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The Logging Olympics – A Race Between Today’s Top 5 Java Logging Frameworks

Developers: Takipi tells you when new code breaks in production –  Learn moreLog4J vs SLF4J simple vs Logback vs Java Util Logging vs LOG4J2 Logging is an age-old and intrinsic ...
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Proxies done right with Guava’s AbstractInvocationHandler

Not too often but sometimes we are forced to write custom dynamic proxy class using java.lang.reflect.Proxy. There is really no magic in this mechanism and it’s worth knowing ...
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Orika: Mapping JAXB Objects to Business/Domain Objects

This post looks at mapping JAXB objects to business domain objects with Orika. Earlier this month, I covered the same mapping use case using reflection-based Dozer. In this post, I’ll ...
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Advanced Java generics: retreiving generic type arguments

After their introduction in the JDK5, Java generics quickly became an integral element of many Java programs. However, as easy Java generics seem at first glance, as quickly a programer ...
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Java 8 parameter name at runtime

Java 8 will be introducing an easier way to discover the parameter names of methods and constructors. Prior to Java 8, the way to find the parameter names is by turning the debug symbols ...
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Playing with futures

During job interviews we often give Scala developers a simple design task: to model a binary tree. The simplest but not necessarily best implementation involves Option idiom:                 case ...
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MongoDB “Lightning Fast Aggregation” Challenged with Oracle

What does “Scale” even mean in the context of databases? When talking about scaling, people have jumped to the vendor-induced conclusion that:SQL doesn’t scale NoSQL scalesIt ...
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Project Student: Webservice Client with Jersey

This is part of Project Student. Other posts are Webservice Client with Jersey, Business Layer and Persistence with Spring Data. The first layer of the RESTful webapp onion is the webservice ...
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Give Credit Generously

I had a boss who was great at saying, “Terri did this. Jen did that. JR did this other thing.” We all knew who had learned about different areas of the system, who had succeeded ...
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Performance tuning – measure don’t guess

In my performance tuning career I have given the advice to measure and not guess more often than I can recall. And in many cases the target of this advice has given up after looking ...
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