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Apache PDFBox Command-line Tools: No Java Coding Required


In the blog post Apache PDFBox 2, I demonstrated use of Apache PDFBox 2 as a library called from within Java code to manipulate PDFs. It turns out that Apache PDFBox 2 also provides command-line tools that can be used directly from the command-line as-is with no additional Java coding required. There are several command-line tools available and I will ...

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JavaFX Real-World Apps: SkedPal


A new entry in the “Real World Applications” series. This time it is SkedPal, an application for managing a busy person’s life intelligently. I have been consulting the SkedPal team in matters related to JavaFX and also when they made the decision to start using my CalendarFX framework for their calendar requirements. Below you can see a couple of screenshots ...

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Android HTTP library: Handle HTTP, JSON, Images


When we develop an Android app, usually we have to connect to a remote server to get information. The connection usually is based on HTTP protocol because it provides a simple mechanism to transport information. Moreover, almost all platforms provide a set of API based on HTTP and it is very common the scenario where an Android app needs to ...

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The Perfect Resume


Between my “Worst Resume of the Week” series being published over the past couple months and my continuing work reviewing and rewriting resumes at Resume Raiders, I’ve been too focused on the negative lately. Let’s change that, if only for a day. I thought I’d take the opposite approach and provide a guideline for what I’d consider the perfect resume. ...

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How to Get Started with Java Machine Learning


What are the best tools to get started with Java machine learning? They’ve been around for a while, but these days it feels like everyone is talking about artificial intelligence and machine learning. It’s no longer a secret reserved to scientists and researchers, with implementations in nearly any new emerging technology. In the following post we’ll do a quick overview ...

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You’re doing it wrong: Done-Done


This series is about how to do stuff right by explaining why we do those things we do. If you do, and get the wrong results, you might be doing it wrong. Last time, we talked about the Definition of Done. We use is as vision of where we want to be at the end of the iteration. The question is: What ...

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8 Tips for Collaborating with the Development Team


Manage the Product, not the Team Focus on your job as the product manager or product owner, and manage the product, not the team. Provide guidance on the product, including its market, value proposition, business goals, and key features. But let the ScrumMaster or coach tackle people, process, and organisational issues; let the development team figure out what needs to be done ...

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