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Is Agile Really Cheaper?


There are several ways to answer the question “is agile cheaper than waterfall?” Here are two of my favorites: “It depends. Agile done well is cheaper, as long as you measure correctly.” “You’re asking the wrong question. The right question is: is agile better?” How Agile Is NOT Cheaper The fun thing about relative terms is that you have to ...

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Design Patterns: State


This article will be about State design pattern. It is one of behavioral design patterns. You don’t need to know many theory to understand the main concepts of the pattern. The post will be break in several parts where I will provide information about situations where the pattern need to be applied, cons and pros which it has and an ...

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Modern Web Development


In the last few years web technology has lived through rapid growth and heavy change. We went from frames to table layouts, to column layouts, to responsive layouts. From html4 to xhtml & flash to html5. From heavy server to rich client. From rpc to soap to rest. From sql to nosql and big data. From MVC to MVP and ...

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Getting Started With Spring’s MVC Test Framework – Part 1


Newly promoted to the main Spring framework is the Spring MVC Test Framework, which the Guys at Spring claim is a “first class JUnit support for testing client and server side Spring MVC code through a fluent API”1. In this and my next blog, I’m going to take a look at Spring’s MVC Test Framework and apply it to some ...

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Sorry for not having written for some time but I was busy with writing the JBoss Drools Refcard for DZone and I am in the middle of writing a book about Mockito so I don’t have too much time left for blogging… Anyway quite recently on my current project I had an interesting situation regarding unit testing with Mockito and ...

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Proper decoding of URL parameters on the server-side in JBoss


I spent many hours today to figure out how to force a proper decoding of encoded characters in JSF applications running on JBoss (using JBoss 7 Final). The problem occurs when you have e.g. chinese characters passed through URL. Assume you have 指事, encoded as %E6%8C%87%E4%BA%8B. Surprise, but these characters arrive you on the server-side as 指事. They are decoded ...

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Spring MVC: Session advanced


Not so long time ago I wrote a post about HTTP sessions in a Spring MVC application. That was the simple article with an emphasis on practical aspect of usage. In the end of the post I promised to write more advanced topic dedicated to the sessions in Spring MVC applications. So I’m going to publish this stuff. Before I ...

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Grails – RESTful Webservice using JAX-RS plugin


I discussed about RESTful architecture consideration and how to build RESTful web services using Jersey JAX-RS [JSR 311]  in JAVA. Today I am going to discuss how to build the RESTful web services using Grails framework. GRAILs framework is the platform which provides end to end solution to build web application from scratch to advance intuitive RIA web application. Grails ...

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Rethink Career Path


The baby boomer generation probably helped define the image of career path and trajectory for many Gen X and Millennials that followed.  It was incredibly common for the baby boomer to remain with one company for their entire career, possibly move up the proverbial corporate ladder, and retire with a pension. The typical baby boomer’s lifespan may have looked like ...

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