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Guava Files: Java File Management

Both Groovy and Java SE 7 provide improvements for file management in Java as I discussed in posts here, here, here, and here. However, when a particular Java application is not able to yet use Java SE 7 or Groovy for its file man ...
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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, but I’m not aware of any area in which ...
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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 typical feelings of excitement and disappointm ...
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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 Hilton San Francisco Grand Ballroom B in the ea ...
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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. In this post, I look at a slightly different ver ...
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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 significant technical challenges remain& ...
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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 pensieve described in Harry Potter books and sh ...
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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 Apply.” Joe Winchester has written that Tho ...
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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 post, I look at how to apply Hamcrest’s n ...
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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 that post, I focused particularly on use of JUn ...
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