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The Persistence Layer with Spring 3.1 and JPA

1. Overview This is tutorial shows how to set up Spring with JPA, using Hibernate as a persistence provider. For a step by step introduction about setting up the Spring context using Java based configuration and the basic Maven pom for the project, see this article. 2. The JPA Spring Configuration with Java To use JPA in a Spring project, ...

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Scaling up to WebLogic 12c Server from GlassFish 3.x

One of the main goals of Oracle’s strategy for GlassFish server was to “integrate with Fusion Middleware and Products” (source: Community Roadmap May, 2010). Back in this year you heard a lot of fears and rumors about the two servers becoming one. Seeing both products moving forward in terms of features and releases it gets clearer what that strategy could ...

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My Testing and Code Analysis Toolbox

Last week we kicked of a “Testing Skill Group” at LINEAS, a group for exchanging knowledge about testing. One question that came up over and over again in various flavors was: What tools are there for testing and analyzing your code? So here is my personal answer for this, in the approximately order I tend to introduce them into projects: ...

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Quickstart WebLogic 12c with NetBeans 7.1 RC 2

WebLogic server 12c is out since a few days. It is for “naked” Java dev – the fancy Fusion Middleware stuff will move on to 12c down the line. So, this is basically my release to run. Today I am giving you a quick start with latest NetBeans 7.1 (RC 2) and WebLogic to run the Pet Catalog example with ...

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Best Of The Week – 2011 – W50

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: * Bad code plagues business applications, especially Java ones: An article discussing a quite sad (but true) study regarding business applications code. It seems that bad code plagues applications which are built based on ...

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Net Neutrality Simplified – Information super-highway analogy

A few months back, during an informal discussion with a colleague – the concept of net neutrality came along. During this discussion, a very interesting analogy was made with respect to the information super-highway. I am extending that analogy into a story-board, and which I feel would serve as a helpful tool to understand net neutrality. First we will review ...

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Getting Started with Amazon Web Services and Fully Automated Resource Provisioning in 15 Minutes

While waiting for a new project, I wanted to learn something useful. And because on many projects we need to assess and test the performance of the application being developed while only rarely there is enough hardware for generating a realistic load, I decided to learn more about provisioning virtual machines on demand in the Cloud, namely Amazon Web Services ...

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The Pragmatic Programmer – Review / Summary Notes.

I recently finished The Pragmatic Programmer, to be completely honest this had been the 3rd attempt to read it, although the book is good and well worth the read, I had unfortunetly learnt most of the lessons the hard way on my own over the last decade or so of being a software developer, so I found often myself easily ...

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