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Software Developers Hate Worthless Tasks

Most software developers that I know, especially the best ones, loathe worthless tasks. This is probably true of most people who strive to do what they do to the best of their ability, ...
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JavaOne 2012: Difficult Decisions

It was recently announced that the JavaOne 2012 Schedule Builder is now available. I have signed up for my first cut at sessions that I will attend, but found myself experiencing the ...
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Project Lambda: To Multicore and Beyond

The presentation “Project Lambda: To Multicore and Beyond” (Session 27400 and not to be confused with Brian Goetz’s presentation of the same name) was given in the ...
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Hello JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Command Line

I looked at a simple JavaFX version of the ubiquitous Hello World example from a NetBeans 7.1 beta perspective in the blog post Hello JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by NetBeans 7.1 beta. ...
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Project Jigsaw Booted from Java 8?

In his post Project Jigsaw: Late for the train, Mark Reinhold’s proposes ‘to defer Project Jigsaw to the next release, Java 9.’ He explains the reasoning for this: ‘some ...
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The Software Developer’s Pensieve

Fictional stories (especially science fiction) are full of gadgets and other items that I wish were available to me today. One of the fictional items I would most like to have is the ...
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Software Architects Need Not Apply

I saw an online job posting several years ago that listed a set of desired software development and programming skills and concluded with the statement, “Architects Need Not ...
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Moving Beyond Core Hamcrest in JUnit

In the post Improving On assertEquals with JUnit and Hamcrest I introduced use of Hamcrest with JUnit. I then looked at JUnit’s Built-in Hamcrest Core Matcher Support. In this ...
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JUnit’s Built-in Hamcrest Core Matcher Support

In the post Improving On assertEquals with JUnit and Hamcrest, I briefly discussed Hamcrest “core” matchers being “baked in” with modern versions of JUnit. In ...
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NetBeans 7.2 Introduces TestNG

One of the advantages of code generation is the ability to see how a specific language feature or framework is used. As I discussed in the post NetBeans 7.2 beta: Faster and More Helpful, ...
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