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Jersey WebResource – Header don’t get appended


Yesterday I ran into a strange problem when using the Jersey WebResource class for doing HTTP calls: it seemed as if the headers I set, simply got ignored when executing the HTTP call. Read ahead. What I tried to achieve was to call a REST Api to get some data from on of our applications. For doing so, I used ...

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Deploying Java EE Application to Docker Swarm Cluster


What is Docker Swarm? Docker Swarm provides native clustering to Docker. Clustering using Docker Swarm 0.2.0 provide a basic introduction to Docker Swarm, and how to create a simple three node cluster. As a refresher, the key components of Docker Swarm are shown below:       In short, Swarm Manager is a pre-defined Docker Host, and is a single point for all administration. Additional Docker hosts are ...

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Functional Programming in Java 8 with Javaslang


We’re very happy to announce a guest post on the jOOQ Blog written by Daniel Dietrich, Senior Software Engineer at HSH Nordbank, husband and father of three. He currently creates a pricing framework for financial products as project lead and lead developer. Besides his work, he is interested in programming languages, efficient algorithms and data structures. Daniel wrote the short ...

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Does TDD really lead to good design?


Recently I tweeted that TDD can’t lead to a good design if we don’t know what good design looks like. I was also saying that we probably should teach design before TDD (or at least, at the same time). This tweet led to a discussions with J.B. Rainsberger, Ron Jeffries, and a few others. J.B. and I ended up having ...

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Streaming data into HPCC using Java


High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) is a distributed processing framework akin to Hadoop, except that it runs programs written in its own Domain Specific Language (DSL) called Enterprise Control Language (ECL).   ECL is great, but occasionally you will want to call out to perform heavy lifting in other languages.  For example, you may want to leverage an NLP library ...

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The Bet With Typesafe That Got Me Into Building Akka


Back to the drawing board: The lost lines of code on the road to Akka Streams, Akka HTTP and Akka Typed If you’ve ever been curious about how new core features are being developed and why your favorite technologies take on a certain path, you’ve reached the right place. In the new design decisions series on the Takipi blog you’ll ...

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How does Hibernate Collection Cache work


Introduction Previously, I described the second-level cache entry structure, Hibernate uses for storing entities. Besides entities, Hibernate can also store entity associations and this article will unravel the inner workings of collection caching.       Domain model For the up-coming tests we are going to use the following entity model: A Repository has a collection of Commit entities: @org.hibernate.annotations.Cache( ...

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JDK 9 REPL: Getting Started


Conferences are a great place to meet Java luminaries. Devoxx France was one such opportunity to meet Java language architect, ex-colleague and an old friend – Brian Goetz (@briangoetz). We talked about JDK 9 and he was all raving about REPL. He mentioned that even though there are a lot of significant features, such as modularity and HTTP2 client, in Java SE 9, but this tool is going to be ...

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It’s okay for academic software to suck


Bozhidar Bozhanov wrote an blog post titled “The Low Quality of Academic Code“, in which he observed that most academic software is poorly written. He’s makes plenty of fair points, e.g.: … there are too many freshman mistakes – not considering thread-safety, cryptic, ugly and/or stringly-typed APIs, lack of type-safety, poorly named variables and methods, choosing bad/slow serialization formats, writing ...

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Replacing Inheritance with Composition


Quite a while back, I posted about how, despite the fact that you should prefer composition over inheritance, you can best design classes for inheritance. Now, I wish to give some examples of how you can take your code that uses inheritance and change it to use composition instead, which will often actually make your code more flexible. The code ...

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