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Reasons for IntelliJ IDEA


Introduction I often get the question why I use Intellij in favor of another IDE, in this case Eclipse. Most of the time I answer that question by demonstrating some features of IntelliJ and showing how integrated everything is. This got me thinking about what are the actual reasons that I use it. This post will try to make that ...

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JavaFX 2 with Spring


I’m going to start this one with a bold statement: I always liked Java Swing, or applets for that matter. There, I said it. If I perform some self analysis, this admiration probably started when I got introduced to Java. Swing was (practically) the first thing I ever did with Java that gave some statisfactionary result and made me able ...

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5 Strategies for Making Money with the Cloud


Everybody is hearing Cloud Computing on the television now. Operators will store your contacts in the Cloud. Hosting companies will host your website in the Cloud. Others will store your photos in the Cloud. However how do you make money with the Cloud? The first thing is to forget about infrastructure and virtualization. If you are thinking that in 2013, ...

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Most popular application servers


This is the second post in the series where we publish statistical data about the Java installations. The used dataset originates from free Plumbr installations out there totalling 1,024 different environments we have collected during the past six months. First post in the series analyzed the foundation – on what OS the JVM is run, whether it is a 32 ...

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Cryptography Using JCA – Services In Providers


The Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) is an extensible framework that enables you to use perform cryptographic operations. JCA also promotes implementation independence (program should not care about who’s providing the cryptographic service) and implementation interoperability (program should not be tied to a specific provider of a particular cryptographic service). JCA allows numerous cryptographic services e.g. ciphers, key generators, message digests ...

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What’s in a name : Reason behind naming of few great projects


This is in conitunuation of my previous post where i have listed the reason behind naming of several great projects.I have found some more languages , product and organization . Why Name AMAZON: Amazon[need no introduction] was founded by Jeff Bezos. Bezos wanted a name for his company that began with “A” so that it would appear early in alphabetic ...

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Multiple Methods for Monitoring and Managing GlassFish 3


GlassFish 3 supports multiple methods of monitoring and management. In this post, I look briefly at the approaches GlassFish provides for administration, monitoring, and management. GlassFish Admin Console GlassFish’s web-based Admin Console GUI is probably the best-known interface for GlassFish administration. By default, it is accessed via the URL http://localhost:4848/ once GlassFish is running. The two screen snapshots below provide ...

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OpenJPA: Memory Leak Case Study


This article will provide the complete root cause analysis details and resolution of a Java heap memory leak (Apache OpenJPA leak) affecting an Oracle Weblogic server 10.0 production environment. This post will also demonstrate the importance to follow the Java Persistence API best practices when managing the javax.persistence.EntityManagerFactory lifecycle.             Environment specifications Java EE server: ...

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