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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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Java Extension Mechanism Loads All JARs

The Java Extension Mechanism is described in the Java Tutorial as a “standard, scalable way to make custom APIs available to all applications running on the Java platform.” ...
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Java Minor Releases Scheme Tweaked Again

In 2013, Oracle announced the Java SE – Change in Version Numbering Scheme. The announcement stated that Limited Update releases (those “that include new functionality and ...
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NetBeans 8.0’s Five New Performance Hints

NetBeans 8.0 introduces several new Java hints. Although there are a large number of these new hints related to Java Persistence API, I focus on five new hints in the Performance category. The ...
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JavaOne 2014 Observations by Proxy

I wasn’t able to attend JavaOne this year, but have been happy to see some online resources covering what happened at JavaOne 2014. In this post, I summarize some of the observations ...
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ChoiceFormat: Numeric Range Formatting

The Javadoc for the ChoiceFormat class states that ChoiceFormat “allows you to attach a format to a range of numbers” and is “generally used in a MessageFormat for ...
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Date/Time Formatting/Parsing, Java 8 Style

Since nearly the beginning of Java, Java developers have worked with dates and times via the java.util.Date class (since JDK 1.0) and then the java.util.Calendar class (since JDK 1.1). ...
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Big Java News in Late Summer 2014

As is typical when JavaOne is imminent, there has been much big news in the Java community recently. This post briefly references three of these items (Java SE 8 updates, Java SE 9, ...
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