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JSF – Eager CDI beans

Everybody knows eager managed beans in JSF 2. @ManagedBean has an eager attribute. If eager=’true’ and the scope is application, then this bean must be created when the ...
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JavaFX: Space Invaders in less than 175 LOC

With the current version of the API I’m at less than 175 LOC for Space Invaders. I’ve got lot’s of “Functional Interfaces” in my APIs that can be converted to Lambda Expressions ...
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Styling JavaFX Pie Chart with CSS

JavaFX provides certain colors by default when rendering charts. There are situations, however, when one wants to customize these colors. In this blog post I look at changing the colors ...
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Releasing more often drives better Dev and better Ops

One of the most important decisions that we made as a company was to release less software, more often. After we went live, we tried to deliver updates quarterly, because until then ...
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Java is dead (again)

Here is a couple of responses to this annual question I thought worth sharing: The Day Java lost the Battle There is a common myth amongst technologists that better technology will ...
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Testing Expected Exceptions with JUnit Rules

This post shows how to test for expected exceptions using JUnit. Let’s start with the following class that we wish to test:                   public ...
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Java 7: Fork/Join Framework Example

The Fork/Join Framework in Java 7 is designed for work that can be broken down into smaller tasks and the results of those tasks combined to produce the final result. In general, classes ...
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Leveraging MOXy in your Web Service via JAX-WS Provider

In previous articles I demonstrated how EclipseLink JAXB (MOXy) is directly integrated into the JAX-WS implementations in WebLogic (as of 12.1.1) and in GlassFish (as of 3.1.2). In ...
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Understanding the Play Filter API

With Play 2.1 hot off the press, there have been a lot of people asking about the new Play filter API. In actual fact, the API is incredibly simple:                   trait ...
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CPU Cache Flushing Fallacy

Even from highly experienced technologists I often hear talk about how certain operations cause a CPU cache to ‘flush’. This seems to be illustrating a very common fallacy ...
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