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Garbage Collection: increasing the throughput

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The inspiration for this post came after stumbling upon “Pig in the Python” definition in the memory management glossary. Apparently, this term is used to explain the situation where GC repeatedly promotes large objects from generation to generation. The effect of doing so is supposedly similar to that of a python swallowing its prey in whole only to become immobilised ...

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Brand new JSF components in PrimeFaces Extensions

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The PrimeFaces Extensions team is glad to announce several new components for the upcoming 3.0.0 main release. Our new committer Francesco Strazzullo gave a “Turbo Boost” for the project and brought at least 6 JSF components which have been successfully intergrated! The current development state is deployet on OpenShift – please look the showcase Below is a short overview about ...

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The Measure Of Success

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What makes a successful project? Waterfall project management tells us it’s about meeting scope, time and cost goals. Do these success metrics also hold true to agile projects? Let’s see.   In an agile project we learn new information all the time. It’s likely that the scope will change over time, because we find out things we assumed the customer ...

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Load-Testing Guidelines

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Load-testing is not trivial. It’s often not just about downloading JMeter or Gatling, recording some scenarios and then running them. Well, it might be just that, but you are lucky if it is. And what may sound like “Captain Obvious speaking”, it’s good to be reminded of some things that can potentially waste time. So, when you run the tests, ...

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Continuous Delivery with Docker, Jenkins, JBoss Fuse and OpenShift PaaS

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I recently put together an end-to-end demo showing step-by-step how to set up a Continuous Delivery pipeline to help automate your deployments and shorten your cycle times for getting code from development to production. Establishing a proper continuous delivery pipeline is a discipline that requires more than just tools and automation, but having good tools and a head start on ...

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5 Error Tracking Tools Java Developers Should Know

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Raygun, Stack Hunter, Sentry, Takipi and Airbrake: Modern developer tools to help you crush bugs before bugs crush your app!  With the Java ecosystem going forward, web applications serving growing numbers of requests and users’ demand for high performance – comes a new breed of modern development tools. A fast paced environment with rapid new deployments requires tracking errors and ...

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3 Examples of Parsing HTML File in Java using Jsoup

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HTML is the core of the web, all the pages you see on the internet are based on HTML, whether they are dynamically generated by JavaScript, JSP, PHP, ASP or any other web technology. Your browser actually parse HTMLs and render it for you. But what do you do, if you need to parse an HTML document and find some ...

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Solving ORM – Keep the O, Drop the R, no need for the M

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ORM has a simple, production-ready solution hiding in plain sight in the Java world. Let’s go through it in this post, alongside with the following topics: ORM / Hibernate in 2014 – the word on the street ORM is still the Vietnam of Computer Science ORM has 2 main goals only When does ORM make sense? A simple solution for ...

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WildFly 9 – Don’t cha wish your console was hawt like this!

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Everybody heard the news probably. The first WildFly 9.0.0.Alpha1 release came out Monday. You can download it from the wildfly.org website The biggest changes are that it is built by a new feature provisioning tool which is layered on the now separate core distribution and also contains a new Servlet Distribution (only a 25 MB ZIP) which is based on it. It ...

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lambdas and side effects

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Overview Java 8 has added features such as lambdas and type inference. This makes the language less verbose and cleaner, however it comes with more side effects as you don’t have to be as explicit in what you are doing. The return type of a lambda matters Java 8 infers the type of a closure. One way it does this ...

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