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Ilias Tsagklis
Ilias is a senior software engineer working in the telecom domain. He is an applications developer in a wide variety of applications/services, currently the technical lead in a in-house PCRF solution. Particularly interested in multi-tier architecture, middleware services and mobile development (contact). Ilias Tsagklis is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.

Best Of The Week – 2011 – W23

Hello guys,

Time for the “Best Of The Week” links for the week that just passed. Here are some links that drew JavaCodeGeeks attention:

* Java Exploits Biggest Threat to PCs?: An article discussing the fact that some Java vulnerabilities are considered top threats to PCs. Security and exploits are usually not taken under consideration in a Java developer’s mind, so this post is definitely interesting.

* Joe Duffy on the Future of Concurrency and Parallelism: A very useful interview with Joe Duffy (lead architect on an OS incubation project at Microsoft) on concurrency and parallelism. Multi-threaded applications, support via libraries and/or core language changes, immutability etc. are discussed.

* Parallel Deployment with Tomcat 7: An article introducing parallel deployment, an incredibly helpful Tomcat feature that allows you to have multiple versions of the same application installed at the same time on a single server. Users with active sessions can continue to use the old application and new users will be routed to the new version.

* The science of software pricing: A detailed article discussing how to determine the ideal pricing point for a software product. As said, pricing is influenced by perception of your software, market conditions and its value.

* Why is your network so slow? Your switch should tell you: A post discussing an often overlooked idea, that the cause of a slow network is actually caused by a problem in the network infrastructure and not the application itself.

* Is REST Successful in the Enterprise?: REST vs SOAP again, this time in the enterprise field. It seems that SOAP’s adaptation remains much stronger in the enterprise in contrast to the publicly facing APIs world. Don’t forget to check Spring 3 RESTful Web Services and RESTful Web Services with RESTeasy JAX-RS on Tomcat 7.

* Updating Java EE in Production: A Report in Three Acts Including a Foreword and an Afterword: An article presenting the results of a survey asking a variety of questions about Java EE production update, i.e. how the applications get updated while in production. Update strategies, methods and tools are discussed.

* The Future of Java EE: A presentation that unveils the features planned for Java EE 7: Cloud Computing support, Modularity enhancements, richer Web Tier – Web Socket, HTML5, JSON-, JMS 2.0, and JPA 2.1, plus the roadmap.

* Terracotta’s Distributed Garbage Collector: This post explains what terracotta’s distributed garbage collector solves. Additionally, it goes through some steps which can help setup DGC so that it catches up with the application’s garbage creation rate.

* Testing Misconceptions: This article presents some misconceptions regarding Test Driven Development (TDD). Code correctness, code changeability, application design and others are discussed.

That’s all for this week. Stay tuned for more, here at JavaCodeGeeks.

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