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The Mouse is a Programmer’s Enemy

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One of the first programming management books I was encouraged to read was Peopleware – Productive Projects and Teams. It was a great read and I try to re-read it every once in a while. One of the topics covered is actually a term that comes from psychology – flow. Flow carries the idea of being completely mentally immersed in ...

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10 things you can do to make your app secure: #1 Parameterize Database Queries

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OWASP’s Top 10 Risk list for web applications is a widely recognized tool for understanding, describing and assessing major application security risks. It is used to categorize problems found by security testing tools, to explain appsec issues in secure software development training, and it is burned into compliance frameworks like PCI DSS. The OWASP Top 10 for web apps, and ...

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It’s time: Bring Dart to Android

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As one of the first users of Google’s Dart language, I always felt like it could do more than “just some webtricks”. It’s performance is great and the language itself is elegant and modern. I like it. Even more than Java’ which I used for a long, long time. Even more than PHP’ which I used since I started with ...

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ActiveMQ – Network of Brokers Explained – Part 4

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In the previous part 3 , we have seen how ActiveMQ helps distinguish remote consumers from local consumers which helps in determining shorter routes from message producers to consumers. In this part 4, we will look into how to load balance concurrent consumers on remote brokers. Let’s consider a bit more advanced configuration to load balance concurrent message consumers on ...

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DevOps with Apache Tomcat/TomEE and Fabric8

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DevOps is all about automating your build and release environment, reducing human error/tasks, and building up a pipeline to support continuous delivery so you can get quick feedback about your IT solutions. It takes communication between your development teams and operations teams, as well as discipline and commitment to automation. Part of the automation I’m talking about is deploying your ...

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Spring 4: @DateTimeFormat with Java 8 Date-Time API

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@DateTimeFormat annotation that was introduced in Spring 3.0 as a part of Formatter SPI can be used to to parse and print localized field values in web applications. In Spring 4.0, @DateTimeFormat annotation can be used with Java 8 Date-Time API (java.time) out-of-the-box, without extra effort. In Spring, field formatting can be configured by field type or annotation. To bind ...

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REST Maturity

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In 2008, Leonard Richardson published his Maturity Heuristic that classified web services into three levels based on their use of URI, HTTP, and hypermedia. Back then, most web services were stuck at either level 1 or 2. Unfortunately, not a whole lot has improved since then in that respect: so-called pragmatic REST is still the norm.   BTW, I really ...

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JavaScript multi module project – Continuous Integration

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JavaScript multi module project Few days ago, I wrote blog post about JavaScript multi module project with Grunt. This approach allows you to split application into various modules. But at the same time it allows you to create one deployment out of these modules. It was inspired by Maven multi module concept (Maven is build system from Java world). But ...

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Java 8 Friday: Most Internal DSLs are Outdated

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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. Java 8 Friday Every Friday, we’re showing you a couple of nice new tutorial-style Java 8 features, which take advantage of lambda expressions, extension methods, and other great stuff. You’ll find ...

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