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GC tuning in practice

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Tuning Garbage Collection is no different from any other performance-tuning activities. Instead of giving in to temptation for tweaking random parts of the application, you need to make sure you understand the current situation and the desired outcome. In general it is as easy as following the following process: State your performance goals Run tests Measure Compare to goals Make ...

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Copy-Paste Culture

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At Agile Israel conference, I was recruited to a “Hit The Experts” panel on engineering practices. Ok, I didn’t put too much of a fight. Most of the questions were not of the engineering nature, though. One of the questions went like this: We’ve adapted the Spotify model, and now there’s no specialization, expectations from testers to write code, and ...

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10 team building tips

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                        1. Good Morning When you enter in the office, before sitting on your desk, smile and say good morning to the team. Yes, E V E R Y day. 2. Listen when someone is talking to you. When a team member is talking to you, look him in ...

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30 Java Programming Tips and Best Practices for Beginners

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Java is one of the most popular programming languages – be it Win applications, Web Applications, Mobile, Network, consumer electronic goods, set top box devices, Java is everywhere. More than 3 Billion devices run on Java. According to Oracle, 5 billion Java Cards are in use. More than 9 Million developers choose to write their code in Java and it ...

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Monolithic to Microservices Refactoring for Java EE Applications

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Have you ever wondered what does it take to refactor an existing Java EE monolithic application to a microservices-based one? This blog explains how a trivial shopping cart example was converted to microservices-based application, and what are some of the concerns around it. The complete code base for monolithic and microservices-based application is at: github.com/arun-gupta/microservices. Read on for full glory! Java ...

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JavaEE or Spring? Neither! We Call Out For a Fresh Competitor!

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If you’ve been following some key Java people on Twitter or reading the “news” on Reddit, you could not have missed the hilarious “bitch fight” (pardon my French) between some Spring and JavaEE evangelists. First, Jürgen Höller’s provocative article: “Happy second birthday, Java EE 7! How is it going in production?” Then, Reza Rahman’s response: “The Ghosts of Java EE ...

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How I Read a Technical Resume

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I have spent many hours discussing and writing about how résumés are written, but I’ve never shared much regarding the way résumés are read. I’ve reviewed thousands of résumés, and my process has changed with the times. The description here describes how I read a résumé upon arrival in my inbox, with the only decision being whether I will schedule an initial conversation (with me). Disclaimer: This ...

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Scala Days: 11 of the Best Speakers Share Their Slides

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The slides behind some of the best talks at Scala Days Scala Days Amsterdam has swept us with tons of awesome Scala content, we had a great time attending the talks and showcasing Takipi’s new reactive monitoring solution. There were a total of 55 different sessions around all things Scala and some of the slides have already started popping up. ...

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Java Micro Frameworks: The New Trend You Can’t Ignore

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What are Java micro frameworks and why should you use them? Every language has tradeoffs. With Java, the tradeoff for being a safe, rigorously tested, backwards compatible language is making some sacrifices around agility and streamlining. There’s undeniably some verbosity and bloating, however, the JVM is hugely appealing as a backend if you really want to dive into things or ...

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