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Identity Anti-patterns: Federation Silos and Spaghetti Identity

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A recent research done by the analyst firm Quocirca confirms that many businesses now have more external users than internal ones: in Europe 58 percent transact directly with users from other businesses and/or consumers; for the UK alone the figure is 65 percent. If you look at the history, most enterprises grow today via acquisitions, mergers and partnerships. In U.S ...

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DI Containers are Code Polluters

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While dependency injection (aka, “DI”) is a natural technique of composing objects in OOP (known long before the term was introduced by Martin Fowler), Spring IoC, Google Guice, Java EE6 CDI, Dagger and other DI frameworks turn it into an anti-pattern. I’m not going to discuss obvious arguments against “setter injections” (like in Spring IoC) and “field injections” (like in ...

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JPA Tutorial: Mapping Entities – Part 2

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In my last post I showed a simple way of persisting an entity. I explained the default approach that JPA uses to determine the default table for an entity. Let’s assume that we want to override this default name. We may like to do so because the data model has been designed and fixed before and the table names do ...

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Logical vs physical clock optimistic locking

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Introduction In my previous post I demonstrated why optimistic locking is the only viable solution for application-level transactions. Optimistic locking requires a version column that can be represented as: a physical clock (a timestamp value taken from the system clock) a logical clock (an incrementing numeric value) This article will demonstrate why logical clocks are better suited for optimistic locking ...

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Six Tips for Interviewing Scrum Masters, Part 2

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Now that you know what you expect from your Scrum Master’s job (the deliverables), and you know the essential and desirable skills (the first three tips), you can focus on creating the interview questions and audition. (If you have not yet read Six Tips for Interviewing Scrum Masters, Part 1 for the first three tips, please do so now.) Tip ...

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Chained Access Delegation Pattern

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Suppose a medium-scale enterprise that sells bottled water has a RESTful API (Water API) that can be used to update the amount of water consumed by a registered user. Any registered user can access the API via any client application. It could be an Android app, an iOS app, or even a web application. The company only provides the API—anyone ...

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Trace output with Drools

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Drools 6 includes a trace output that can help get an idea of what is going on in your system,  and how often things are getting executed, and with how much data. It can also help to understand that Drools 6 is now a goal based algorithm, using a linking mechanism to link in rules for evaluation. More details on ...

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Java Code Geeks and ej-technologies are giving away FREE JProfiler Licenses (worth over $2000)!

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Tired of having performance issues on your live servers? Then we have something especially for you! We are partnering with ej-technologies, creator of cool Java tools, and we are running a contest giving away FREE licenses for the award-winning all-in-one Java profiler, JProfiler. JProfiler is an all-in-one Java profiler that is easy to use and has advanced functionality for solving ...

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Don’t Miss out on Writing Java 8 SQL One-Liners with jOOλ or jOOQ

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More and more people are catching up with the latest update to our platform by adopting functional programming also for their businesses. At Data Geekery, we’re using Java 8 for our jOOQ integration tests, as using the new Streams API with lambda expressions makes generating ad-hoc test data so much easier. However, we don’t feel that the JDK offers as ...

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Six Tips for Interviewing Scrum Masters, Part 1

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People want to know the “secret sauce” for hiring Scrum Masters and agile coaches. I wish it was easy to provide a standard set of questions. Because your agile team is unique, your questions should be different. However, there are some common qualities, preferences, and non-technical skills among Scrum Masters. First, do a job analysis for your Scrum Master. I ...

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