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Stream-Powered Collections Functionality in JDK 8

This post presents application of JDK 8 – introduced Streams with Collections to more concisely accomplish commonly desired Collections-related functionality. Along the way, several ...
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Book Review: Mockito Essentials

The subtitle of Sujoy Acharya‘s Mockito Essentials (Packt Publishing, October 2014) is: “A practical guide to get you up and running with unit testing using Mockito.” ...
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Significant Software Development Developments of 2014

One of my favorite posts to write each year is the year-ending summary of some of the developments in the world of software development that I have read about or observed during that ...
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Three Common Methods Generated in Three Java IDEs

In this post, I look at the differences in three “common” methods [equals(Object), hashCode(), and toString()] as generated by NetBeans 8.0.2, IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.2, and ...
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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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