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Eclipse refactoring on steroids

In my last post about common Java violations, I listed a set of mistakes that java developers tend to make. While refactoring a Java project with the objective to resolve those violations, I used the refactoring features of Eclips ...
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Apache OpenOffice just graduated from the Incubator

Apache OpenOffice has just made it out of the Incubator and is now an official Apache Software Foundation project. “What?”, might some people ask now, “wasn’t it official before a year or so?”. No, it wasn’t! When Orac ...
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Spring MVC for Atom Feeds

How to add feeds (Atom) to your web application with just two classes? How about Spring MVC? Here are my assumptions:you are using Spring framework you have some entity, say “News”, that you want ...
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Generate QR Code image from Java Program

If you are tech and gadget savvy, then you must be aware of QR codes. You will find it everywhere these days – in blogs, websites and even in some public places. This is very popular in mobile apps, where you scan the QR code us ...
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Top 7 tips for succeeding in a technical interview for software engineers

In this post I would like to write on how to succeed in a technical interview based on my experience as an interviewer. Most of the interviews follows some patterns. If you understand it and frame your response in the same way you ...
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Clean code with aspects

In my previous post I’ve described the alphabet conversion, and I’ve mentioned that we used AspectJ to resolve that task, but i did not mention how AspectJ works and what are aspects generaly. So in the next few lines ...
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Factory Design Pattern Case Study

I had a job to check our project code quality. And have to report it back to my team leader for any obstacle that i found in the project. I found a lot of leaks and i think would be good to be discussed on the blog. Not to mock t ...
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Setting up and playing with Apache Solr on Tomcat

A while back a had a little time to play with Solr, and was instantly blown away by the performance we could achieve on some of our bigger datasets. Here is some of my initial setup and configuration learnings to maybe help someon ...
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Turbo-charge your Android emulator for faster development

I came across an article, which claims to boost the Android emulator’s performance using Intel’s Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (HAXM) driver. It got me excited and I decided to verify this claim. This blog ent ...
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Java 7: Meet the Fork/Join Framework

JSR-166(y) is the official name of this new feature which is included in Java 7. If you notice there is a ‘y’ in the name, this is because JSR-166 (Concurrency Utilities) is being added since Java 5, but it wont stop h ...
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