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Best Of The Week – 2011 – W42

Hello guys, Time for the “Best Of The Week” links for the week that just passed. Here are some links that drew JavaCodeGeeks attention: * Java Reloaded: Oracle is finally ...
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Even Backlogs Need Grooming

Imagine this common scenario if you will. One of your friends calls you up and says: “Hey, would you mind helping me move on Saturday, I am getting 4 or 5 people together and we are ...
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Services, practices & tools that should exist in any software development house, part 2

Here we go again. In the first part we have gone through some basic tools like Code Repository, Issue Tracker and Wiki. We have also listed services like a builder server, ideas tools ...
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How to Get Unstuck

Jeff Wofford singles out “getting stuck” as A Programmer’s Greatest Enemy. Stuck as getting stuck with a problem that you just can’t solve. This situation gets frustrating fast. ...
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Monitoring OpenJDK from the CLI

Currently I do quite a bit of work in and around the Java virtual machine (JVM), most of the time on Linux. When things go awry and I am trying to establish why, I reach for the Java ...
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How extreme is extreme programming?

The term Extreme Programming (XP) was coined in the nineties. Originally, it described a set of practices that have mostly been widely adopted today. Among these practices were continuous ...
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Programming antipatterns

 Did you ever do a code review where you recorded an extremely high amount of WTF/m? And did you ever wonder what the cause of all this bad code is? Most of the time cause number ...
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Sending emails with Java

I start writing this post as a simple “how to send an email” using Java, but later I found I need to briefly explain more things. So, here is this kind of all in one summary about ...
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DI in Scala: Cake Pattern pros & cons

I’ve been looking at alternatives for java-style DI and DI containers which would use pure Scala; a promising candidate is the Cake Pattern (see my earlier blog post for information ...
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Getters and Setters Are Not Evil

Every now and then some OOP purist comes and tells us that getters and setters are evil, because they break encapsulation. And you should never, ever use getters and setters because ...
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