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Technology Related Classic Mistakes

In my last blog I looked at Product Related Classic Mistakes from Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules by Steve McConnell, which although it’s now been around for at least 10 years, and times have changed, is still as relevant today as when it was written. As Steve’s book states, classic mistakes are classic mistakes because they’re mistakes that are ...

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Personal gains from contributing to Open Source

Many may find it difficult to understand why certain people spend a lot of their spare time producing stuff without being paid and then give it away for free. Is this altruism on the edge of stupidity or are there personal benefits gained from participating in such activities? The act of charity and joy of programming arise but may not ...

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Scala for 2012? Deciding Whether to Invest In a Programming Language

I have found it both interesting and rewarding to learn a new programming language or major framework on a roughly yearly basis. If forced to self-identify with any single programming language, it would be Java. However, over the years, I’ve used C and C++ fairly extensively and have used and learned enough to be dangerous about several other languages including ...

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Git DVCS – Getting started

Git is a distributed revision control system, where every working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities. Git is categorized as DVCS (Distributed Version Control System), because is not dependant on a central server. So the academic way for working with Git is pushing/pulling data from/to each developer repository. This works in small teams ...

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Best Of The Week – 2011 – W53

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: * 11 Things every Software Developer should be doing in 2012: A great list of things that developers should be doing in the year to come. Perfect for new year’s resolutions :-). Also check ...

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What I Learnt about JavaFX Today

In case you haven’t heard, JavaFX 2 is the new Desktop / web / client framework for Java. It’s had a considerable overhaul since JavaFX 1 (which was frankly not that impressive). Out has gone the custom scripting language, and instead you can write it using standard Java and an XML-based language for the actual UI presentation. So today, a ...

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Simplifying RESTful Search

Overview REST architectural pattern is based around two basic principles: Resources as URLs: A resource is something like an entity or a noun in modelling lingo. Anything on a web is identified as a resource and each unique resource is identified by a unique URL. Operations as HTTP methods: REST leverages existing HTTP methods, particularly GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE which map ...

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ZK Web Framework Thoughts

I’ve been asked several times to present some of my opinions about ZK. So, based of my experience of 4 years as a ZK user, here’s some thoughts: Overall developer experience, the community and documentation “It just works” Most of the stuff that ZK offers works very well, and the functionality is usually very intuitive to use if you have ...

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Top 10 JavaCodeGeeks posts for 2011

2011 is coming to its end, and like last year, we have created a compilation of the Top 10 Java Code Geeks posts for this year. This compilation serves as a reminder of our best moments for the year that is ending. The posts ranking was performed based on the absolute number of page views per post, not necessarily unique. ...

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