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Alternative Jobs For Bored Web/App Developers


I’ve recently seen a spate of engineers declaring boredom and/or dissatisfaction with their current roles and responsibilities, which leads them to openly question what options are available.  Perhaps building accounting software products or maintaining the web presence of an insurance firm just isn’t inspiring you to get out of bed anymore.  This problem isn’t unique to the software industry (and ...

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Java SE 7 Update 25 – Release-Notes explained.


Yesterday was CPU day. Oracle released the Java SE update 25 with the June Java Critical Patch Update. After the last major update in April this is the last one which does not fit into the Oracle Critical Patch Update schedule along with all other Oracle products. Starting in October 2013, Java security fixes will follow the four annual security ...

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Java EE 7 launch – Feedback and Press Coverage


Java EE 7 is a couple of days old already. We all have had a chance to either watch the live launch events or the available replays. The last MR releases finished pushing their stuff to the JCP and it basically is a wrap. Time to reflect on what happened and what I think about it. Community Participation within the ...

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Documenting Compliance – About TCKs, Specifications and Testing


Working with software specifications is hard. No matter in which exact filed; you end up with the big question: Does everything ever specified is implemented and tested? Back in the days of waterfall driven methodologies this has been an issue and even today at the time of writing, agility and user-stories still don’t guarantee you the perfect fit. Many of ...

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Unit Testing Tip: Create Descriptive Tests


Your unit tests should be as descriptive as possible. The feedback they give you should be so clear you don’t even need to fire up the debugger and step one by one through the code to inspect your local variables. Why? Because that takes time and we’re lazy, right? In order to do so you need to create descriptive tests. ...

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MOXy’s @XmlVariableNode – JSON Schema Example


We are in the process of adding the ability to generate a JSON Schema from your domain model to EclipseLink MOXy.  To accomplish this we have created a new Variable Node mapping. In this post I will demonstrate the new mapping by mapping a Java model to a JSON Schema. You can try this out today using a nightly build ...

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JMeter custom function implementation


JMeter provides functions that can be used in the sampler. While writing complex test-plan you feel that JMeter is lacking some of the methods. You use Beanshell script to define your own custom method. JMeter invokes Beanshell interpreter to run script the script. This works fine as long as you don’t generate high load (high number of threads). But once ...

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Git configuration options you can’t miss


Whenever I start using a new machine for development these are the first options I setup.                   First things first – Your name git config --global "Andrea Salvadore" git config --global "" Better log messages git config --global alias.lg "log --color --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit" This ...

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