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Reason for Slower Reading of Large Lines in JDK 7 and JDK 8

I earlier posted the blog post Reading Large Lines Slower in JDK 7 and JDK 8 and there were some useful comments on the post describing the issue. This post provides more explanation ...
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Total Bummer: Pivotal Drops Groovy

Pivotal announced today that Groovy 2.4 And Grails 3.0 will be the last major releases under Pivotal sponsorship. This is big news that has not surprisingly created a lot of buzz in ...
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2015 Starts Off Strong for Java 8

JDK 8 is starting 2015 with a surge in popularity in terms of blog posts and articles. This is coinciding with Java being automatically upgraded to JDK 8 this month. In this post, I ...
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Stream-Powered Collections Functionality in JDK 8

This post presents application of JDK 8 – introduced Streams with Collections to more concisely accomplish commonly desired Collections-related functionality. Along the way, several ...
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Book Review: Mockito Essentials

The subtitle of Sujoy Acharya‘s Mockito Essentials (Packt Publishing, October 2014) is: “A practical guide to get you up and running with unit testing using Mockito.” ...
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Significant Software Development Developments of 2014

One of my favorite posts to write each year is the year-ending summary of some of the developments in the world of software development that I have read about or observed during that ...
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Three Common Methods Generated in Three Java IDEs

In this post, I look at the differences in three “common” methods [equals(Object), hashCode(), and toString()] as generated by NetBeans 8.0.2, IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.2, and ...
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Goodbye, Dr. Dobb’s

Andrew Binstock‘s 16 December 2014 column Farewell, Dr. Dobb’s announces that the Dr. Dobb’s parent company is planning to “sunset” the Dr. Dobb’s ...
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Manipulating JARs, WARs, and EARs on the Command Line

Although Java IDEs and numerous graphical tools make it easier than ever to view and manipulate the contents of Java archive (JAR, WAR, and EAR) files, there are times when I prefer ...
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Cannot Uninstall JavaFX SceneBuilder 1.0 with JDK 8

I was recently removing some of the software development applications, tools, and files I had used from an old Vista-based laptop because the people who are primarily using that laptop ...
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