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2 Rookie Java Constants and Enums Pitfalls

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In various code reviews I perform on Java and Groovy code I often see magic numbers and other random Strings littered all over the code base. A magic number, for example, is the 4.2 in below (Groovy) code snippet: if (swashbuckle >= 4.2) { ... } What does 4.2 mean? My advise is to extract such a number to a ...

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Profile of an IoT Developer: Results of the IoT Developer Survey

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Today we release the results of our second annual IoT Developer Survey. Like last year it provides an interesting insight into how developers are building IoT solutions. This year the Eclipse IoT Working Group partnered with IEEE IoT and the AGILE-IoT research project to expand the scope and respondent pool for the survey. Thanks to this partnership, we had 528 participants in ...

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Determining the Active HotSpot Garbage Collector

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The StackOverflow questions find which type of garbage collector is running, Default Garbage collector for a jvm, How can I see what garbage collector is running by looking at gc logs?, and How to know the current GC strategy of the HotSpot jvm?, and the blog post How to programmatically obtain GC information demonstrate the desire at times to know ...

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JLBH – Introducing Java Latency Benchmarking Harness

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In this Post: What is JLBH Why did we write JLBH Differences between JMH and JLBH Quick start guide       What is JLBH? JLBH is a tool that can be used to measure latency in Java programs. It has these features: Aimed at running code that would be larger than a micro benchmark. Suitable for programs that use ...

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Recognizing hand-written rectangles in an image

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Last time we have seen how to identify key points in an image. I was then thinking to use machine learning techniques to recognize the roles played by each point. I played for a while with Weka, a tool which make very easy to experiment with different Machine Learning algorithms. To identify the features to use in the classification I ...

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CUBA Platform is Going Open Source

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The long-awaited moment has come, and now we are happy to announce that the CUBA Platform has finally joined the free software community! From now on, all the runtime part of the platform is open source and distributed under the Apache 2.0 license. This means that you will be able to create and distribute your applications absolutely for free! So, go ahead and ...

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Default & Static Methods In Interfaces

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In our original Java 8 support announcement post we specifically mentioned the lack of streams but completely missed the fact that default/static native interfaces didn’t work. This is now fixed thanks to an alert community member who pointed that out. It seems that these features are turned off by default for retrolambda due to limitations that require a clean build ...

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Random Ideas about Code Style

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Some of the sentences of this article are ironic. Others are to be taken serious. It is up to the reader to separate them. Start with these sentences. How long should a method be in Java? This is a question I ask many times during interviews. There is no one best answer. There are programming styles and different styles are ...

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How to Brag: Describing Accomplishments on Resumes

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Almost all of a resume’s useful content can be categorized in one of three ways. Responsibilities – Something that was part of the job on an ongoing basis. Skills / Traits – These may be referenced as part of an introductory profile/summary at the top or in a skills section. I’ve learned that many people have difficulty differentiating between skills and traits, ...

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