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Author Archives: Konrad Garus

Learning to Fail

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Back at university, when I dealt with much low-level problem solving and very basic libraries and constructs, I learned to pay attention to what can possibly go wrong. A lot. Implementing reliable, hang-proof communication over plain sockets? I remember it today, a trivial loop of “core logic” and a ton of guards around it. Now I suspect I am not ...

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Software for Use

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Here’s confession of a full time software developer: I hate most software. With passion.  Why I Hate Software Software developers and people around the process are often very self-centered and care more about having a good time than designing a useful product. They add a ton of cool but useless and bugged features. They create their own layers of frameworks ...

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IO vs. NIO – Interruptions, Timeouts and Buffers

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Let’s imagine a system that sometimes needs to copy a file to a few locations, but in a way where responsiveness is critical. In other words, if for some reason a file system is overloaded and we are unable to write our file in less than a second, it should give up. ExecutorService is a very convenient tool for the ...

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Integrating Spring, Velocity and Tiles

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I like Tiles and I heard a lot about Velocity. They seem to serve different purpose and reportedly are easily married together, so I decided to give it a shot and use them both in Spring web app. The integration actually took many hours and was a real rollercoaster during which I learned a lot about all three technologies. Hopefully ...

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