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Beginner’s Guide To Hazelcast Part 1

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Introduction I am going to be doing a series on Hazelcast. I learned about this product from Twitter. They decided to follow me and after some research into what they do, I decided to follow them. I tweeted that Hazelcast would be a great backbone for a distributed password cracker. This got some interest and I decided to go make ...

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5 Ways Software Developers Can Become Better at Estimation

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In my last post, I detailed four of the biggest reasons why software developers suck at estimation, but I didn’t talk about how to solve any of the problems I presented. While estimation will always be inherently difficult for software developers, all hope is not lost. In this post, I am going to give you five real tips you can ...

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Configure JBoss / Wildfly Datasource with Maven

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Most Java EE applications use database access in their business logic, so developers are often faced with the need to configure drivers and database connection properties in the application server. In this post, we are going to automate that task for JBoss / Wildfly and a Postgre database using Maven. The work is based on my World of Warcraft Auctions ...

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WebSocket Chat on WildFly and OpenShift

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Chat is one of the most canonical sample to explain WebSocket. Its a fairly commonly used interface and allows to explain the fundamental WebSocket concepts very easily. Of course, Java EE 7 WebSocket has one too, available here! You can easily run it on WildFly using the following steps:               curl -O http://download.jboss.org/wildfly/8.1.0.Final/wildfly-8.1.0.Final.zip unzip wildfly-8.1.0.Final.zip ./wildfly-8.1.0.Final/bin/standalone.sh ...

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Securing WebSocket using wss and HTTPS/TLS

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50th tip on this blog, yaay! Tech Tip #49 explained how to secure WebSockets using username/password and Servlet Security mechanisms. This Tech Tip will explain how to secure WebSockets using HTTPS/TLS on WildFly. Lets get started!         Create a new keystore: keytool -genkey -alias websocket -keyalg RSA -keystore websocket.keystore -validity 10950 Enter keystore password: Re-enter new password: What is your first and ...

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The JAXB Well Known Secret

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Introduction I rediscovered a library that Java offers to the masses. When I first read the specification, I was confused and thought I needed all these special tools to implement. I found recently that all was needed was some annotations and a POJO. JAXB JAXB stands for Java Architecture for XML Binding. This architecture allows a developer to turn the ...

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Adaptive heap sizing

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While enhancing our test bed to improve the Plumbr GC problem detector,  I ended up writing a small test case I thought might be interesting for the wider audience. The goal I was chasing was to test JVM’s self-adaptiveness in regard of how the heap is segmented between eden, survivor and tenured spaces. The test itself is generating objects in ...

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Ceylon: Ceylon command-line plugins

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With Ceylon we try our best to make every developer’s life easier. We do this with a great language, a powerful IDE, a wonderful online module repository, but also with an amazing command-line interface (CLI). Our command line is built around the idea of discoverability where you get a single executable called ceylon and lots of subcommands that you can ...

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Write SQL in Java with jOOQ

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jOOQ is a “database first”, type safe SQL API that allows you to write SQL in Java intuitively as if the SQL language were supported natively by the Java compiler. All database schemas, tables, columns, procedures, and other objects are made available as Java objects that can be used directly in the jOOQ SQL API. Let’s see how it works… ...

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Keeping the Meaning with the Bytes

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Back to the Future… This post was from November 2006. I had just started playing with Scala and was trying to figure out an ORM… the one that ultimately became Lift’s Mapper. Keeping the meaning with the bytes One of my criteria for a good web framework is having security and access control built it. As I was driving friends ...

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