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JavaOne 2014 Observations by Proxy

I wasn’t able to attend JavaOne this year, but have been happy to see some online resources covering what happened at JavaOne 2014. In this post, I summarize some of the observations ...
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ChoiceFormat: Numeric Range Formatting

The Javadoc for the ChoiceFormat class states that ChoiceFormat “allows you to attach a format to a range of numbers” and is “generally used in a MessageFormat for ...
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Date/Time Formatting/Parsing, Java 8 Style

Since nearly the beginning of Java, Java developers have worked with dates and times via the java.util.Date class (since JDK 1.0) and then the java.util.Calendar class (since JDK 1.1). ...
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Big Java News in Late Summer 2014

As is typical when JavaOne is imminent, there has been much big news in the Java community recently. This post briefly references three of these items (Java SE 8 updates, Java SE 9, ...
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Java Numeric Formatting

I can think of numerous times when I have seen others write unnecessary Java code and I have written unnecessary Java code because of lack of awareness of a JDK class that already provides ...
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jinfo: Command-line Peeking at JVM Runtime Configuration

In several recent blogs (in my reviews of the books Java EE 7 Performance Tuning and Optimization and WildFly Performance Tuning in particular), I have referenced my own past blog posts ...
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Autoboxing, Unboxing, and NoSuchMethodError

J2SE 5 introduced numerous features to the Java programming language. One of these features is autoboxing and unboxing, a feature that I use almost daily without even thinking about ...
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Books That Have Most Influenced My Software Development Career

I have read numerous books on software development and have learned valuable things from most of them, but a small subset of these books has significantly influenced me and how I develop ...
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Applying S.T.O.P. To Software Development

The acronym STOP (or STOPP) is used by several organizations (United States Army, Hunter’s Ed, Mountain Rescue, Search and Rescue, Boy Scouts of America), often for describing ...
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Custom Cassandra Data Types

In the blog post Connecting to Cassandra from Java, I mentioned that one advantage for Java developers of Cassandra being implemented in Java is the ability to create custom Cassandra ...
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