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Essential Attack Surface Management

To attack your system, to steal something or do something else nasty, the bad guys need to find a way in, and usually a way out as well. This is what Attack Surface Analysis is all about: mapping the ways in and out of your system, looking at the system from an attacker’s perspective, understanding what parts of the system ...

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Best Of The Week – 2012 – W06

Hello guys, Time for the “Best Of The Week” links for the week that just passed. Here are some links that drew Java Code Geeks attention: * You need a code review: This article praises the merits of code reviews and discusses its benefits such as creating code quality, preventing bugs and mistakes, transferring knowledge, teaching less experienced developers and more. Also ...

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Win Free Copies of Android books

Fellow Java geeks, We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Packt Publishing and we are organizing a Giveaway for you! 3 lucky winners stand a chance to win 2 copies of Packt’s best-selling books on Android (ebook format) each. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the lucky winners… The Prizes 1. ...

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Building Games Using the MVC Pattern – Tutorial and Introduction

One useful architecture pattern in game development is the MVC (model-view-controller) pattern. It helps separate the input logic, the game logic and the UI (rendering). The usefulness is quickly noticeable in the early stages of any game development project because it allows to change things quickly without too much rework of code in all layers of the application. The following ...

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Play! Framework + Google Guice

In the project I’m currently working, we started to use Google Guice. For those who don’t know, Google Guice is a dependency injection framework. The basic idea behind dependency injection is to provide a class it’s dependencies, instead of making the dependent class responsible of instantiating the objects on which it depends. Play has a module for integrating Guice: http://www.playframework.org/modules/guice-1.2/home ...

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JSON web service with Java and Axis2

I have recently met a client who asking me to rebuild their legacy product using Java web service. They want it modular and easy to use. The first thing crossed my mind is using restful approach. But there is only thing that bothers me, Java restful approach is using XML!, I would prefer a simpler way to communicate, easy to ...

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Implicit Conversions in Scala

Following on from the previous post on operator overloading I’m going to be looking at Implicit Conversions, and how we can combine them to with operator overloading to do some really neat things, including one way of creating a multi-parameter conversion. So what’s an “Implicit Conversion” when it’s at home? So lets start with some basic Scala syntax, if you’ve ...

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High performance libraries in Java

There is an increasing number of libraries which are described as high performance and have benchmarks to back that claim up. Here is a selection that I am aware of. Disruptor library – http://code.google.com/p/disruptor/ LMAX aims to be the fastest trading platform in the world. Clearly, in order to achieve this we needed to do something special to achieve very low-latency ...

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Big Data analytics with Hive and iReport

Each J.J. Abrams’ TV series Person of Interest episode starts with the following narration from Mr. Finch one of the leading characters: “You are being watched. The government has a secret system–a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because…I built it.” Of course us technical people know better. It would take a huge team ...

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