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Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of simplicity in software. I can remember a time in my career when I considered a single system that does everything to be ideal; I dreamed of building monolithic applications that met every possible need my users may have, and I searched for all-encompassing frameworks that eliminated the need for any ...

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Hibernate Tutorial – The ULTIMATE Guide (PDF Download)

EDITORIAL NOTE: Hibernate ORM (Hibernate in short) is an object-relational mapping framework, facilitating the conversion of an object-oriented domain model to a traditional relational database. Hibernate solves the object-relational impedance mismatch problems by replacing direct persistence-related database accesses with high-level object handling functions. Hibernate is one of the most popular Java frameworks out there. For this reason we have provided ...

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How to exclude libraries from all dependencies in Gradle

I am using Spring boot. Spring boot by default comes with logback. I wanted to use log4j (for whatever reasons..) In order to do that I had to exclude logback and add new log4j dependencies: Logback is “hidden” inside this package: compile("org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-starter:$project.ext.springBootVersion") { exclude module: 'org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-starter-logging' } compile("org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-starter-log4j:$project.ext.springBatchVersion") Now when you try to run app you get this Exception: SLF4J: Class ...

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Shooting yourself in the foot with Random number generators

This is not going to be one of the posts explaining how a random number generator is not so random after all. So those of you expecting a guideline for how to hack a slot machine, move along, nothing to see here. Instead, it is a post about one of the not-so-uncommon lock contention issues, hidden inside random number generators ...

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Hot and cold rx-java Observable

My own understanding of Hot and Cold Observable is quite shaky, but here is what I have understood till now! Cold Observable Consider an API which returns an rx-java Observable: import obs.Util; import org.slf4j.Logger; import org.slf4j.LoggerFactory; import rx.Observable; import rx.schedulers.Schedulers; public class Service1 { private static final Logger logger = LoggerFactory.getLogger(Service1.class); public Observable<String> operation() { return Observable.<String>create(s -> {"Start: ...

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A New Idea for Calling Functions

Disclaimer: This is going to come off a bit ranty. I’m not as frustrated by the “problems” I bring us as it sounds; rather, it is used to emphasize why my thought processes did what it did. I’m not even going to be using header titles, which is weird for me :) I’ve had a recent thought process about calling ...

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Common Agile objections

Last time (“Waterfall works when…”) I promised to discuss some of those common objections to “Agile.” (Actually, reading back this this post I’m struck by how like my “12 Myths of Agile Development” which was originally a blog post 2 years ago called “11 Agile Myths of 2 Truths”.) (Apologies by the way, “Waterfall works when…” was misposted the first ...

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Vantagens e Desvantagens da Computação em Nuvem – Prós e Contras da Computação em Nuvem

Introdução Computação em nuvem se refere a usar recursos computacionais (sejam eles de hardware e/ou software) residentes em uma máquina remota e que são entregues aos usuários como serviços sobre uma rede, tipicamente a internet. Por definição, um usuário confia seus dados a um serviço remoto que se limita a não alterá-los. Quando o termo e o conceito apareceram pela ...

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Waterfall works when…

I frequently find myself in situations where someone says something like: “Waterfall is appropriate when…” Some people out there think there are occasions when an Agile (mainly iterative) approach is “best’ and other occasions when “Waterfall” is “best”. Most of the time I let this line of argument go because its boring, I can’t be bothered arguing. (I’ll look at ...

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