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“Infinity” is a Bad Default Timeout

Many libraries wrap some external communication. Be it a REST-like API, a message queue, a database, a mail server or something else. And therefore you have to have some timeout – for connecting, for reading, writing or idling. And sadly, many libraries have their default timeouts set to “0” or “-1” which means “infinity”. And that is a very useless ...

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Spring Boot and Security Events with Actuator

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Spring Boot Actuator provides auditing capabilities for publishing and listening to security related events in a Spring Boot application with Spring Security enabled. The default events are authentication success, authentication failure and access denied, but they can be extended with custom events. Make sure you have Spring Boot Security and Actuator enabled in your project <dependency> <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId> <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-security</artifactId> </dependency> <dependency> ...

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Microservices Series: MicroProfile and Apache TomEE

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Introduction MicroProfile is an initiative started in September 2016 by group of prominent vendors to build a Microservices architecture based on JEE platform. The mission is to optimize Enterprise Java for a Microservices architecture. The developers can make use of this architecture to build and develop Microservices applications in a standardized way using Enterprise Java platform. The API building will ...

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Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 4: Determining Next Steps

To summarize: your agile transformation is stuck. You’ve thought about your why, as in Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 1: Define Your Why. You’ve started to measure possibilities. You have an idea of who you might talk with as in Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 2: Who to Approach. You’ve considered who you need as allies and how to enlist them in Becoming an Agile Leader, ...

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5 Key Takeaways from Google Cloud Next ’17 Keynote Session

Technology helps in diminishing physical boundaries and watching Google Cloud Next 2017 keynote session on my TV through YouTube was a great example to prove this theory. Cloud has been at the top of CxO’s priority list and technology events such as  AWS’s re:Invent and  Microsoft’s Build 2016 re-emphasized Cloud’s perseverance. Google’s Cloud Next 2017 continues the trend and here are  key takeaways ...

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Break Into the Lucrative World of Ethical Hacking with Over 45 Hours of Immersive Content Hey fellow geeks, This week, on our JCG Deals store, we have an extreme offer. We are offering the Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle for only $39 instead of the original price of $1,273, yeap that is a massive 96% off. Break Into a ...

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Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 3: How to Create Allies

To summarize: your agile transformation is stuck. You’ve thought about your why, as in Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 1: Define Your Why. You’ve started to measure possibilities. You have an idea of who you might talk with as in Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 2: Who to Approach. Now, how do you create allies so you can unwedge your agile transformation? First, here’s ...

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Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 2: Who to Approach

To summarize: your agile transformation is stuck. You’ve thought about your why, as in Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 1: Define Your Why.  You have some idea for measurements. Maybe you’ve even started to measure to capture the data. Now, it’s time to talk to people across the organization. The question is this: Who do you talk with, to unwedge your agile ...

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Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 1: Define Your Why

Your agile transformation isn’t proceeding the way you thought. People use the right agile words, but they’re not changing how they work. Teams aren’t collaborating, managers still talk about “resources,” and the projects aren’t delivering finished value. Your agile transformation is stuck. Maybe it’s time to return to your why. Why is your organization moving to agile? Do you know? Ask ...

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Deprecating Java’s Finalizer

JDK-8165641 (“Deprecate Object.finalize”) has been opened to “deprecate Object.finalize()” because “finalizers are inherently problematic and their use can lead to performance issues, deadlocks, hangs, and other problematic behavior” and because “the timing of finalization is unpredictable with no guarantee that a finalizer will be called.” I recently experienced and wrote about some of these nasty consequences of using Object.finalize() in ...

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