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JSF 2.2 Create a custom Hello World component in 30 seconds

Let’s jump directly to the cool stuff and say that in JSF 2.0 a custom component was made available to page authors by configuring it in a Facelet tag library (*taglib.xml). Moreover, when the component is mapped in a JAR, a special entry in web.xml is needed to point to the *taglib.xml file. As of JSF 2.2, we don’t need ...

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Cross-platform mobile developement

So what problems does cross-platform development actually solve. well they are two-fold. To have the capability of complete (or near complete) mobile platform coverage by developing the application once to run on multiple platforms. To kill two (or multiple birds) with one stone. And secondly to reduce language selection to a subset of the languages normally used to develop mobile applications and ideally ...

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Drill into Your Big Data Today with Apache Drill

Apache Drill has been gaining significant user adoption and community momentum since its initial Beta availability in September 2014. The generally available version of Drill—Drill 1.0—was released in May 2015, and numerous customers have deployed and used Drill in production since then. In this blog post, I will briefly summarize some of the key capabilities that customers are finding immensely ...

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Why Docker?

Containers are not a new thing, but implementing them was always a little more complicated than it needed to be. Docker made great leaps in simplification of containers and set the world on fire from there. Let’s look at why. Why Docker Became a Household Name Docker isn’t very old. It was about to hit its 1.0 release in May ...

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Hadoop: HDFS – java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.apache.hadoop.fs.FSOutputSummer.(Ljava/util/zip/Checksum;II)V

I wanted to write a little program to check that one machine could communicate a HDFS server running on the other and adapted some code from the Hadoop wiki as follows: package org.playground;   import org.apache.hadoop.conf.Configuration; import org.apache.hadoop.fs.FSDataInputStream; import org.apache.hadoop.fs.FSDataOutputStream; import org.apache.hadoop.fs.FileSystem; import org.apache.hadoop.fs.Path;   import java.io.IOException;   public class HadoopDFSFileReadWrite {   static void printAndExit(String str) { System.err.println( str ...

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Akka Typed Actors: Exploring the receiver pattern

In the previous article we looked at some of the basic features provided by Akka Typed. In this article and the next one we’ll look a bit closer at some more features and do that by looking at the two different patterns provided by Akka Typed: the Receiver and the Receptionist pattern. If you’re new to Akka Typed, it might ...

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Event sourcing + free monads = free sourcing?

I recently wrote about Event Sourcing and Free Monads. The natural next step is combining the two! How would a free monad adjusted for event sourcing look like? Please bear in mind that the below is just really a draft, not a complete solution. Hence any suggestions for improvements are very welcome! But, let’s review the basic assumptions. Our application ...

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