About Steve Perkins

Steve Perkins is the author of “Hibernate Search by Example”, and has over fifteen years of experience working with enterprise Java. Steve lives in Atlanta, GA, USA and currently works as a software architect at BetterCloud, where he writes software for the Google cloud ecosystem.

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Go for Java Programmers: Control Structures

Go (Golang) has only three basic control structures.  However, each of them are significantly more versatile than their Java counterparts. If The if statement should be immediately ...
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Go for Java Programmers: Packages, Functions, and Variables

Go’s Familiar Syntax Due to their shared heritage in the C programming language, Go (aka Golang) code should be fairly recognizable to a Java developer.  Here is the canonical “Hello ...
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Go for Java Programmers: Introduction

Background Go (often referred to as “Golang”) is a fairly new programming language, first conceived in 2007, with version 1.0 launched in 2012.  Its three inventors are currently ...
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WAR files vs. Java apps with embedded servers

Most server-side Java applications (e.g. web or service-oriented) are intended to run within a container.  The traditional way to package these apps for distribution is to bundle them ...
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How to install Oracle’s Java on Ubuntu the easy way

Developers on Ubuntu are accustomed to seeing at least two flavors of Java. OpenJDK is an open-source build of the Java runtime and compiler.  The Oracle JDK is built upon this, but ...
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