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Spring Framework 4.0.3 and Spring Data Redis 1.2.1 with Java 8 support

Spring Framework 4.0.3 Spring Framework 4.0.3 is now avalaible, as announced by the Spring community. It is the first release of the framework after Java 8′s launch last week, ...
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The Dark Side Of Lambda Expressions in Java 8

This post may not make me any new friends. Oh well, I was never really popular at school anyway. But let’s get to the point. Java 8’s biggest feature in terms of the language is ...
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The Builder pattern and the Spring framework

Introduction I like to make use of the builder pattern whenever an object has both mandatory and optional properties. But building objects is usually the Spring framework responsibility, ...
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The Illuminating Javadoc of JDK 8

One of the nice features of the standard JDK 8 API documentation is the ability to view all or different categories of methods as discussed in my blog post JDK 8 Javadoc Tweaked For ...
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Are integration tests worth the hassle?

Whether or not you write integration tests can be a religious argument: either you believe in them or you don’t. What we even mean by integration tests can lead to an endless semantic ...
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The economics of reuse

If need the same functionality in two projects, you should reuse code between them, right? Or should you? For as long as there has been a profession of software engineering, we have ...
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Difference between WeakReference vs SoftReference vs PhantomReference vs Strong reference in Java

WeakReference and SoftReference were added into Java API from long time but not every Java programmer is familiar with it. Which means there is a gap between where and how to use WeakReference ...
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Good Vs Evil

Posts about agile dying or becoming irrelevant come and go. God knows I’ve contributed to that movement. The latest wave started with Agile Manifesto signatory Dave Thomas, with “Agile ...
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Default methods an approach to extend legacy code

As you know the new version of java was released on 18 March 2014 and i am going to introduce a serial of posts to demonstrate its new features and maybe in some points i will talk ...
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Why Hire Older Engineers

Another day, another article about age and technology. The comments of these articles usually escalate into some generational war played out with mythology and anecdotes regarding relative ...
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