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Goodbye Guvnor. Hello Drools Workbench.


Many things are changing for Drools 6.0. Along with the functional and feature changes we have restructured the Guvnor github repository to better reflect our new architecture. Guvnor has historically been the web application for Drools. It was a composition of editors specific to Drools, a back-end repository and a simplistic asset management system. Things are now different. For Drools ...

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Choosing between a Pen Test and a Secure Code Review


Secure Code Reviews (bringing someone in from outside of the team to review/audit the code for security vulnerabilities) and application Pen Tests (again, bringing a security specialist in from outside the team to test the system) are both important practices in a secure software development program. But if you could only do one of them, if you had limited time ...

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JPA 2 | EntityManagers, Transactions and everything around it


Introduction One of the most confusing and unclear thing for me, as a Java Developer has been the mystery surrounding the Transaction Management in general and how JPA handles transaction management in particular. When does a transaction get started, when does it end, how entities are persisted, the persistence context and much more. Frameworks like Spring does not help in understanding the ...

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Getting started with PhoneGap in Eclipse for Android


Android development with PhoneGap can be done in Windows, OS X, or Linux Step 1: Setting up Android Tools ADT Bundle – Just a single step to setup android development environment Step 2: Downloading and installing PhoneGap Visit the PhoneGap download page and click the orange Download link to begin the download process. Extract the archive to your local file system ...

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Invoking Async method call using Future object in Spring


The next example will demonstrate an async method call inside the Spring container. Why do we need async method calls? In some cases we don’t really know if replay is expected or when a result supposed to be delivered back. Traditional way In the Java EE world of handling async calls is using Queue/Topic. We could do the same in ...

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Design Patterns: Prototype


The one of creational design patterns is a Prototype design pattern. Despite that the Prototype is the creational pattern it distinguishes from other patterns by a concept. I mean that the Prototype in some sense creates itself. I’m going to explain it bellow. All magic of the Prototype pattern is based on a clone() method of a java Object. So ...

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Software Quality via Unit Testing


The following post is based on a talk I gave at Desert Code Camp 2013. See also the associated slide deck. Software quality is critical to consistently and continually delivering new features to our users. This articles covers the importance of software quality and how to deliver it via unit testing, Test Driven Development and clean code in general. Introduction ...

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