List/Grid Yearly Archives: 2012

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Personal gains from contributing to Open Source

Many may find it difficult to understand why certain people spend a lot of their spare time producing stuff without being paid and then give it away for free. Is this altruism on the edge of stupidity or are there personal benefit ...
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Scala for 2012? Deciding Whether to Invest In a Programming Language

I have found it both interesting and rewarding to learn a new programming language or major framework on a roughly yearly basis. If forced to self-identify with any single programming language, it would be Java. However, over the ...
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Git DVCS – Getting started

Git is a distributed revision control system, where every working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities.Git is categorized as DVCS (Distributed Version Control Syste ...
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Best Of The Week – 2011 – W53

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: * 11 Things every Software Developer should be doing in 2012: A great list of t ...
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What I Learnt about JavaFX Today

In case you haven’t heard, JavaFX 2 is the new Desktop / web / client framework for Java. It’s had a considerable overhaul since JavaFX 1 (which was frankly not that impressive). Out has gone the custom scripting language, and ...
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Simplifying RESTful Search

Overview REST architectural pattern is based around two basic principles:Resources as URLs: A resource is something like an entity or a noun in modelling lingo. Anything on a web is identified as a resource and each unique reso ...
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ZK Web Framework Thoughts

I’ve been asked several times to present some of my opinions about ZK. So, based of my experience of 4 years as a ZK user, here’s some thoughts: Overall developer experience, the community and documentation “It just works” ...
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