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Provisioning Ubuntu With Java in 3 Steps

As I’ve written about before, Vagrant is handy tool for creating localized VMs. It’s a lot like firing up EC2 images, but, for the most part, things are localized (you can, by the way, use Vagrant to fire up EC2 images). If yo ...
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Grails Goodness: Generating Raw Output with Raw Codec

Since Grails 2.3 all ${} expression output is automatically escaped on GSPs. This is very useful, because user input is now escaped and any HTML or JavaScript in the input value is escaped and not interpreted by the browser as HTM ...
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The narrow path between best practices and over-engineering

A couple of days ago I read a post by Petri Kainulainen about The Dark Side of Best Practices. He really hit what – IMHO – on the one side should be totally obvious and common sense, but sadly, too often is not the cas ...
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MongoDB: GridFS remove method deletes all files in bucket

Some time ago we ran into strange behaviour of MongoDB’s GridFS which caused me creating a Bug Ticket for the MongoDB Java driver. Today I found the link to the bug ticket in my browser bookmarks. The ticket isn’t solv ...
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Strategy Pattern ain’t meant for Spring!

Right, so lets say you’re writing a Spring MVC app and you decide, “I want to do seperate encapsulated algorithms that can be swapped to carry out a specific behaviour”. The classic response to this would be R ...
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21 signs of BAD MANAGERS I met in my career as a software manager

21 signs of BAD MANAGERS I met in my career as a software manager:Bias against action or against planning, simply waiting or postponing for ever; embrace the status-quo Secrecy, not willing to share information. giving the feeli ...
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Thymeleaf template layouts in Spring MVC application with no extensions

After some years with JSP/JSTL and Apache Tiles I started discovering Thymeleaf for my Spring MVC applications. Thymeleaf is a really great view engine and it simplifies and speeds up the development despite that lack of good Inte ...
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Analyze package dependencies with structure101

One key to a stable application is a well-structured codebase. We know that we should build as many black boxes as possible, because as soon as one black box is finished, we no longer have to think about its interior. You just use ...
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Native Java Packaging with NetBeans 7.4

One of the new features of NetBeans 7.4 that made the “NetBeans 74 NewAndNoteworthy” page is “Native Packaging,” which is described on that page as “JavaSE projects now support creation of native bund ...
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Grails Goodness: Namespace Support for Controllers

In a Grails application we can organize our controllers into packages, but if we use the same name for multiple controllers, placed in different packages, then Grails cannot resolve the correct controller name. Grails ignores the ...
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