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Optional Dependencies

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Sometimes a library you are writing may have optional dependencies. E.g. “if apache http client is on the classpath, use it; otherwise – fallback to HttpURLConnection”. Why would you do that? For various reasons – when distributing a library and you may not want to force a big dependency footprint. On the other hand, a more advanced library may have ...

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godep Dependency Management in Go

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Go differs from many other languages in that a wide range of dependency management methods and tools exist for it. The approach endorsed by the Go team involves vendoring dependencies within the project folder and modifying the the import statements to support the new location. Godep works differently than the endorsed approach… Instead of requiring changes to be made to ...

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What you should know before hiring UX designers

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When I talk with some startup founders I wonder how many people in the street understand what they are doing. They all hire UX graduates, and consider that’s all it takes to become understood and loved by users, real or imaginary. This is  like hiring a hairdresser in a team climbing Kilimanjaro One of the articles I most like comes ...

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CUBA Platform – the new Java enterprise applications framework

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So.. hello world! Our English website is finally live and now everyone can download the platform and start creating business applications faster than ever before, honestly. It took us six years of permanent evolution and occasional revolutions to get CUBA to the level of maturity before we decided it is good enough to share with the international Java community, including a couple of ...

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Ubuntu->VMware->MINIX 3

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Unix-like Microkernel Open-Source Operating System Meet MINIX 3 a Unix-like, robust and compact operating system that is capable of recovering from drivers crashes. Current MINIX version is stable enough to suit perfectly Real-Time Embedded systems and systems that require stability over long periods of time without restart. Here is the quote from the official MINIX site. What Is MINIX 3? MINIX ...

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Advanced Java course launched on JCG Academy!

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It has been a while since we have launched JCG Academy, a premium content, subscription based site offering a number of courses on the latest, cutting edge technologies. The courses cover a wide array of technologies, from NoSQL databases, like Redis and CouchDB, to mobile development with Android. Of course, Java related courses have a premier position there, and one ...

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Software Architecture in DevOps

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A new book by Len Bass, Ingo Weber and Liming Zhu “DevOps: A Software Architect’s Perspective”, part of the SEI Series in Software Engineering, looks at how DevOps affects architectural decisions, and a software architect’s role in DevOps. The authors focus on the goals of DevOps: to get working software into production as quickly as possible while minimizing risk, balancing ...

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Web Framework Benchmarks – Round 10

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TechEmpower Web Framework Benchmarks is a collaborative, open web framework benchmarking project that I blogged about last year (see An open web application framework benchmark). Since the last write-up a new benchmark round has been run with lots of new test implementations. Among others, round 10 benchmark run includes support for the Cassandra NoSQL database, as well as a new Java-based test ...

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