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(Part 2 of 3): Synopsis of articles & videos on Performance tuning, JVM, GC in Java, Mechanical Sympathy, et al

This is a continuation of the previous post titled (Part 1 of 3): Synopsis of articles & videos on Performance tuning, JVM, GC in Java, Mechanical Sympathy, et al. Without any further ado, lets get started with our next set o ...
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Adding Social Sign In to a Spring MVC Web Application: Unit Testing

Spring Social 1.0 has a spring-social-test module which provides support for testing Connect implementations and API bindings. This module was removed from Spring Social 1.1.0, and it was replaced with the Spring MVC Test framewor ...
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ArrayList vs LinkedList

I must confess the title of this post is a little bit catchy. I have recently read this blog post and this is a good summary of  discussions & debates about this subject. But this time I would like to try a different approach ...
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Gradle Command-Line Conveniences

In my post A First Look at Building Java with Gradle, I briefly mentioned using Gradle‘s “gradle tasks” command to see the available tasks for a particular Gradle build. In this post, I expand on that brief menti ...
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Extending Guava caches to overflow to disk

Caching allows you to significantly speed up applications with only little effort. Two great cache implementations for the Java platform are the Guava caches and Ehcache. While Ehcache is much richer in features (such as its Searc ...
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Acceptance Tests as Specifications

In my previous article about acceptance testing I wrote about how tools like FitNesse and Cucumber focus on collaboration between developers and testers. Of course that’s not all these tools help us with. In this post weR ...
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11 Reasons why products fail in the market

Not all the product ideas get transformed into actual products.  Only a few pass that stage and get to the market as a Product.  And there are even fewer products that are actually successful.  So what are the reasons why produ ...
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An Alternative Multi-Producer Approach

Recently on InfoQ, Aliaksei Papou posted an article on some of his experiments with high performance interchange of messages between threads.  There were a number of examples within the article, but I am going to focus on the mul ...
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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 part of virtually every server-side application. ...
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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 even you will never really use it – because ...
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