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MongoDB Facts: 80000+ inserts/second on commodity hardware

While experimenting with some time series collections I needed a large data set to check that our aggregation queries don’t become a bottleneck in case of increasing data loads. We ...
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Using Matchers in Tests

Gone are the days when we were forced to write way too many assertion lines in our testing code. There is a new sheriff in town: assertThat and his deputy: the matchers. Well, not that ...
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A paradox about typesafety and expressiveness

It’s often argued that dynamic typing is more expressive, and I am, for the most part, willing to go along with that characterization. By nature, a language with dynamic typing ...
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G1 vs CMS vs Parallel GC

This post is following up the experiment we ran exactly a year ago comparing the performance of different GC algorithms in real-life settings. We took the same experiment, expanded ...
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Uncompressing 7-Zip Files with Groovy and 7-Zip-JBinding

This post demonstrates a Groovy script for uncompressing files with the 7-Zip archive format. The two primary objectives of this post are to demonstrate uncompressing 7-Zip files with ...
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Investigating Memory Leaks Part 1 – Writing Leaky Code

I found this little problem the other day: there’s this server that runs for a while and then falls over. It’s then restarted by its startup script and the whole process repeats ...
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14 Code Refactoring smells you can easily sense and What you can do about it?

This post is specifically intended to Project Managers although developers and testers can also get reasonable inputs from this post.  Generally projects tend to accumulate a lot of ...
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Agile is like sex

I’ll get back to software development economics, there are more posts in the works, but right now I need to say something…. I have blogged before on the subject of “What is ...
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Humble architects

Humility is not a very common trait with software architects. After having worked with a few awful architects and recently with a very pleasant one, I’ve compiled a few of my experiences ...
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Integration tests with Maven 3, Failsafe and Cargo plugin

Unit testing is available in Maven out of the box. Because of that very often its used for integration tests as well. Major disadvantage of this is that integration tests can take much ...
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