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Author Archives: Andriy Andrunevchyn

Software developer with 8 years of experiences in development of java enterprise solutions. Passionate about high load and distributed application development. In recent years, primarily involved in architectural design and team management. Lead of JUG Lviv (Ukraine), initiator of JDay Lviv

If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy

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The odd, but popular, assertion that Java is dying can be made only in spite of the evidence, not because of it. A recurring prejudice in the forums where the cool kids hang out (Hacker News, Reddit, etc.) is against Java, the language. The oft-repeated sentiments are that Java is verbose and fading in popularity. While I accept the first descriptor, ...

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1000 Responses to Java Is Not Dying

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When 1000 comments are posted on an editorial, it’s worth considering what is being said. My editorial last week, ” If Java is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy”  hit a nerve in various developer communities. Between Reddit, Hacker News, and Slashdot, it received more than 1,000 comments. Curiously, very few commenters disputed my central argument; namely, that the common ...

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Guava’s EventBus – Simple Publisher/Subscriber

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Looking over recent additions to Google’s Guava Libraries Release 10 I noticed the addition of EventBus. This is a lightweight implementation of a publish-subscribe style messaging system. This is similar to the publish-subscribe model provided by JMS, however the messages remain within the application rather than being broadcast externally. EventBus allows you to create streams within your program to which ...

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5 Reasons to use Guava

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Guava is an open source library containing many classes for Java and written by Google. It’s a potentially useful source of miscellaneous utility functions and classes that I’m sure many developers have written themselves before, or maybe just wanted and never had time to write. Here’s 5 good reasons to use it! 1. Collection Initializers and Utilities Generic homogeneous collections ...

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