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JavaOne 2014 Observations by Proxy

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I wasn’t able to attend JavaOne this year, but have been happy to see some online resources covering what happened at JavaOne 2014. In this post, I summarize some of the observations made at JavaOne 2014 and provide links to references providing these observations or providing more background details on those observations. The listed observations are in no particular order ...

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Small Internal Releases Lead to Happy Customers

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If you saw Large Program? Release More Often, you might have noted that I said, You want to release all the time inside your building. You need the feedback, to watch the product grow. Some of my clients have said, “But my customers don’t want the software that often.” That might be true.  You may have product constraints, also. If ...

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Using Java API for WebSockets in JDeveloper 12.1.3

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Introduction The latest release of JDeveloper 12c (12.1.3.0) along with WebLogic Server 12.1.3 came up with some new Java EE 7 features. One of them is support of JSR 356 Java API for WebSockets. Actually the WebSocket Protocol (RFC 6455) has been supported starting from 12.1.2.0 release, but it was based on WebLogic specific implementation of the WebSocket API. Now ...

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JavaOne 2014: Conferences conflict with contractual interests

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The Duke’s Street Cafe where engineers can have a hallway conversation on the street.                     Incompatible with contracting My eleventh JavaOne conference (11 = 10 + 1, 2004 to 2014) was splendid. It was worth attending this event and meeting all the people involved in the community. Now here comes the ...

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The Heroes of Java: Dan Allen

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The “Heroes of Java” series took a long break. Honestly, I thought it might end in the middle of nowhere, even if there are still so many people I would love to include here. One of them is Dan. The first time I asked him to contribute is almost one and a half year back and with everything which happened ...

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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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Large Program? Release More Often

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I’m working on the release planning chapter for Agile and Lean Program Management: Collaborating Across the Organization. There are many ways to plan releases. But the key? Release often. How often? I suggest once a month. Yes, have a real, honest-to-goodness release once a month. I bet that for some of you, this is counter-intuitive. “We have lots of teams. ...

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Continuous Integration is Dead

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A few days ago, my article “Why Continuous Integration Doesn’t Work” was published at DevOps.com. Almost the same day I received a few strongly negative critiques on Twitter. Here is my response to the un-asked question: Why the hell shouldn’t continuous integration work, being such a brilliant and popular idea?     Even though I have some experience in this ...

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Use Byteman in JBoss Fuse / Fabric8 / Karaf

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Have you ever found yourself in the process of try to understand how come something very simple is not working? You are writing code in any well known context and for whatever reason it’s not working. And you trust your platform, so you carefully read all the logs that you have. And still you have no clue why something is ...

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Conceptual Model vs Graph Model

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We’ve started running some sessions on graph modelling in London and during the first session it was pointed out that the process I’d described was very similar to that when modelling for a relational database. I thought I better do some reading on the way relational models are derived and I came across an excellent video by Joe Maguire titled ...

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