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Don’t Prioritize Features!

Estimating the “value” of features is a waste of time. I was in a JAD session once where people argued about if the annoying beeping (audible on the conference line) was a smoke ...
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Software Developers Hate Worthless Tasks

Most software developers that I know, especially the best ones, loathe worthless tasks. This is probably true of most people who strive to do what they do to the best of their ability, ...
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Make JFrame transparent

First create a frame that has a slider in it which will be used to set transparency amount. import javax.swing.JFrame; import javax.swing.JSlider;public class TransparentFrame ...
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Expression Based PathTransitions in JavaFX

In JavaFX you are able to animate nodes along a path using PathTransition objects. PathTransitions use Shape objects to describe the path they need to animate along. JavaFX provides ...
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5 Tips for Unit Testing Threaded Code

Here’s a few tips on how take make testing your code for logical correctness (as opposed to multi-threaded correctness). I find that there are essentially two stereotypical patterns ...
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Java: Choosing the right Collection

Here is a quick guide for selecting the proper implementation of a Set , List , or Map in your application. The best general purpose or ‘primary’ ...
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How to Cheat at Application Security

Developers need to know a lot in order to build secure applications. Some of this is good software engineering and defensive design and programming – using (safe) APIs properly, carefully ...
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Getting started with Scala and Scalatra – Part II

In the previous part of the tutorial we created a simple application from scratch and setup Eclipse so we could edit the scala files for scalatra. In this second part of the tutorial ...
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Android Custom Hyperlinked TextView

Finding Links in Android is very simple you might have heard of Linkify which is a great class in which there are many static methods for getting a simple job done but the ...
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How Hackers Choose Tools

Recently, a 2001 blog post with the title Java’s Cover written by Paul Graham (of Y Combinator fame) spread across Twitter and was linked by all the other usual tech site suspects. ...
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