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5 Coding Hacks to Reduce GC Overhead

In this post we’ll look at five ways in which we can use efficient coding to help our garbage collector spend less CPU time allocating and freeing memory, and reduce GC overhead. ...
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Commitment considered harmful

Some Agile evangelists are very keen on the idea of “Commitment.” i.e. the development team “commit” to doing an amount of work within a time-box (normally an iteration.) The ...
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C++ like Java for low latency

Overview Previously I wrote an article on C like Java.  This is term I had come across before. However, on reflection I thought C++ like Java is a better term as you still use OOP ...
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Managing congested actors in Akka

There comes a time in an Akka application when an actor can longer handle increasing load. Since each actor can only handle one message at a time and it keeps a backlog of pending messages ...
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Creating External DSLs using ANTLR and Java

In my previous post quite sometime back I had written about Internal DSLs using Java. In the book Domain Specific Languages by Martin Fowler, he discusses about another type of DSL ...
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How to implement Document Versioning with Couchbase

Introduction Developers are often asking me how to “version” documents with Couchbase 2.0. The short answer is: the clients and server do not expose such feature, but it ...
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Agile Development leads to Alzheimer’s

Iterative development and design helps you to reach your way towards understanding what the customer really needs, to try out new ideas, evaluate designs, experiment, respond to feedback ...
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We Should Not Make (or Enforce) Decisions We Cannot Justify

Software development is a strange industry. New technologies emerge in a fast pace and old technologies become obsolete. The ability to learn new technologies is considered as a sign ...
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Why Write Requirements

There is a lot of advice out there for how to write requirements. There is not as much discussion about why to write requirements. Spend some time thinking about why you write requirements ...
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Android Actionbar Drop Down navigation

ActionBar supports different navigation types within activities. We saw in an older post that we can use Tabs to navigate or we can use Drop Down Navigation. In this post we will ...
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