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Author Archives: Alex Zhitnitsky

Alex Zhitnitsky
Alex is an engineer working with Takipi on a mission to help Java and Scala developers solve bugs in production and rid the world of buggy software. Passionate about all things tech, he is also the co-founder & lead of GDG Haifa, a local developer group. Alex holds a B.Sc from the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology.

JUnit vs TestNG: Which Testing Framework Should You Choose?

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JUnit vs TestNG: The testing frameworks showdown Testing is an inseparable part of the software release cycle in well balanced developer teams. And it wasn’t always like that. Unit tests, integration test, system tests and others weren’t always around. Today, we’re lucky to be in a place in time where testing matters and the value is known to most of ...

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Java on Steroids: 5 Super Useful JIT Optimization Techniques

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Java developer? Optimize your production monitoring. See the source code, call stack, and variable state behind all logged errors, warnings, and exceptions – Try Takipi. What are some of the most useful JVM JIT optimizations and how to use them? Even when you’re not actively planning for it, the JVM has quite a few tricks up its sleeve to help ...

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The 12 Step Program to Realizing Your Java Monitoring is Flawed

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What are some of the biggest problems with the current state of Java monitoring? Errors in production are much like drunk texting. You only realize something went wrong after it had already happened. Texting logs are usually more amusing than application error logs, but… both can be equally hard to fix. In this post we’ll go through a 12 step ...

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The Truth Behind the Big Exceptions Lie

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Exceptions are probably the most misused Java language feature. Here’s why Let’s break some myths. There is no tooth fairy. Santa isn’t real. TODO comments. finalfinalversion-final.pdf. Soapless soap. And… Exceptions are in fact exceptions. The latter might need some more convincing, but we got you covered. For this post, we asked Avishai Ish-Shalom, an experienced systems architect and a longtime ...

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5 Ways to NOT F**K Up Your Microservices in Production

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Java developer? Takipi replaces logging in production JVMs and lets you see the source code, call stack, and variable state behind all logged errors, warnings, and exceptions – Try Takipi The dark side of microservices: What can possibly go wrong? It seems like everyone are into microservices these days, while monolith architectures are just as popular as crumbling down old ...

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