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The Three Ways to Work with Code

Obviously you read code more often than you write it. Nothing new here. This fact is brought up often when the need for clean code is discussed. Or when the merits of different programming ...
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From Spring to Java EE 6

I recently worked on a quite complex project mixing many Java EE 6 technologies (such as JPA, JAXB, JMS, JTA, JAX-RS, etc…). For productivity and planning reasons, the prototyped ...
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Beneficial CountDownLatch and tricky java deadlock

Have you ever used java.util.concurrent.CountDownLatch? It’s a very convenience class to achieve synchronization between two or more threads, where allows one or more threads to wait ...
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Big Company vs. Small Company

The other day I was having lunch with a friend of mine who works for a medium sized company (by medium sized I mean large, but not Fortune 500 large). Our discussions touched a variety ...
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The Default Use Case

You should have a default use case (or a small set of them). No matter what are you making – end-user product, public API, protocol spec, etc. The default use case is the most common ...
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Spring Pitfalls: Proxying

Being a Spring framework user and enthusiast for many years I came across several misunderstandings and problems with this stack. Also there are places where abstractions leak terribly ...
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Unit Testing Using Mocks – Testing Techniques 5

My last blog was the fourth in a series of blogs on approaches to testing code, demonstrating how to create a unit test that isolates the object under test using a stub object. Today’s ...
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When to replace Unit Tests with Integration Test

Its been a while I was thinking about integration vs unit testing. Lots of googling, questions in stack overflow and looking in many books. In this post I would like share with you ...
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SOLID – Open Closed Principle

Open Closed Principle (OCP) states that, Software entities (Classes, modules, functions) should be OPEN for EXTENSION, CLOSED for MODIFICATION. Lets try to reflect on the above statement- ...
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Technical debt & the Boiling Frog

I hope everybody among my readers is familiar with the concept of technical debt: If you do a quick hack to implement a feature it might be faster to implement in the short run, but ...
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