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Oracle Java on Windows

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I recently downloaded an early access release of JDK 9 (build 68) for my Windows 7-based laptop. Because this is an early release, I was not surprised when the automatic installation introduced some less than ideal issues with the main Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installation on my laptop. After playing with the JDK 9 features that I wanted to try ...

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Microservices and DevOps Journey at Wix

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Wix.com started their journey on DevOps and Microservices about two years ago and recently switched from a monolithic application to a microservices-based application. Yes, it took them full two years to complete the transition from monolith to microservices! I got connected with Aviran Mordo (@aviranm), head of backend engineering at Wix on twitter.         @arungupta @Valdarez we at @WixEng are ...

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Guide to JBoss BPM Content You Need From Red Hat Summit 2015

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This year at Red Hat Summit we had a lot of fun with JBoss BRMS & JBoss BPM Suite talks. There were also several community sessions around DevNation which highlighted the projects that make our products possible. You can find the overview of this talk on their blog with content presented there. The biggest bump we hit was that our ...

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Build your own robot arm – programming

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Now, that the arm is assembled it is time to take it to the next level. It is time to unleash the beast and gain full control of the whole robot arm. By the end of this post you should have an idea of how to program this robot arm to do what you want it to do. To see how ...

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Devoxx UK 2015 – The League of Extraordinary Developers

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The third edition of Devoxx UK 2015 was in London, between 17th and 19th June. This was my first conference since I joined Tomitribe. The dynamics were a little different for me this time. I actually had a triple role: attendee, speaker and exhibitor. Since Tomitribe was also sponsoring the event I had to spend some time at our booth ...

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What’s Even Harder Than Dates and Timezones? Dates and Timezones in SQL / JDBC!

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There was an interesting discussion recently on the jOOQ mailing list about jOOQ’s current lack of out-of-the-box support for TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE data types. No one said that date, time and timezones are easy! There’s an amusing piece here, which I recommend reading: Falsehoods programmers believe about time And when that’s not enough, read also: More falsehoods programmers believe ...

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Learning Spring-Cloud – Writing a microservice

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Continuing my Spring-Cloud learning journey, earlier I had covered how to write the infrastructure components of a typical Spring-Cloud and Netflix OSS based micro-services environment – in this specific instance two critical components, Eureka to register and discover services and Spring Cloud Configuration to maintain a centralized repository of configuration for a service. Here I will be showing how I ...

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Spring Batch – Replacing XML Job Configuration With JavaConfig

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I recently assisted a client in getting up and running with a Spring Batch implementation. The team had decided to move forward with a JavaConfig-based configuration for their batch jobs instead of the traditional XML-based configuration. As this is becoming a more common approach to configuring Java applications, I felt it was time to update Keyhole’s Spring Batch series to show you how ...

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The Features Project Jigsaw Brings To Java 9

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So, Project Jigsaw… We already know quite a bit about it but have not yet seen the details of how it plans to deliver on its promises. This post will do precisely that and present the project’s core concepts and features. Series This post is part of an ongoing series about Project Jigsaw. In the recommended order (which is different ...

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