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Observations on Dev / Ops culture

I am and always will be a student of leadership & design. I like to see things work, but I like it more when things work a little better or a little different than I’ve seen them work in the past. More than anything I like change, which I think of as progress when the goal is learning and improvement. ...

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Adding Ehcache to Openxava application

Introduction This article shows how to quickly enable Ehcache on Openxava applications and thus improving performance. When viewing an entity and its graph, relationships are loaded. Adding a second-level cache fasten the retrieval of associated elements, since already loaded elements are retrieved from cache and not database. Eventually this page explains how minuteproject treats this aspect with keeping its promise: write ...

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A SMALL cross-section of BIG Data

Big data is a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Big data sizes are a constantly moving target currently ranging from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes of data in a single data set. IDC estimated the ...

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Overview of the basics of versioning

Why use version control? Versioning is a crucial key of the development process for several reasons best described through the lack of versioning: Want to see a great piece of code that was refactored out, deleted or otherwise lost six months ago? Hmm… If you have multiple versions of a product used in live environments (by customers or yourself), how ...

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Most often asked questions about JavaFX

Last week I did a talk about JavaFX at Jfokus 2012 in Stockholm, when I realized that there are three questions I am asked at every event. There seems to be a general interest, so I try to answer them in this post (as much as I can to be honest): What about JavaFX on the iPad or other mobile ...

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ActiveMQ IS Ready For Prime Time

The ActiveMQ project has been around since 2005 – and has been a top level project at the Apache Software Foundation for a good part of that. The aims of the ActiveMQ project has been to provide a world class enterprise messaging solution, with brokers being able to provide connectivity from smart, IP enabled devices all the way through to ...

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Best Practices for JavaFX Mobile Applications, Part 2

WARNING: The tips I am giving here are true for the current version of JavaFX Mobile, which is part of the JavaFX 1.1 SDK. In future versions the behavior will change, the current bad performance of the mentioned artifacts will be optimized away or at least significantly improved. Everything I am writing about here is a snap-shot, nothing should be understood ...

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Junior Developers – Anthropological Review

Junior Developers…You can’t live with them and it is illegal to shoot them. Well, except maybe for our North Korean readers. So how the hell can you pass software development knowledge to someone who thinks that Maven is a city in Eastern Europe? In his book ‘Software Development as a Cooperative Game’, Alistair Cockburn describes the three levels of learning ...

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