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Integration testing with Maven and Docker


Docker is one of the new hot things out there. With a different set of technologies and ideas compared to traditional virtual machines, it implements something similar and at the same time different, with the idea of containers: almost all VMs power but much faster and with very interesting additional goodies. In this article I assume you already know something ...

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Java Facts to Blow your Mind! (infographic)


With the release of Java 8 scheduled for the coming days, we were on the lookout for some Java facts that would really capture the effect of this programming language to the world. So, we decided to create a simple infographic depicting some important stats about the history of Java. The main source of information was Oracle’s Java Timeline. We ...

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Postgres and Oracle compatibility with Hibernate


There are situations your JEE application needs to support Postgres and Oracle as a Database. Hibernate should do the job here, however there are some specifics worth mentioning. While enabling Postgres for application already running Oracle I came across following tricky parts: BLOBs support, CLOBs support, Oracle not knowing Boolean type (using Integer) instead and DUAL table. These were the ...

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Event processing in camel-drools


In a previous post about camel-drools I’ve introduced camel-drools component and implemented some simple task-oriented process using rules inside Camel route. Today I’ll show how to extend this example by adding event processing. So how to describe an event? Each event occur at some time and lasts for some duration, events happen in some particular order. We have then a ...

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How to install Oracle’s Java on Ubuntu the easy way


Developers on Ubuntu are accustomed to seeing at least two flavors of Java. OpenJDK is an open-source build of the Java runtime and compiler.  The Oracle JDK is built upon this, but adds some closed-source components. In theory, OpenJDK is the official reference implementation of Java 7, and should be perfectly fine for all your needs.  In practice, it is ...

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The 10 Commandments of Programming


Patterns 34:29 As Turing descended from Mount Compute – with the two iPads of the testimony in his hands as he descended the mountain – he did not realize that the skin of his blog shone as a result of his Compiling the Code.     Patterns 35:1 Turing assembled the entire Geek community and said to them, “These are ...

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Please, Run That Calculation in Your RDBMS


There’s one thing that you can do terribly wrong when working with RDBMS. And that thing is not running your calculations in the database, when you should. We’re not advocating to blindly move all business logic into the database, but when I see a Stack Overflow question like this, I feel the urge to gently remind you of the second ...

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Tracking Exceptions With Spring – Part 2 – Delegate Pattern


In my last blog, I started to talk about the need to figure out whether or not your application is misbehaving in it’s production environment. I said that one method of monitoring your application is by checking its log files for exceptions and taking appropriate action if one is found. Obviously, log files can take up hundreds of megabytes of ...

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Java Object Interning


Java stores the string contants appearing in the source code in a pool. In other words when you have a code like:                   String a = "I am a string"; String b = "I am a string"; the variables a and b will hold the same value. Not simply two strings that ...

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