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Weird Funny Java!

Sometimes we can do really weird and funny things with Java; Some other times we are just being creative! Take a look at the following three examples and you will find out what I mean! Have Fun! Strine translator Translating to St ...
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Testing GWT Apps with Selenium or WebDriver

Good functional testing is one of the most difficult tasks for web application developers and their teams. It is a challenge to develop tests that are cheap to maintain and yet provide good test coverage, which helps reduce QA cos ...
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Best Of The Week – 2011 – W43

Hello guys, Time for the “Best Of The Week” links for the week that just passed. Here are some links that drew JavaCodeGeeks attention: * Hello JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by NetBeans 7.1 beta: A nice tutorial which serv ...
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On the importance of communication in the workplace

When I just started learning how to program, I thought programming as a profession was about code, design and algorithms – after all, these are the courses that are taught in university, so this must be the most important skills ...
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Spring 3 Testing with JUnit 4 – ContextConfiguration and AbstractTransactionalJUnit4SpringContextTests

Looking in the internet for a way to test my Spring 3 application, I found many articles that describe how to test your application by using JUnit. Most of them are incomplete examples that do not really work. With this article I ...
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Code coverage with unit & integration tests

On a pet project recently I set out to build automated UI (integration) tests as well as the normal unit tests. I wanted to get all of this integrated into my maven build, with code coverage reports so I could get an idea of areas ...
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Avoid Lazy JPA Collections

Hibernate (and actually JPA) has collection mappings: @OneToMany, @ManyToMany, @ElementCollection. All of these are by default lazy. This means the collections are specific implementations of the List or Set interface that hold a ...
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Scala Tutorial – objects, classes, inheritance, traits, Lists with multiple related types, apply

Preface This is part 9 of tutorials for first-time programmers getting into Scala. Other posts are on this blog, and you can get links to those and other resources on the links page of the Computational Linguistics course I’ ...
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Play! Framework: Why Did I Fall in Love with it

Some time ago, I was the tech lead for a few very large deployments on the Real Estate market for companies like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Foreclosure.com and HUD. We were running that traditional enterprise Java stack you are prob ...
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Java EE6 CDI, Named Components and Qualifiers

One of the biggest promises java EE6 made, was to ease the use of dependency injection. They did, using CDI. CDI, which stands for Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE, offers a base set to apply dependency injection in y ...
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