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Simplifying ReadWriteLock with Java 8 and lambdas

Considering legacy Java code, no matter where you look, Java 8 with lambda expressions can definitely improve quality and readability. Today let us look at ReadWriteLock and how we can make using it simpler. Suppose we have a clas ...
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ClojureScript Routing and Templating with Secretary and Enfocus

A good while ago I was looking for good ways to do client-side routing and templating in ClojureScript. I investigated using a bunch of JavaScript frameworks from ClojureScript, of which Angular probably gave the most promising re ...
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Getting JUnit Test Names Right

Finding good names is one of the challanges of crafting software. And you need to find them all the time and for everything – classes, methods, variables, just to name a few. But what makes a name a good name? To quote Oncle Bob ...
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Java 8 Friday Goodies: Lean Concurrency

At Data Geekery, we love Java. And as we’re really into jOOQ’s fluent API and query DSL, we’re absolutely thrilled about what Java 8 will bring to our ecosystem. We have blogged a couple of times about some nice Java 8 goodi ...
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Go for Java Programmers: Control Structures

Go (Golang) has only three basic control structures.  However, each of them are significantly more versatile than their Java counterparts. If The if statement should be immediately recognizable.  In its basic form it appears the ...
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How you can benefit from Groovy Shell

This is a post about the Groovy Shell and how it can help you with your daily work (as long as you are working as software developer). You can benefit from the Groovy Shell no matter what programming language(s) or technologies yo ...
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Single Page Application with Angular.js, Node.js and MongoDB (MongoJS Module)

The current post is a proof of concept towards making a web application with a Javascript based Web Server. This technological stack is popularly known as MEAN Stack. To make this possible, we have selected the following technolo ...
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Tower Defense in JavaFX (5)

This is part 5 of this ongoing tutorial on creating a Tower Defense Game in JavaFX using the FXGameEngine. The enemies now fly on their attack path to the target, and the Turrets aim and shoot at them. So the most important parts ...
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The Importance of Unit Testing

I’m currently working on an enhancement to an existing insurance premium rating algorithm. Anyone who has done work in insurance (whether it be in IT or on the business side) is probably well aware of how complex this can become ...
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How to monitor multiple JVM’s on a server with VisualVM

In the last article I have shown you how to start WebLogic Server with single admin and mulitiple managed servers. After those are started, how do you go check their health status? You can use the admin’s /console webapp. Bu ...
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