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Author Archives: Paris Apostolopoulos

Paris is a senior software engineer focusing on J2EE development, loves Business process modelling and is keen on software quality challenges. He is passionate about Java and Java communities. He is a co-founder and administrator of the first Java User Group in greece(JHUG.gr) and occasional speaker on meet-ups and seminars and regular blogger. For his contributions and involvement on the Java community he has been awarded the title of Java Champion in 2007 by Sun Microsystems.

Regarding team building and bonding – on developer teams

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This is something I wanted to write for some months now, especially after my relocation to a new country and a new market. It is about team bonding and performance, in the context of software development teams. A lot of stuff have been written in  books around management or team leading, things like the role of the ‘organization’ aka company, ...

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Java EE7 and Maven project for newbies – part 8

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Part #1, Part #2, Part #3, Part #4, Part #5, Part #6, Part #7  Part #8 It’s been a long time since my last post, for this series of  tutorials. Its time to resume and add new features on our simple project. As I have mentioned in previous posts, this series of posts is targeting mostly Maven and JavaEE7 newcomers, ...

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How to install 3 popular NoSQL databases for development in MacOSX for newbies Part 3 (CouchBase)

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Part 1(Mongodb) Part 2 (Cassandra) Part 3 (CouchBase) In this post we are going to install CouchBase, a NoSQL database that has gained a lot of momentum latetly. CouchBase is very very developer friendly in terms of setting up and getting started time. Actually is the simplest. It offers a single download for many platforms (including MacOSX). You can find ...

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How to install 3 popular NoSQL databases for development in MacOSX for newbies Part 2 (Cassandra)

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Part 1(Mongodb) Part 2 (Cassandra) Part 3 (CouchBase) In this post we will install on our local MacOSX (Yosemite) environment, another famous NoSQL database, the Apache Cassandra. As a developer, I found Datastax, community packaging of Cassandra, very handy, seems they offer ready made MacOSX specific packages. You can of course download and install the the tarballs from Apache or ...

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How to install 3 popular NoSQL databases for development in MacOSX for newbies Part 1 (mongodb)

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Part 1(Mongodb) Part 2 (Cassandra) Part 3 (CouchBase) This post aims to help all developers (not only Java) that want to develop using NoSQL datastores, specifically MongoDB, Cassandra and Couchbase, in MaOSX. Before starting writing code you need to have the db engines installed and ready for tests. So our goal for these mini posts will be to  install all ...

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Do you really want to speed up your Maven compile/packaging? Then takari lifecycle plugin is the answer.

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Like many of you out there, I am working with a multi module Maven project. It is not a huge one comparing to many systems out there, it has 15 modules, with 3 different ear deployments, lots of parametrization with property files and around 100K lines of Java code. During peak development times, the code is heavily refactored, due it’s ...

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Java EE7 and Maven project for newbies – part 7

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Resuming from the previous parts Part #1, Part #2, Part #3, Part #4, Part #5 , Part #6 In the previous post (num 6) we discovered how we can unit test our JPA2 domain model, using Arquillian and Wildfly 8.1 In the post we made a simple configuration decision, we used the internal H2 database that is bundled with Wildfly ...

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Java EE7 and Maven project for newbies – part 6

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Resuming from the previous parts Part #1, Part #2, Part #3, Part #4, Part #5 In the previous post (part 5), we discovered how we can unit test using Arquillian, our EJB services, deploying them in a ‘real’ instance of Wildfly8.1 application server. Extending the previous example we will add some more configuration and code, so that we can add ...

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