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Author Archives: Jelle Victoor

First steps into Scala

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For over a full year now, I’ve been looking into Scala. I have heard many people talk about it passionately and it just got me interested. Also a lot of big companies are investing in this new language. I just figured I had to check it out. In my 4 years of Java programming, I’ve learned the Java EE stack, ...

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Red Hat Openshift: Getting started – Java EE6 in the Cloud

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For a while now I’m looking into ‘the cloud’. Looking into its features, what it can do, why we should switch to ‘ the cloud’, going to talks, talking to people like @maartenballiauw, who is a cloud specialist at RealDolmen. I’ve already deployed an application on google app engine (for java) and I really liked the experience. Some new concepts ...

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Java EE6 CDI, Named Components and Qualifiers

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One of the biggest promises java EE6 made, was to ease the use of dependency injection. They did, using CDI. CDI, which stands for Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE, offers a base set to apply dependency injection in your enterprise application. Before CDI, EJB 3 also introduced dependency injection, but this was a bit basic. You could inject ...

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Java EE Past, Present, & Cloud 7

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One prominent topic of the recent JavaOne 2011 was the next major Java EE 7 release. As stated in the keynotes, the work on it is well underway. It will contain the 28 specifications we already know from the forerunner plus a number of new specs. Nobody can tell you about the exact number at them moment because EE 7 ...

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Java EE6 Decorators: Decorating classes at injection time

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A common design pattern in software is the decorator pattern. We take a class and we wrap another class around it. This way, when we call the class, we always pass trough the surrounding class before we reach the inner class. Java EE 6 lets us create decorators through CDI, as part of their AOP features. If we want to ...

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