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Common Red Flags in Java Development

In several years of developing, reading, reviewing, and maintaining hundreds of thousands of lines of Java code, I have become accustomed to seeing certain “red flags” in ...
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JDK 8′s Calendar.Builder

One of the defining characteristics of the brave new world of Java is the increasing prevalence of the builder pattern in the Java space. Groovy, which appears to be the most popular ...
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JDK 8 Javadoc Tweaked For Methods Listings

Since it’s beginning, Javadoc output has been largely static HTML with navigation links and simple stylesheet styling of its appearance. Java SE 7 saw the first significant change ...
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Becoming Acquainted with Scala

There are many touted benefits of the Scala programming language, especially for Java developers. Among others, Scala’s advertised strengths and advantages include the following:Runs ...
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Bending NetBeans Code Templates to My Will

Anyone who has read any of my posts on NetBeans knows that there are numerous features of NetBeans that I really like. Recently, however, I found myself becoming increasingly irritated ...
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Detecting Java Threads in Deadlock with Groovy and JMX

Unfortunately, Java applications taking advantage of multiple threads can at times run into the dreaded deadlock condition. Fortunately, the Java Platform makes deadlock detection relatively ...
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“Booting AMX” in GlassFish 3 with Groovy

In my previous blog post, I looked at using JMX as one of multiple methods supported by GlassFish 3 for its administration, monitoring, and management. In this blog post, I look in ...
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Monitoring Key JVM Characteristics with Groovy, JMX, and RuntimeMXBean

Since J2SE 5, Platform MBeans have been available that allow some key characteristics regarding the JVM to be monitored and (even managed in some cases) via JMX. In addition, many JVM-based ...
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Multiple Methods for Monitoring and Managing GlassFish 3

GlassFish 3 supports multiple methods of monitoring and management. In this post, I look briefly at the approaches GlassFish provides for administration, monitoring, and management. GlassFish ...
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The Big Java News Keeps Coming: Java SE 6 and OpenJDK

I recently posted Recent Java 8 News, summarizing some of the recent developments in Java 8. In less than a week since publishing that post, several more significant Java news stories ...
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