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Processing huge files with Java

I recently had to process a set of files containg historical tick-by-tick fx market data and quickly realized that none of them could be read into memory using a traditional InputStream ...
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Motivation, Creativity and Innovation

I am a strong believer in that every individual on this earth can be creative and that hard focused work beats natural talent in every way. Personally I get really inspired by observing ...
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The crystal ball illusion

I have noticed that people sometimes avoid doing thorough testing. This may sound as bogus to some, but hear me out… I do understand why this happen. Tests can create a feeling of ...
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Open Source Culture and Ideals

Watching the commercial software industry frenetically trying to make process work occasionally feels similar to watching tragicomedy. This constant struggle of trying to force their ...
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Personal gains from contributing to Open Source

Many may find it difficult to understand why certain people spend a lot of their spare time producing stuff without being paid and then give it away for free. Is this altruism on the ...
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Configuration Management in Java EE

Configuration Management has a lot of relevance in Cloud Computing as I tried to argue earlier. Actually, I would boldly claim that Configuration Management is a corner stone in any ...
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When Clouds Clear

When I first heard about Cloud Computing a few year back I was sceptical, not really paying attention to it, thinking that this is the next IT bubble just begging to pop. But as the, ...
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The Truly Educated Never Graduate

Science can be very complex in theory and people failing to think in these abstract terms probably get cold feet prematurely in their choice of education. Other people have a hard time ...
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Quick tips for improving Java apps performance

Ever had performance problems? Yeah me too. If my manager screams “faaaaster” one more time, i will have hearing impairment for the rest of my life. BTW, did i sense a German pronunciation ...
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Google Guava Libraries Essentials

I want code to be simple-n-short, on-point and easy to read. Unnecessary complexity distract and obscure understanding of what is really going on and can be a real killer for productivity. ...
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