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ArrayList vs LinkedList

I must confess the title of this post is a little bit catchy. I have recently read this blog post and this is a good summary of  discussions & debates about this subject. But this ...
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Extending Guava caches to overflow to disk

Caching allows you to significantly speed up applications with only little effort. Two great cache implementations for the Java platform are the Guava caches and Ehcache. While Ehcache ...
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The Logging Olympics – A Race Between Today’s Top 5 Java Logging Frameworks

Developers: Takipi tells you when new code breaks in production –  Learn moreLog4J vs SLF4J simple vs Logback vs Java Util Logging vs LOG4J2 Logging is an age-old and intrinsic ...
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Advanced Java generics: retreiving generic type arguments

After their introduction in the JDK5, Java generics quickly became an integral element of many Java programs. However, as easy Java generics seem at first glance, as quickly a programer ...
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Java 8 parameter name at runtime

Java 8 will be introducing an easier way to discover the parameter names of methods and constructors. Prior to Java 8, the way to find the parameter names is by turning the debug symbols ...
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The infamous sun.misc.Unsafe explained

The biggest competitor to the Java virtual machine might be Microsoft’s CLR that hosts languages such as C#. The CLR allows to write unsafe code as an entry gate for low level ...
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Subtyping in Java generics

Generic types introduce a new spectrum of type safety to Java program. At the same type, generic types can be quite expressive, especially when using wildcards. In this article, I want ...
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RMI enforcing Full GC to run hourly

During all the troubleshooting exercises I have carried out in my career, I have picked up a feeling that the bugs I am after are evolving and becoming meaner and uglier over time. ...
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Object-based micro-locking for concurrent applications by using Guava

One of the presumably most annoying problems with writing concurrent Java applications is the handling of resources that are shared among threads as for example a web applications’ ...
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Parameterized JUnit tests with JUnitParams

Parameterized unit tests are used to to test the same code under different conditions. Thanks to parameterized unit tests we can set up a test method that retrieves data from some data ...
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