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Introducing Hadoop Development Tools

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Few days back Apache Hadoop Development Tools a.k.a. HDT was released.  The projects aims at bringing plugins in eclipse to simplify development on Hadoop platform. This blog aims to provide an overview of few great features of HDT. Single Endpoint The project can act as a single endpoint for your HDFS, Zookeeper and MR Cluster. You can connect to your HDFS/Zookeeper instance ...

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Developing Eclipse plugins

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Recently I started working with a team on an Eclipse plugin. The team had developed an awesome plugin that does the intended purpose. Thus I checked out the source and tried building it. The project source contained all the required libraries and it could only be build in Eclipse. In today’s world of continuous delivery, this is a major impediment as such ...

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In-experienced development = Bowl full of Soup

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There are times when things become an uphill task all of a sudden. It happened to me in my last assignment. I was asked to take charge of an existing product. The product has been under development for about 2 years, and now it needed to fix a few things so that the system can scale well. It started quite ...

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Lets Crunch big data

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As developers our focus is on simpler, effective solutions and thus one of the most valued principle is “Keep it simple and stupid”. But with Hadoop map-reduce it was a bit hard to stick to this. If we are evaluating data in multiple Map Reduce jobs we would end up with code that is not related to business but more ...

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Using EasyMock or Mockito

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I have been using EasyMock for most of time but recently I worked with a few people who were pretty much inclined to use Mockito. Not intending to use two frameworks for the same purpose in the same project I adopted Mockito. So for the last couple of months I have been using Mockito and here is my comparative analysis ...

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Web-service learnings with Apache CXF

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In my last couple of projects I worked with web-services, creating them at some places and consuming them at others. I felt that the standard tasks like creating a client, creating a web service etc are quite straight forward and there are enough resources if you get stuck. But with web services, it is some trivial task that can take ...

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Use java.util.prefs.Preferences instead of java.util.Properties

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A typical installer for an application needs to ask the user a couple of options and some of these are configuration questions e.g. the port on which the application should run, how it should run etc. The application has to remember these options and use them in every run. Standard manner of solving such a problem is to write these ...

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