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How you can benefit from Groovy Shell

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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 you are using. The only real requirement is that you are able to write (and read) small pieces of ...

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Single Page Application with Angular.js, Node.js and MongoDB (MongoJS Module)

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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 technologies Angular.js for client side development – Single Page Application Cross Domain Communication in between Angular.js and Node.js Node.js for server side development Rest ...

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Tower Defense in JavaFX (5)

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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 are there, but there are still a lot of details missing. The game simply starts and doesn’t ...

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The Importance of Unit Testing

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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. Consequently, any significant enhancement to such a system is quite likely to be fraught with pitfalls and setbacks, and that’s ...

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How to monitor multiple JVM’s on a server with VisualVM

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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. But there  is also another tool that comes with all the default Oracle/Open JDK 6+: the VisualVM. I will show you ...

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The Power of Spreadsheets in a Reactive, RESTful API

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Being mostly a techie, I’ve recently and admittedly been deceived by my own Dilbertesque attitude when I stumbled upon this buzzword-filled TechCrunch article about Espresso Logic. Ever concerned about my social media reputation (e.g. reddit and hackernews karma), I thought it would be witty to put a link on those platforms titled: Just found this article on TechCrunch. Reads like ...

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NetBeans IDE 8.0 and new features for Java 8

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NetBeans IDE 8.0 is released, also providing new features for Java 8 technologies. It has code analyzers and editors for working with Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8. The IDE also has new enhancements that further improve its support for Maven and Java EE with PrimeFaces. Most important highlights are: tools and editor enhancements ...

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Java 8 Released! — Lambdas Tutorial

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To celebrate the release of Java 8 which was released just minutes ago, I am publishing a draft version of my Java 8 Lambdas Tutorial.  It is a nice visual way to learn the Streams API, and will help you get started taking advantage of lambdas in your own applications from day 1.  This article is scheduled to appear in ...

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Official Eclipse Support for Java(TM) 8

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Dani Megert, the project lead for the Java development tools (JDT) project made this announcement earlier today: The Eclipse top-level project is very proud to announce official support for Java™ 8. Starting with I20140318-0830 all Luna (4.4) builds contain the Eclipse support for Java™ 8. For Kepler SR2 (4.3.2) a feature patch is available. For future builds visit our downloads ...

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