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Dev vs QA, should there really be a distinction?

We had our scrum of scrum meetings last Wednesday where all scrum masters meet up with our line manager to discuss issues, bottlenecks and success stories of our previous sprint. One ...
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QOTD: Java Thread vs. Java Heap Space

The following question is quite common and is related to OutOfMemoryError: unable to create new native thread problems during the JVM thread creation process and the JVM thread capacity. ...
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@Cacheable overhead in Spring

Spring 3.1 introduced great caching abstraction layer. Finally we can abandon all home-grown aspects, decorators and code polluting our business logic related to caching.                   Since ...
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The Sprinting Centipede Strategy: How to Improve Software Without Breaking It

Our code has been broken for weeks. Compiler errors, failing tests, incorrect behavior plagued our team. Why? Because we have been struck by a Blind Frog Leap. By doing multiple concurrent ...
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Android: Loaders versus AsyncTask

One of the biggest pieces of Android that I have neglected to learn about would be Loaders. Seeing as it’s time for me to learn it, perhaps I can help you out a bit with it as ...
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The Importance of Packages

I remember approximately 15 years ago when I started learning Java. I read a lot about this ‘package’ thing and ‘namespaces’ and I totally didn’t get it. Sad thing is: While ...
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Gradle – A Maven perspective

As reader’s of my blog would know I am a bit of a Maven fanboy. I had started using Maven around 2007-8 and have never looked back. However, as is the case with everything else ...
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Continuous Deployment: Are You Afraid It Might Work?

I’ve been wondering for a few years now, why it’s so hard to get companies to prioritize the work that I feel is important. I mean, I’m telling you how to do it and you aren’t ...
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Java heap space, native heap and memory problems

Recently, I was discussing with a friend, why the Java process uses more memory than the maximum heap that we set when starting the java process. All java objects that code creates ...
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Seven Tips For Using Third-Party Libraries

There are many good reasons to use code written by others in your application. This post describes some best practices to optimize your re-use experience.                   Library ...
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