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A beginner’s guide to Git feature branches

Why Git The proprietary software shaped the Version Control Systems (VCS) to fit its requirements:the project has a strict release schedule the team is collocated the sprint goals ...
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To SonarQube or not to SonarQube?

This is the first question that a team leader, s/w director, customer, developer, architect, tester or whatever role exists in a development team should ask. It’s not yet another ...
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Creating contract-first web services with Spring WS

1 Introduction This article explains how to implement and test a SOAP web service using the Spring Web Services project. This example uses JAXB2 for (un)marshalling. To develop the ...
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Building Your Personal Programmer Brand

Just because you’re a software developer doesn’t mean that you don’t have to worry about branding. In fact, if you really want to boost your career, you’ll actively manage it ...
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Java 8: Compiling Lambda Expressions in The New Nashorn JS Engine

In a recent post I took a look at how Java 8 and Scala implemented Lambda expressions. As we know Java 8 is not only introducing improvements to the javac compiler, It’s also introducing ...
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Serializing Java Objects with Non-Serializable Attributes

There are multiple reasons one might want to use custom serialization instead of relying on Java’s default serialization. One of the most common reasons is for performance improvements, ...
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Introduction to Gamification

You have probably heard about gamification before. It’s one of the hot topics. You see them in Stackoverflow and use it in foursquare. I’ve signed up for the Gamification course ...
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Three Reasons Why I Like the Builder Pattern

There are three ways to create new objects in Java programming language:The telescoping constructor (anti)pattern The Javabeans pattern The builder patternI prefer the builder pattern ...
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5 most awesome desktop environments for Ubuntu

Are you using Ubuntu and bored of using Unity desktop all the time? Then, you should check out other options available that can replace unity for you. I have collected 10 desktop environments ...
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Testing for expected exceptions in JUnit

Unit tests are used to verify that a piece of code operates as the developer expects it to. Sometimes, that means checking that the code throws expected exceptions too. JUnit is the ...
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