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Swift for the Java Guy: Part 2 – The basics

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In Part 1 of this series we looked at how to get Swift up and running. In this part we will look the Differences between Java and Swift at a language level by creating the Swift classes and comparing them to Java.  For this article we will go over the basic of class construction. Firstly; Whats the same. Both languages ...

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Type safe dependency injection using Java 8.0

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So I sometimes really miss old school Dependency Injection. Back when Spring was still “lightweight” we happily configured all our beans in an application.xml file with the “learn-in-a-day” Spring bean xml configuration. The downsides to this were of course a loss of type safety. I can think of quite a few test cases whose sole purpose was to bootstrap the Spring ...

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When writing too much code can kill you

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So now that I lured you in with that provocative title I suppose I need to clarify. Well it’s true; too much coding can kill you, the real question is “what is the reason?” and the answer to that is; Chronic Stress. So why write about this; well it’s personal. You see: it happened to me, and I’m hoping to ...

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Builder pattern using Java 8

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I work in an environment where a great deal of our day to day scripting tasks occur through calling remote services as opposed to working with the database. For a lot of scripting tasks I’ve often used Groovy and one of the most useful features of Groovy specifically for that task has been it’s built in fluent Builders. Now Groovy ...

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