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Web Development Tools

By Chris Birchall, Re-Engineering Legacy Software Save 39% on Re-Engineering Legacy Software with discount code relegjn14 at manning.com. Every developer is occasionally guilty of writing code knowing it’s not perfect, but is good enough for now. In fact, this is often the correct approach. As Voltaire wrote, “Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.” (Perfect is the enemy of good.) In other words...
on Nov 22, 2014
Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unnamed1/154240269 Content Management and related tools have long been about much more than just content management. You might find yourself strategising around managing not just your content, but also the - customer experience - visibility and flow across different channels - multiple domains - and much more In this post, I’d like to spend some time...
on Aug 26, 2014

Programming

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
Save 42% on Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual with discount code ssjnet14 at manning.com. [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

Extreme Programming

By Elijah Meeks for D3 in Action One of the most popular information visualization charts in D3 is also one of the most maligned: the word cloud. Also known as a tag cloud, the word cloud uses text and text size to represent the importance or frequency of words. Figure 1 shows a thumbnail gallery of 15 word clouds derived from text in a species biodiversity database. Oftentimes, word clouds...
on Nov 10, 2014
By Avi Pfeffer for Practical Probablistic Programming Save 40% on Practical Probabilistic Programming with code pppjn at manning.com. Probabilistic programming is a way to create systems that help us make decisions in the face of uncertainty. Probabilistic reasoning combines our knowledge of a situation with the laws of probability to determine those unobserved factors that are critical to...
on Nov 10, 2014

Blogging

Grokking Algorithms is 40% off with discount code grkamujn at manning.com. Grokking Algorithms is a disarming take on a core computer science topic. In it, you'll learn how to apply common algorithms to the practical problems you face in day-to-day life as a programmer. You'll start with problems like sorting and searching. As you build up your skills in thinking algorithmically, you'll...
on Nov 10, 2014
Alexis Hassler (@alexishassler) is a software developer, specialized in Java and Java EE. He is using JBoss since version 2.0, more than twelve years ago. His business is to code for other companies or help them to improve the way they develop and deploy Java applications. He is co-leader of LyonJUG and helps to organize Mix-IT, an annual conference in Lyon. He recently concluded a WildFly...
on Aug 29, 2014
Around 3 months ago, I have posted one article explaining our approach and consideration to build Cloud Application. From this article, I will gradually share our practical design to solve this challenge. As mentioned before, our final goal is to build a Saas big data analysis application, which will deployed in AWS servers. In order to fulfill this goal, we need to build distributed crawling,...
on Aug 28, 2014

Community

With all of my formal JavaOne conference obligations satisfied, day four was dedicated to listening. Another day, another hotel. The community keynote had a little bit of everything and was in the San Francisco Marriott, bringing to four the total number of separate buildings I had to visit for JavaOne. The complete keynote is available at Oracle. The room was full, and Intel VP Michael...
on Oct 28, 2014
The flow of my JavaOne 2014 experience had each day getting progressively less demanding. Day zero was an eight hour class. Day one was booth duty, a session , EG meeting, and a BOF. By day two, Tuesday, my involvement had reduced to presenting one session, participating in the Hackergarten and meet the experts areas, and a panel discussion. The day began by co-presenting a session with Heather...
on Oct 9, 2014
Update 1: added content about Greg Wilkin's Async IO session. The first real day of the conference began with session one of two obligatory Oracle booth duty assignments. Our booth had two foci: showing off Java EE 7 using the Cargo Tracker Blueprints Application and providing insight into our plans for Java EE 8. To spice things up a bit and perhaps draw some people in, I brought along my kit-...
on Oct 7, 2014
I estimate that this is my 15th or 16th JavaOne. I started in 1998 or 1999 and missed 2003 due to the birth of my first son. Aside from that, I haven't missed one since. I consider myself very blessed to have taken a small part in such a long and fun ride. To add blessing on top of blessing, this is the fourh JavaOne at which I have had the honor to teach a class at Java University. My good...
on Sep 28, 2014
Since begin of the time, the man need to do exchanges of goods materials or services, began with simples goods exchanges. In this time, already has necessity to start the standardization process, the first step was using metals as gold, silver and bronze becoming to representative money today. Nowadays with large number of e-commerce and automation of finance market and another systems that take...
on Aug 25, 2014

JSP

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

JavaOne

Day three was definitely the high point of the conference for me. As anyone who has spoken at tech conferences knows, the point in time when all of one's sessions have been given is the turning point between tempered enjoyment and pure enjoyment of the conference. I was blessed with the scheduling this year; I was all done after Wednesday. This put me in a great frame of mind to enjoy the...
on Oct 17, 2014
Why you should write small libraries that do one thing well, over on my real blog at timboudreau.com A response to Eran Hammer's The Fallacy of Tiny Modules.
on Aug 24, 2014

Performance

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

Education

It’s been a while since I’ve featured a more technically focused post on this blog, so I’ll try to remedy this today. One of the things that became obvious fairly quickly when we released Magnolia 5 in summer 2013 was that most users, when creating custom apps, create so called Content Apps. In other words, and not so surprisingly, people still use Magnolia as a content management system. This...
on Sep 28, 2014

Security

Once upon a time, I published one article explaining the principle to build Stateless Session. Coincidentally, we are working on the same task again, but this time, for a multi-tenant application. This time, instead of building the authentication mechanism ourselves, we integrate our solution into Spring Security framework. This article will explain our approach and implementation. Business...
on Sep 7, 2014