011 Duke's Choice Award. They also regularly produce cool swag tshirts (see below).
Yoav was very busy at JavaOne 2012, but with advance...
on Nov 27, 2012
In preparing for my JavaOne 2012 conversation with Java Champion Fabiane Bizinella Nardon, I was considering lots of questions about her work in the Brazilian health care system (her work as architect of what's considered the world's largest Java EE application won a Duke's Choice Award in 2005), about the state of Java in Brazil, about her co-leadership of Java.net's Java Tools Community, etc....
on Nov 19, 2012