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JavaFX-Based SimpleDateFormat Demonstrator

One of the things that can be a little tricky for developers new to Java or even for experienced Java developers new to formatting with Java Dates, is the specification of a date/time ...
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NetBeans 7.1: Create a Custom Hint

I have talked about some of my favorite NetBeans hints in the posts Seven NetBeans Hints for Modernizing Java Code and Seven Indispensable NetBeans Java Hints. The fourteen hints covered ...
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JUnit and Hamcrest: Improving On assertEquals

In my blog post Are Static Imports Becoming Increasingly Accepted in Java?, I discussed the increasing use of static imports in Java to make code more fluent in certain contexts. Unit ...
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Are Static Imports Becoming Increasingly Accepted in Java?

There was a time when the use of the word ain’t was widely considered unacceptable, at least in polite society. Indeed, at that time (and perhaps still today), many people did ...
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Java 7’s Support for Suppressed Exceptions

A new constructor and two new methods were added to the Throwable class (parent of Exception and Error classes) in JDK 7. The new constructor and two new methods were added to support ...
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Seven NetBeans Hints for Modernizing Java Code

In the post Seven Indispensable NetBeans Java Hints, I talked about using NetBeans hints in general and then focused on seven hints in particular. The seven hints emphasized in that ...
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Unit Testing is a Means to an End

Most professional software developers these days understand the importance and value of writing and using unit tests. A nice summary of some of the oft-touted and oft-realized benefits ...
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ToString: Hexadecimal Representation of Identity Hash Codes

I have blogged before on the handy Apache Commons ToStringBuilder and I was recently asked what the seemingly cryptic text appearing in the generated String output constitutes. The ...
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How Badly Do We Want a New Java Date/Time API?

The current Java.net poll question is, “How critical is it for JSR-310 (new Date and Time API) to be implemented in Java 8?” At the time of my writing of this post, nearly ...
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Virtualizing Your Java Applications: Best Practices (JavaOne 2011)

Justin Murray started his presentation ["Virtualizing Your Java Applications: Best Practices" (21860)] about five minutes early and began by saying that virtualization has arrived at ...
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