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Java Bullshifier – Generate Massive Random Code Bases

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A command line tool to generate massive random Java applications The command line tool you’ve been waiting for. Or not. After all, it’s pretty esoteric. Either way, it’s pretty useful to some, and an amusing utility to others. Bullshifier is an internal OverOps tool developed by David Levanon and Hodaya Gamliel. It’s used in order to test some of our monitoring ...

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Should Product Owners be Servant-Leaders?

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Being an effective product owner or product manager requires leadership: the development team and stakeholders need guidance and direction to collaborate and achieve product success. But as product people, we usually don’t have any authority over the individuals; we can’t tell people what to do. Can servant-leadership—leading others by serving them—help product owners and product managers guide and direct people? ...

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Ceylon 1.3.1 is now available

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Ceylon 1.3.1 is a significant minor release of the Ceylon language, with over 140 issues closed. This is the first release of Ceylon which supports interoperation with Java 8 lambdas and streams, with RxJava, and with Spring Boot. This release also introduces support for static members. This release of Ceylon has been tested with a wide variety of Java libraries ...

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Deploying Drill on MapR in the Azure Cloud

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Earlier this year, I published a series of posts on the deployment of Apache Drill to Azure. While the steps covered in those posts work, I’d like to speed up the process significantly.  With the MapR Converged Data Platform available in the Azure Marketplace, I can have a Drill-enabled MapR cluster up and running much faster and with much less ...

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Kubernetes: Writing hostname to a file

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Over the weekend I spent a bit of time playing around with Kubernetes and to get the hang of the technology I set myself the task of writing the hostname of the machine to a file. I’m using the excellent minikube tool to create a local Kubernetes cluster for my experiments so the first step is to spin that up: ...

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Spring Integration MongoDB adapters with Java DSL

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1 Introduction This post explains how to save and retrieve entities from a MongoDB database using Spring Integration. In order to accomplish that, we are going to configure inbound and outbound MongoDB channel adapters using the Java DSL configuration extension. As an example, we are going to build an application to allow you to write orders to a MongoDB store, ...

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Real-time Business Monitoring with Business iQ

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Want to learn how you will identify and fix code bottlenecks, memory leaks, slow database queries, infrastructure blockages, and zero in on third-party web services? Schedule a Live Demo of AppDynamics! Business iQ is the revolutionary new App iQ performance engine that enables business outcome monitoring in addition to your traditional application monitoring. AppDynamics’ unique and patented approach to application ...

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Inheriting Javadoc Method Comments

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Although the JDK Tools and Utilities pages for the javadoc tool describe the rules of Javadoc method comment reuse by implementing and inheriting methods, it is easy to unnecessarily explicitly describe comment inheritance with [email protected]} when it’s not really needed because the same comments would be implicitly inherited. The Java 8 javadoc tool page describes the rules of inherited method ...

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Hack Speedment into Your Own Personal Code Generator

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Speedment is an Open Source toolkit that can be used to generate Java entities and managers for communicating with a database. This is great if you need an Object Relational Mapping of the domain model, but in some cases, you might want to generate something completely different using your database as the template. In this article I am going to ...

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Recipe for getting started with Spring Boot and Angular 2

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I am primarily a service developer who has to create some passable UI’s once in a while. I was adept at basic AngularJS1 based UI’s and could get stuff done by using an approach that I have outlined before. With the advent of Angular 2 I had to unfortunately throw my previous approach out of the window and now have an approach ...

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