Vagrant with Docker provider, using WildFly and Java EE 7 image

What is Vagrant? Vagrant is a simplified and portable way to create virtual development environments. It works with multiple virtualization software such as VirtualBox, VMWare, AWS, and more. It also works with multiple configuration software such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or Salt. No more “works on my machine”!   The usual providers are, well, usual. Starting with version 1.6, Docker containers ...

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Which UX Skills should Product Owners and Product Managers have?

Summary Providing a great user experience is a must for many digital products, and user experience (UX) design has consequently become prominent in recent years. Does this mean that product owners and product managers should become UX experts? Who should design the UX and which UX skills should product owners and product managers have? Read on to find out my ...

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Acision launches “forgeathon” – its first WebRTC app challenge

Acision launches “forgeathon” – its first online richer communications (WebRTC) app challenge for developers globally  Join forgeathon and let Acision help you take your application or service global! Reading, UK – 6th January 2015: Acision, the global leader in secure, mobile engagement services and an industry innovator in WebRTC technology, today announces the launch of its first online “forgeathon” – ...

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Apache FOP Integration with Eclipse and OSGi

Apache FOP is an open source print processor driven by XSL formatting objects (XSL-FO). It can be quite useful to transform data objects into a PDF for example. However it turned out to be somewhat cumbersome to get it integrated into PDE and finally up and running as OSGi Service. Because of this I provided a P2 repository that contains ...

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Mixing memory unit messages

One of my pet hates is developers messing up units of memory.  In general, the difference doesn’t matter much, or you can work out what they meant to say, but it does annoy me when developers who should know better appear to be confused about what they are trying to say. From Wikipedia’s Byte page, here is a cheat sheet of ...

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Fork/Join Framework vs. Parallel Streams vs. ExecutorService: The Ultimate Fork/Join Benchmark

How does the Fork/Join framework act under different configurations? Just like the upcoming episode of Star Wars, there has been a lot of excitement mixed with criticism around Java 8 parallelism. The syntactic sugar of parallel streams brought some hype almost like the new lightsaber we’ve seen in the trailer. With many ways now to do parallelism in Java, we ...

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Working with Robolectric and Robotium in Android Studio and Gradle

I develop the TripComputer App for Android but I find testing apps using the standard Android Instrumentation framework is really slow and painful. Slow testing cycles can kill productivity and are a well documented disincentive to TDD. Therefore, most Android tutorials that talk about testing bestow the virtues of switching to something like the Robolectric framework when unit testing Android apps. Robolectric is great because ...

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Open Source Doesn’t Need More Support. It Needs Better Business Models

Jamie Allen, Typesafe‘s Director of Global Services published an interesting point of view on Twitter: Pivotal’s move to end support of Groovy is a stark reminder that enterprises who depend on FOSS projects should help support them. — Jamie Allen (@jamie_allen) January 20, 2015 And he’s right of course. We are constantly reminded of the fact that we should support ...

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