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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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JavaFX 2.0 Bar and Scatter Charts (and JavaFX 2.1 StackedBarCharts)

JavaFX 2.0 provides built-in capabilities for generating charts, a capability found within the javafx.scene.chart package. In this post, I look at creating bar charts and a scatter ...
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Book Review: JBoss AS 7: Configuration, Deployment, and Administration

I eagerly accepted Packt Publishing‘s invitation to review JBoss AS 7: Configuration, Deployment, and Administration because it has been several years since I last used JBoss ...
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Book Review: JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example

Although Oracle’s changes to JavaFX at JavaOne 2010 and JavaOne 2011 have converted me from a skeptic to a believer when it comes to JavaFX, the shift in JavaFX vision has not ...
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Integrating JavaFX 2.0 with Swing and SWT

One of the improvements in JavaFX with JavaFX 2.0 has been greater ease of interoperability with Swing and SWT. Several online resources document how this is done. These include Integrating ...
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Scala for 2012? Deciding Whether to Invest In a Programming Language

I have found it both interesting and rewarding to learn a new programming language or major framework on a roughly yearly basis. If forced to self-identify with any single programming ...
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Significant Software Development Developments of 2011

As I did in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, I summarize some of the software development events of 2011 that I find most significant. All of the normal caveats still apply: this list is ...
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