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Vaadin add-ons and Maven

Introduction One (of the many) thing I like about Vaadin, is its community of ‘add-ons’ to the Vaadin framework – what they call the Vaadin Directory. An ‘add-on’ is a community-contributed addition to the framework, and can be anything from for example a new client-side widget to a Lazy loading container for a data table. Something similar I would definitely ...

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You can’t be Agile in Maintenance? (Part 2)

This article continues from You can’t be Agile in Maintenance? (Part 1) Coding Guidelines – follow the rules Getting the team to follow coding guidelines is important in maintenance to help ensure the consistency and integrity of the code base over time – and to help ensure software security (PPT). Of course teams may have to compromise on coding standards ...

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You can’t be Agile in Maintenance? (Part 1)

I’ve been going over a couple of posts by Steve Kilner that question whether Agile methods can be used effectively in software maintenance. It’s a surprising question really. There are a lot of maintenance teams who have had success following Agile methods like Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP) (PDF) for some time now. We’ve been doing it for almost 5 ...

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Concurrency optimization – Reduce lock granularity

Performance is very important in high load multi-threaded applications. Developers must be aware of concurrency issues in order to achieve better performance. When we need concurrency we usually have a resource that must be shared by two or more threads. In such cases we have a race condition, where only one of the threads will acquire the lock (on resource) ...

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Apache Shiro : Application Security Made Easy

Considering that JAVA is over 10+ years old, the number of choices for application developers that need to build authentication and authorization into their applications is shockingly low. In JAVA & J2EE, the JAAS specification was an attempt to address security. While JAAS works for authentication, the authorization part is just too cumbersome to use. The EJB and Servlet specifications ...

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GPGPU with Jcuda the Good, the Bad and … the Ugly

In our previous article GPGPU for Java Programming we showed how to setup an environment to execute CUDA from within java code. However the previous article focused only on setting up the environment leaving the subject of parallelism untouched. In this article we will see how we can utilize a GPU do what is doing best: parallel processing. Through this ...

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Java EE6 Events: A lightweight alternative to JMS

The feature I’m going to talk about today is the event mechanism that is in java EE 6. The general idea is to fire an event and let an event listener pick it up. I have created this example that is totally useless, but it simplicity helps me to focus on the important stuff. I’m going to fire a LogEvent ...

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Best Of The Week – 2011 – W42

Hello guys, Time for the “Best Of The Week” links for the week that just passed. Here are some links that drew JavaCodeGeeks attention: * Java Reloaded: Oracle is finally getting Java on track, Java 7 was released, JavaOne was a big success, JavaFX has been reworked and JCPs are being reorganized. Java is generating a good momentum. * JavaFX ...

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Even Backlogs Need Grooming

Imagine this common scenario if you will. One of your friends calls you up and says: “Hey, would you mind helping me move on Saturday, I am getting 4 or 5 people together and we are going to move my stuff to my new house?” You of course reply: “Sure I can help, what time do you want me to ...

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