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Agents for Software Developers, Revisited

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A few recent Reddit and Hacker News posts alluded to the idea of agents in the world of software. If professional athletes and artists can have agents representing them in hiring and negotiation situations, why not software talent as well? Recruiters are almost always mentioned in these discussions, and after almost 20 years in agency recruiting I feel I understand ...

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Assigning a subdomain to a Beanstalk application with AWS Route 53

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In a previous post I wrote about how to run a Spring Boot application on AWS by using Elastic Beanstalk. I also described earlier how to make your Spring Boot application making use of HTTPS instead of HTTP in combination with BoxFuse. I ended up in that solution to include the necessary SSL certificate in my application sources. Another way ...

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Maven demystified

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Due to my Android development background, I am more used to Gradle than to Maven. Although I knew that Gradle was based on Maven, I had never investigated what was going on behind the scenes. During the last week, I have been trying to understand the details and find out what are the different Maven’s components. What is Maven Maven ...

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Deploy Spring Boot Application on Amazon Elastic Beanstalk

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In this blog, we are going to see how to deploy a Spring boot application on Amazon ElasticBeanstalk. Amazon ElasticBeanstalk has a preconfigured Java environment, which could be used to deploy a Spring Boot JAR which has the servlet container inside it. For our example, we will use maven as the build tool here. Step 1 : The first step ...

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JDK 9 @Deprecated Annotation Enhancements

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In the post What Might a New @Deprecated Look Like?, I used the description of JEP 277 (“Enhanced Deprecation”) at that time to guide the creation of an enhanced customized @Deprecated annotation. Since that post, however, there have been significant changes made in JEP 277. This post summarizes the changes and the currently planned enhancements to @Deprecated that are slated ...

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Tutorial: Using PySpark and the MapR Sandbox

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PySpark is a Spark API that allows you to interact with Spark through the Python shell. If you have a Python programming background, this is an excellent way to get introduced to Spark data types and parallel programming. PySpark is a particularly flexible tool for exploratory big data analysis because it integrates with the rest of the Python data analysis ...

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Spring Batch: Multiple Format Output Writer

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Being a strong advocate of Spring Batch, I’ve always talked about the notion of Spring Batch providing developers with a framework that allows them to focus on solving business needs. By doing so, it allows developers to not spend an inordinate amount of time solving all of the technical aspects to support the solution. To illustrate what I mean by ...

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