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Apache Camel 2.18 Released – Whats included

This week Apache Camel 2.18.0 was released. This release is a significant release which I will highlight in this blog post.                     Java 8 Camel 2.18 is the first release that requires Java 1.8 (eg easy to remember Camel 2.18 = Java 1.8. Camel 2.17 = Java 1.7). We have taken a ...

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Unintentionally Obfuscated: Dealing with Challenging Legacy Code

I recently had to deal with some legacy code with significant performance issues. It was more challenging than I thought it should have been to fix the issues and I was reminded throughout the process of how relatively simple good practices could have made the code easier to fix and might have even helped avoid the troublesome code from being ...

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Apache Drill SQL Queries on Parquet Data

In this week’s Whiteboard Walkthrough Parth Chandra, Chair of PMC for Apache Drill project and member of MapR engineering team, describes how the Apache Drill SQL query engine reads data in Parquet format and some of the best practices to get maximum performance from Parquet. Additional Apache Drill resources: ”Overview Apache Drill’s Query Execution Capabilities” Whiteboard Walkthrough video “SQL Query ...

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MVC is dead – what comes next?

React.js, Elm, Cycle.js, and other UI frameworks introduced a new way of building user interfaces. By applying principles from functional reactive programming to UI development, they even changed how we think about user interfaces. In no time, these approaches have simply smashed the seemingly inevitable dominance of MVC and its siblings (MVP, MVVM etc.). This article, which is the first in ...

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Coaches, Managers, Collaboration and Agile, Part 1

There was a fascinating Twitter conversation last week when I was busy writing other things. (I also find Twitter to be a difficult-for-me arena to have a conversation. I need more than 140 characters.) The conversation started when Neil Killick tweeted this: orgs need coaches not because “agile is unintuitive”, but because effective sw delivery is a team game requiring ...

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Event-Sourcing and CQRS in Practise

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Anyone that has tried to implement a fully ACID compliant system knows that there are a lot of considerations you have to do. You need to make sure database entities can be freely created, modified and deleted without the risk of errors, and in most cases, the solution will be at the cost of performance. One methodology that can be ...

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Small scale stream processing kata. Part 1: thread pools

Once again I prepared a programming contest on GeeCON 2016 for my company. This time the assignment required designing and optionally implementing a system given the following requirements: A system delivers around one thousand events per second. Each Event has at least two attributes: clientId – we expect up to few events per second for one client UUID – globally ...

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Getting started with Apache Flink and Kafka

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Introduction Apache Flink is an open source platform for distributed stream and batch data processing. Flink is a streaming data flow engine with several APIs to create data streams oriented application. It is very common for Flink applications to use Apache Kafka for data input and output. This article will guide you into the steps to use Apache Flink with ...

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The Broken Scientific Publishing Model and My Attempt to Improve It

I’ll begin this post with a rant about the state of scientific publishing, then review the technology “disruption” landscape and offer a partial improvement that I developed (source). Scientific publishing is quite important – all of science is based on previously confirmed “science”, so knowing what the rest of the scientific community has done or is doing is essential to ...

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