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Run, JUnit! Run!!!


JUnit together with JavaScript and SVN are some of the technologies that programmers often start using without even reading a single blog post let alone a book.  Maybe this is a good thing since they look simple enough and understandable so we can use them right away without any manuals, but this also means that they are also underused. In ...

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Technology Decisions Are About Trade Offs and Solving Problems


At some point in the last decade we hit the inflection point where distributed systems, and all their complexities, became the common reality. Maybe it was the need to change how we scale since CPU clocks are not getting any faster… Maybe it was the Google MapReduce and/or Amazon Dynamo papers… Or maybe it was just the RedSox winning the ...

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HOW-TO: Get started quickly with Spring 4.0 to build a simple REST-Like API (walkthrough)


HOW-TO: Get started quickly with Spring 4.0 to build a simple REST-Like API (walkthrough) Yet another tutorial about creating Web API with Spring MVC. Not really sophisticated. Just a walkthrough. The resulting app will serve simple API, will use Mongo as its persistence and it will be secured with Spring Security. Getting started – POM Of course, I am still ...

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Spring REST: Exception handling vol. 3


It’s a last article from the series about Spring REST exception handling. Finally this time I will talk about handling of REST exceptions which can occur during a form processing. So in this tutorial you will see everything related to REST, forms and exception handling. What about client side? JQuery will be used to reflect all responses of the REST ...

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Mastering Java Bytecode


Hey! Happy Advent :D I’m Simon Maple (@sjmaple), the Technical Evangelist for ZeroTurnaround. You know, the JRebel guys! We’ll as a result of writing a product like JRebel which interacts with bytecode, more often than you care to imagine, there are many things we’ve learned about it which we’d love to share. Let’s start at the start… Java was a ...

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Java: Moving conditions into Message files


The Java classes ResourceBundle and MessageFormat provide a nice toolset for resolving localized messages inside Java applications. This post provides a small example on how you can move simple message related conditions from your Java code into message files using ChoiceFormat. If you already know ChoiceFormat I do not think you will learn anything new in this post. However, in ...

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We Are Failing to Even Have an Inclusive Discussion


The tech industry needs to be more inclusive of woman and people of color. It’s about having the largest pool to draw excellence from. Sadly, most of the discussion, even the discussion that is advocating for a more inclusive culture, itself is divisive. We Are All Individuals We are all individuals. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. We all ...

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Can we learn to restrict our work to a budget?


I’ve previously talked about the idea of shifting from estimates to budgets. The fundamental point of this article is that it’s more useful to control costs than to predict costs. The problem of this argument is whether it’s possible to develop software in that way. How will the relationship between the developer (or supplier organization) and the customer (or the ...

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