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Master your IDE logging with Grep console

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One of many daily activities that every programmer needs to do in order to do their work is to control logging output from their application. Logging, when done properly and correctly, provides great insight into the inner workings of the application and may be a great resource for analyzing and optimizing your codes behavior. Whether it is during development or ...

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When writing too much code can kill you

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So now that I lured you in with that provocative title I suppose I need to clarify. Well it’s true; too much coding can kill you, the real question is “what is the reason?” and the answer to that is; Chronic Stress. So why write about this; well it’s personal. You see: it happened to me, and I’m hoping to ...

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A Few Thoughts on Code Completion

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Before launching into some philosophical musings about what programmers‘ crack addiction to code completion means, a few observations about my path. In 2003, I started using Eclipse. Before that I had been using JBuilder a lot. Eclipse launched claiming that incremental compilation was the future and anyone not using it was lost. You would see your errors as you typed. ...

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Knowledge Representation and Reasoning with Graph Databases

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A graph database and its ecosystem of technologies can yield elegant, efficient solutions to problems in knowledge representation and reasoning. To get a taste of this argument, we must first understand what a graph is. A graph is a data structure. There are numerous types of graph data structures, but for the purpose of this post, we will focus on ...

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Spring Security Misconfiguration

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I recently saw Mike Wienser’s SpringOne2GX talk about Application Security Pitfalls. It is very informative and worth watching if you are using Spring’s stack on servlet container. It reminded me one serious Spring Security Misconfiguration I was facing once. Going to explain it on Spring’s Guide Project called Securing a Web Application. This project uses Spring Boot, Spring Integration and ...

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Builder pattern using Java 8

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I work in an environment where a great deal of our day to day scripting tasks occur through calling remote services as opposed to working with the database. For a lot of scripting tasks I’ve often used Groovy and one of the most useful features of Groovy specifically for that task has been it’s built in fluent Builders. Now Groovy ...

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Introduction : How to save data in your Android application

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This is the first post in a series explaining the various ways to save data and application state in an Android application. There are many mechanisms in the Android SDK that can be used to save data, and it is something confusing to decide which one to use and when the operation should be triggered. One of the first and ...

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Git : How to add commit in between old commits

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I have a Git repository and need to rewrite my local history by inserting a new commit in between old commits. More specifically my sitatution is like this:               AB—BC—CD—EF MASTER and I wanted to come up with something like this: AB—BC—SA—CD—EF MASTER Where SA is my new commit i.e to be inserted b/w ...

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Apache Ant tasks for JMX access

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I wanted to invoke JMX operations from the Ant tasks. However finding usable ant tasks library as well as the usage was rather tricky. So let me share my experience to make things easier for others. Ant tasks for JMX operations I decided to follow Tomcat documentation and used ant tasks distributed with tomcat. Just for the record the usage ...

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