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ZK in Action: MVVM – Load and Render Data

A previous post had briefly introduced the RIA framework ZK and how its CSS Selector inspired controller mechanism alleviates some of the burdens that comes with UI changes by making the task of referencing UI components in the controller class a relatively flexible affair. We then explored how the MVVM patterns in ZK allows a single ViewModel to serve different ...

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How changing Java package names transformed my system architecture

Changing your perspective even a small amount can have profound effects on how you approach your system. Let’s say you’re writing a web application in Java. In the system you deal with orders, customers and products. As a web application, your classes include staples like PersonController, PersonRepository, CustomerController and OrderService. How do you organize your classes into packages? There are ...

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Builder Design pattern in Java

Builder design pattern in Java is a creational pattern i.e. used to create objects, similar to factory method design pattern which is also creational design pattern. Before learning any design pattern I suggest find out the problem a particular design pattern solves. Its been well said necessity is mother on invention. learning design pattern without facing problem is not that ...

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5 things Usability is NOT

Usability, IMHO, is the single most important factor in making or breaking a product. No matter how good efficient your code is, if it’s not usable, your software will just fail. In this blog, I cover 5 misinterpretations of usability that I’ve come across in real life situations. 1. Usability is in the UI UIs play a major role in ...

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JavaFX 2.0 Layout Panes – BorderPane

A BorderPane is very well suited to develop more complex layouts. In general the BorderPane provides five different regions: Top, Right, Bottom, Left and Center. You can set a Node to each of these areas by calling the setTop/setBottom/set… methods. This approach makes it very easy to develop “website-like” application windows where you have a menubar or toolbar at the ...

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Managing large deployments of MQ and ESB with Fuse Fabric, Part I

FuseSource just recently released enterprise versions of their distributions of ActiveMQ and ServiceMix. Some of the top features include incremental patching, custom platform installers, and third party verification. One of the coolest features that comes part of the new enterprise editions is Fuse Fabric and some new tooling that allows you to leverage Fabric to manage your environment. Fabric allows ...

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Integration tests with Maven 3, Failsafe and Cargo plugin

Unit testing is available in Maven out of the box. Because of that very often its used for integration tests as well. Major disadvantage of this is that integration tests can take much more time to execute and because no one likes to wait long time every build – tests are just skipped with -Dmaven.test.skip=true flag In order to execute ...

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Java Generics Interview Questions

Generic interview questions in Java interviews are getting more and more common with Java 5 around there for considerable time and many application either moving to Java 5 and almost all new java development happening on Tiger(code name of Java 5). Importance of Generics and Java 5 features like Enum, Collection utilities are getting more and more popular on Java ...

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