List/Grid Yearly Archives: 2012

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Pair Programming: The disadvantages of 100% pairing

I’ve written a lot of blog posts in the past about pair programming and the advantages that I’ve seen from using this technique but lately I find myself increasingly frustrated ...
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Debugging the JVM

In some (rare) cases you might find yourself in the situation that you managed to crash the JVM itself. I most recently managed this by setting the name of a ThreadGroup to null. In ...
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Best Of The Week – 2012 – W01

Hello guys, Time for the “Best Of The Week” links for the week that just passed. Here are some links that drew Java Code Geeks attention: * DevOps: What it is, and what ...
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5+1 Sonar Plugins you must not miss

This post is a revision of the original post, published last year and it covered Sonar version 2.8. Many months has passed and during this period the Sonar Team released four(4) new ...
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Learning Android: Getting a service to communicate with an activity

In the app I’m working on I created a service which runs in the background away from the main UI thread consuming the Twitter streaming API using twitter4j. It looks like this: public ...
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Introducing Deliberate Caching

A few weeks ago I attended a ThoughtWorks Technology Radar seminar. I worked at ThoughtWorks for years and think if anyone knows what is trending up and down in software development ...
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Java 7: Project Coin in code examples

This blog introduces – by code examples – some new Java 7 features summarized under the term Project Coin. The goal of Project Coin is to add a set of small language changes ...
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Why I Like The Verbosity of Java

Java is too verbose, they say. You can find comparisons of Hello World programs that take 2 lines in ruby and 10 lines in Java, and in order to read a file you need 20 lines in Java ...
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Even simpler scalability with Akka through RegistryActor

Let’s imagine, your system is deployed on one node, where you running actors that literally draining out the resources. You want to add some more nodes running actors of the same ...
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Play framework modules: Divide and conquer

It’s usually the case that you start developing an application and go on fulfilling requirements. When your application grows bigger you start to realize the convenience of separating ...
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