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9 Tips on Surviving the Wild West Development Process

This is a post originally published by our latest JCG partner, Brian Du Preez from the Zen in the art of IT, who we are really thrilled to have on-board. Bryan talks about Surviving the Wild West Development Process, a quite unorthodox, yet common development process. Let’ hear his suggestions on how to survive on such an environment. (NOTE: The ...

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Android Google Maps Tutorial

The Android platform provides easy and tight integration between Android applications and Google Maps. The well established Google Maps API is used under the hood in order to bring the power of Google Maps to your Android applications. In this tutorial we will see how to incorporate Google Maps into an Android app. Installing the Google APIs In order to ...

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Best Of The Week – 2011 – W06

Hello guys, Time for the “Best Of The Week” links for the week that just passed. Here are some links that drew JavaCodeGeeks‘ attention: * REST and the Web as a Platform: An interview with Subbu Allamaraju (a Yahoo! architect) who talks about real life RESTful architectures and describes a pragmatic approach of adopting the Web as an integration platform. ...

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Exposing a POJO as a JMX MBean with Spring

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Here is a very nice tutorial on how “Exposing a POJO as a JMX MBean easily with Spring” can be achieved by our latest JCG partner, Jakub from the “The Holy Java” blog (cool name). (NOTE: The original post has been slightly edited to improve readability) The Java Management Extensions (JMX) technology is a great way to check or change ...

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Java Memory Model – Quick overview and things to notice

In computing, a Memory model describes how threads interact through memory, or more generally specify what assumptions the compiler is allowed to make when generating code for segmented memory or paged memory platforms. It essentially describes, given a program and an execution trace of that program, whether the execution trace is a legal execution of the program. The Java memory ...

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Android XML Binding with Simple Framework Tutorial

XML is still important in the area of web services even though REST has gained significant attention lately. Exposed APIs via web services is the main reason I have to manipulate XML content in my Android applications. For that reason I need to parse XML documents even though it is a tedious procedure. In the past, I showed you how ...

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Hibernate mapped collections performance problems

First things first, this article was inspired after Burt Beckwith‘s presentation about Advanced GORM – Performance, Customization and Monitoring at SpringOne 2GX on Jan 27, 2011. In short, Burt Beckwith discusses potential performance problems using mapped collections and Hibernate 2nd-level cache in GORM, along with strategies for avoiding such performance penalties. Nevertheless the performance issues regarding mapped collections that Burt ...

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Android Animations – Quick Guide

A quick guide in the world of animations in Android from Chandan, one of our JCG partners. (NOTE: The original post has been slightly edited to improve readability) Setting animations to a layout programmatically is described below. Here we go: Create an XML file named for example “bottom_out.xml” and place it in a folder called “anim” inside the “res” folder. ...

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Best Of The Week – 2011 – W05

Hello all, I would like to introduce a new JavaCodeGeeks idea with this post. Every Sunday we are going to provide a list of useful articles and tutorials from the week that passed. They can definitely serve your Sunday morning reading over coffee! Here are some links that drew JavaCodeGeeks’ attention during the past week: * Visualizing Garbage Collection in ...

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