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Testing HTML5 canvas applications with sikuli and arquillian


HTML5 introduces a great new element that can be used to draw arbitrary content on a pane: the canvas element. What has been a standard feature for fat client applications for decades is now introduced to the world of web applications. Web developers no longer need to use proprietary plugins to draw images or charts in their applications. But when ...

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PhoneGap: Utilizing Native Mobile Features with Plugins


Recently, I was tasked with developing a mobile application in PhoneGap that utilized the Bluetooth feature. Although PhoneGap provides basic functionality, PhoneGap lacks the ability to implement mobile features like Bluetooth. However, it provides the mechanism to implement a user-defined plugin and the means to access the native functionality in the PhoneGap application. In this blog I will outline the ...

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SLF4J Binding for ADFLogger – the Missing Piece


For reasons best left untold, in my day job, I was expected to provide an SLF4J Adapter for ADF Logger Oracle ADF. Not surprisingly, slf4j does not have an adapter for ADFLogger but since ADFLogger was just a gentle wrapper over Java Util Logging, it took a little over an hour to fill that gap. The testcases (more like main ...

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My Product Management Manifesto


We live in California. Silicon Valley is in California. We must think big, because people with great aspirations came here from all over the world. They can make software even better than us. Here are some things we can do to stay ahead of the game Go for breakthrough, high risk, highest possible reward products The product portfolio definitions are: ...

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Tips for a Case Interview


Among the diversity of possible questions or often endless hiring steps a candidate could go through, the Case interview is probably the most annoying one or at least it could seem so if not well prepared: an odd and unrelated question that needs a reasonably quick answer while trying to show interest yet handling pressure and stress, that is, almost ...

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Does Java 8 Still Need LINQ? Or is it Better than LINQ?


LINQ was one of the best things that happened to the .NET software engineering ecosystem in a long time. With its introduction of lambda expressions and monads in Visual Studio 2008, it had catapulted the C# language way ahead of Java, which was at version 6 at the time, still discussing the pros and cons of generic type erasure. This achievement ...

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R.I.P. GlassFish – Thanks for all the fish.


We’ve all heard it coming probably. Yesterday the official roadmap update for JavaEE and GlassFish was updated and published. And beginning with the title the whole post was basically about one thing: GlassFish Server as we know it today is deprecated from a full blown product to a toy product. The Long Road from Sun to Oracle GlassFish was something to ...

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Apache Camel – developing application from the scratch (part 2 / 2)


This is the second part of the tutorial where we are creating an invoices processing application using Apache Camel. In case you missed it, be sure to look at the first part. Previously we’ve defined functional requirements for the system, created gateway, splitter, filter and content-based router component. Let’s continue with creating a transformer. 5. Transforming invoices to the payments ...

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Apache Karaf meets Apache HBase


Introduction Apache HBase is an open-source, distributed, versioned, column-oriented store modeled after Google’s Bigtable. If you are a regular reader most probably you already know what Apache Karaf is, but for those who are not: Apache Karaf is an OSGi runtime that runs on top of any OSGi framework and provides you a set of services, a powerful provisioning concept, an extensible ...

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An Introduction to the JGit Sources


JGit is a pure Java library implementing the Git version control system. It is an Eclipse project and started out as the Git library for EGit, which provides a Git integration into Eclipse. Meanwhile JGit has further adopters like in Gerrit, GitBlit, GitClient Plugin for Jenkins (work in progress), … Its permissive license, few dependencies and low requirements make it ...

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