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Author Archives: Bernard Ligny

Bernard Ligny
Bernard is a Senior IT Architect working on the Java ecosystem since 1999 in many different functional areas. He feels passionate about building elegant, scalable and effective Java solutions using the most appropriate software and techniques, with these last years a particular interest in E.A.I.

Discovering the power of Apache Camel


These last years, ESB software has been getting more and more popular. If most people usually know what is an ESB, they are fewer to clearly understand the exact role of the different components of such architecture. For instance, Apache ServiceMix is composed of three major components : Apache Karaf (the OSGI container), Apache ActiveMQ (the message broker) and Apache ...

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From Spring to Java EE 6


I recently worked on a quite complex project mixing many Java EE 6 technologies (such as JPA, JAXB, JMS, JTA, JAX-RS, etc…). For productivity and planning reasons, the prototyped application was designed as a standalone pure Spring application. When the development of the real application started, we re-challenged our initial choice (i.e. Spring v3) and analyzed the interest of switching ...

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Do it short but do it right !


Writing concise, elegant and clear code has always been a difficult task for developers. Not only will your colleagues be grateful to you, but you would also be surprised to see how exciting it is to constantly look forward to refactoring solutions in order to do more (or at least the same) with less code. One used to say that ...

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