Julia – a Fresh Approach to Numerical Computing and Data Science

The Julia programming language was created in 2009 by Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, and Viral B Shah. It was broadly announced in 2012 and has had a growing community of contributors and users ever since. There are over 700 packages in the official registry and the base language has had over 400 contributors. Julia aims to address the “two language ...

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A Refresher – Top 10 Java EE 7 Backend Features

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This is the second part in my little Java EE 7 refresher series. After a first introduction with a brief overview, I decided to ask Arjan Tijms to write about his favorite new backend features in Java EE 7. You will know Arjan if you’re following the Java EE space. He is a long time Java EE developer, JSF and ...

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JavaOne 2015 – Another Year, Another Step Forward

JavaOne 2015 San Francisco was held October 25-29. I am proud to say this is my ninth JavaOne as an attendee, my seventh one as a speaker, my fourth one as an Oracle employee, my third one as a member of the content committee and my second one as a track lead. I think this was another great year for ...

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Quick Web App Prototyping with Spring Boot & MongoDB

Back in one of my previous projects I was asked to produce a little contingency application. The schedule was tight and the scope simple. The in-house coding standard is PHP, so trying to get a classic Java EE stack in place would have been a real challenge. And, to be really honest, completely oversized. So, what then? I took the ...

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How to write a java agent

For vmlens, a lightweight java race condition catcher, we are using a java agent to trace field accesses. Here are the lessons we learned implementing such an agent. The Start Create an agent class with a “static public static void premain(String args, Instrumentation inst)” method. Put this class into a jar file with a manifest pointing to the Agent class. ...

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Reactive Database Access – Part 2 – Actors

We’re very happy to continue our a guest post series on the jOOQ blog by Manuel Bernhardt. In this blog series, Manuel will explain the motivation behind so-called reactive technologies and after introducing the concepts of Futures and Actors use them in order to access a relational database in combination with jOOQ. Manuel Bernhardt is an independent software consultant with ...

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Couchbase 4.1 Docker Container

Couchbase 4.1 was recently released. Highlights of this release are: N1QL: Complete SQL CRUD Support with N1QL for Batch and OLTP Applications Covering Indexes Prepared Statements Additional Supported Platforms You can read all about it at Introducing Couchbase Server 4.1 and also watch a replay of Hands-on Introduction to What’s New in Couchbase 4.1: Getting Started with Couchbase 4.1 and Docker Use the following Docker ...

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20 Java and Programming Quotes to Motivate Yourself

I always have a strong interest in knowing great peoples of my field i.e. programming. Knowing about them, following them and reading them not only gives you immense knowledge but the motivation you need to excel in what you are doing. It’s motivation, not the knowledge that will propel your career. Knowledge is useless without motivation because knowing is not ...

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