Business value gone wild

This blog post will not be about microservices, Spring or any technology that I’ve already talked about in Too much coding blog. This time it will be my opinion on two subjects the more and more frequent “it’s not my problem” approach in the IT industry running in a corporation. the “business value” frenzy of the management This article is ...

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Changing the Game When it Comes to Auditing in Big Data – Part 2

In my previous blog post we enabled auditing at the various levels of your MapR cluster. In this follow up post we will analyse the audit logs using Apache Drill to start answering questions like: Unauthorized cluster changes and data access Complying with regulatory frameworks and legislation Data usage heatmaps on cold, warm and hot data Data access analytics and ...

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Eclipse Mars: Grails 3.1 with Gradle, Groovy and GSP Support

What if you want to develop Grails 3 projects with Eclipse Mars (4.5) as easy as you did with Groovy/Grails Tool Suite or previous Eclipse versions? Written and tested with Eclipse Mars.1 Release (4.5.1, build 20150924-1200) and Grails 3.1.0 M1. The Eclipse landscape for Grails 3 development is a bit shady. Yes, the Getting Set Up in an IDE documentation of ...

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VW’s rogue software developers

So Michael Horn has thrown a couple of software developers under the proverbial bus by blaming them for the defeat device at the centre of the emissions scandal. Now, it is clearly ridiculous to suggest that a couple of rogue individuals single-handedly saved VW’s clean diesel engine program and nobody else had any idea what was going on. However, I ...

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JAX-RS and JSON-P integration

This short post talks about support for JSON-P in JAX-RS 2.0 JSON-P …? The JSON Processing API (JSON-P) was introduced in Java EE 7. It provides a standard API to work with JSON data and is quite similar to its XML counterpart – JAXP. JSON-B (JSON Binding) API is in the works for Java EE 8. Support for JSON-P in ...

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Changing the Game When it Comes to Auditing in Big Data – Part 1

With MapR version 5.0 being released recently, MapR customers got yet another powerful feature at no additional licensing costs: Auditing! In this two-folded blog post, I’ll describe various use cases for auditing as well as a instructions for how to deploy these cases in your MapR environment. The auditing features in MapR let you log audit records of cluster administration ...

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Representing relationships as first-class citizens in an Object-oriented programming language

As beginners we used to write very large functions and then giant God classes. As we improve our skills, our classes become smaller but more numerous: we get a swarm of small, focuses classes that collaborate to create the final system. In other words we shift the complexity from the relations between the components of a class to the relations between classes. Indeed most Design ...

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