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Native Java Packaging with NetBeans 7.4

One of the new features of NetBeans 7.4 that made the “NetBeans 74 NewAndNoteworthy” page is “Native Packaging,” which is described on that page as “JavaSE ...
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Too Many Parameters in Java Methods, Part 8: Tooling

The first seven posts of my series of dealing with too many parameters expected in Java methods focused on alternative approaches to reduce the number of parameters a method or constructor ...
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Too Many Parameters in Java Methods, Part 7: Mutable State

In this seventh post of my series on addressing the issue of too many parameters in a Java method or constructor, I look at using state to reduce the need to pass parameters. One of ...
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Too Many Parameters in Java Methods, Part 6: Method Returns

In the current series of posts I am writing on reducing the number of parameters required to call Java methods and constructors, I have focused so far on approaches that directly affect ...
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Too Many Parameters in Java Methods, Part 5: Method Naming

In my previous post (Part 4 of my series on dealing with too many parameters in Java methods), I looked at method overloading as one approach to providing clients with versions of methods ...
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Too Many Parameters in Java Methods, Part 4: Overloading

One of the problems with expecting too many parameters to be passed to a Java method is that it is more difficult for the client of that method to be determine that they are passing ...
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Too Many Parameters in Java Methods, Part 3: Builder Pattern

In my two immediately previous posts, I looked at reducing the number of parameters required for a constructor or method invocation via custom types and parameter objects. In this post, ...
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Too Many Parameters in Java Methods, Part 2: Parameters Object

In my previous post, I looked at some of the problems associated with long parameters lists for methods and constructors. In that post, I discussed replacing primitives and built-in ...
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Too Many Parameters in Java Methods, Part 1: Custom Types

I consider lengthy parameters lists in constructors and methods to be another “red flag” in Java development that may not necessarily be “wrong” in terms of ...
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JavaOne 2013 Vicariously

I was disappointed that I was not able to attend JavaOne 2013, but was happy to see numerous useful posts covering this annual conference. In this post, I link to many of these resources ...
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