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Slim Down SWT FormLayout Usage

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Always on the quest for efficiency I reconsidered the usability of SWT FormLayout lately. Although it is one of my favored core layouts with respect to flexibility, I had to recognize that it is only reluctantly used by most of my fellow workers. Proposing it for an appropriate task sometimes actually seems to inflict real physical pain, considering the facial ...

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How not to use Java 8 default methods

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Warning: you can not make this unseen once you have read I was talking about the multiple inheritance of default methods in the last blog article and how they behave during compilation and run time. This week I look at how to use default methods to do real inheritance, which actually, default methods were not designed for. For this very ...

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Java 8 default methods: what can and can not do?

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What default method is With the release of Java 8 you can modify interfaces adding new methods so that the interface remains compatible with the classes that implement the interface. This is very important in case you develop a library that is going to be used by several programmers from Kiev to New York. Until the dawn of Java 8 ...

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Compiling and Running Java Without an IDE

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A recent Java subreddit thread called “Compiling Java Packages without IDE” posed the question, “is [there] a command that compiles a group of java files that are inside a package into a separate folder (let’s just call it bin), and how would I go about running the new class files?” The post’s author, kylolink, explains that “When I started out ...

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How to process stream and read text file in Java 8

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I have converted one of my old utility class using latest Java8. I use this often to print content of manifest file to check any mysterious jar file for version etc. Just run “java ztools.PrintJar /path/to/my.jar” to see output. In the new code, you will see how I use the Java 8 stream processing to filter what I need from ...

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How to implement a Session Timeout in Play Framework 2

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If you fol­low the Play Frame­work 2 guide for imple­ment­ing authen­ti­ca­tion: http://​www​.playframe​work​.com/​d​o​c​u​m​e​n​t​a​t​i​o​n​/​2​.​2​.​2​/​J​a​v​a​G​u​i​de4 — you will notice that there is no ses­sion time­out in Play Frame­work 2. It was there in Play Frame­work 1, but Play Frame­work 2 fol­lows a dif­fer­ent approach. I you want to imple­ment your own ses­sion time­out, then fol­low the guide for set­ting up authen­ti­ca­tion, by extend­ing ...

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Why Abstraction is Really Important

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Abstraction Abstraction is one of the key elements of good software design. It helps encapsulate behavior. It helps decouple software elements. It helps having more self-contained modules. And much more. Abstraction makes the application extendable in much easier way. It makes refactoring much easier. When developing with higher level of abstraction, you communicate the behavior and less the implementation.   ...

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Spring-boot and Scala

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There is actually nothing very special about writing a Spring-boot web application purely using Scala, it just works! In this blog entry, I will slowly transform a Java based Spring-boot application completely to Scala – the Java based sample is available at this github location – https://github.com/bijukunjummen/spring-boot-mvc-test To start with, I had the option of going with either a maven ...

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