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More Units with MoreUnit

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Just over a year ago I wrote a post about working with JUnit in Eclipse. One of the commenters recommended MoreUnit in order to increase testing efficiency even more. Giving it a try I was delighted and the plugin’s keyboard shortcuts were immediately memorized by my autonomic nervous system… Additionally after using MoreUnit for a while I recognized a slight ...

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Some Of My Mostly Used Development Mantras (1/2)

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Statement: I assume it works this way! Mantra: assumption is the mother of all fuckups Let’s start with this short fragment from Under Siege2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg4trPZFUwc In this case his assumption had a rather lethal outcome which you might probably remember if you have seen the movie. But ok, being a mercenary, his situation might seem different from a day to ...

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No Business Case == Project Failure

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A business case comes between a bright idea for a software project and the creation of the software project. To – idea to have a project is born Tcheck – formal or informal business case Tstart – project is initiated Tend – project finishes successfully or is abandoned Not all ideas for software projects make sense.  In the yellow zone ...

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Using jOOQ with Spring: Code Generation

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As we might remember from the first part of this tutorial, jOOQ states that jOOQ generates Java code from your database and lets you build typesafe SQL queries through its fluent API. The first part of this tutorial describes how we can configure the application context of a Spring powered application which uses jOOQ but it doesn’t describe how we ...

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Recruiter Job Posts, Explained

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Over the years I’ve seen several complaints about the way agency recruiters write job posts, so I thought it might be useful to explain the motivations behind a recruiter’s actions. Job seekers become particularly frustrated by a lack of transparency, and understanding the reasons may benefit recruiter/technologist relations. First, a couple quick definitions. Agency Recruiter – AKA “Headhunter” These recruiters represent ...

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Java 8 will use Transport Level Security (TLS) 1.2 as default

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Transport Level Security (TLS) 1.2 will be set by default to the next version of standard Java, that is coming on March 18. The TLS will provide encrypted internet communications, but will not completely solve Java’s security problems, as Java’s encrypted communications no panacea for security problems explains. TLS version 1.2 will be enabled in Java Development Kit (JDK) 8. ...

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Java Interview Reference Guide – Part 1

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JAVA Object Oriented Concepts Java in based on Object Oriented concepts, which permits higher level of abstraction to solve any problem in realistic way. Object oriented approach conceptualize the problem solution in real-world object which are easier to reuse across the application. For example Chair, Fan, Dog, computer etc. In Java, a class is a blueprints, template or prototype that ...

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FindBugs Maven Plugin Tutorial

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FindBugs is a static code analysis tool which identifies problems found from Java code. We can integrate FindBugs into our build process by using the FindBugs Maven plugin. This blog post identifies four typical use cases and describes how we can configure the FindBugs Maven plugin to support each use case. The described use cases are:       Create ...

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Project Student: Maintenance Webapp (editable)

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This is part of Project Student. Other posts are Webservice Client With Jersey, Webservice Server with Jersey, Business Layer, Persistence with Spring Data, Sharding Integration Test Data, Webservice Integration, JPA Criteria Queries and Maintenance Webapp (read-only). Last time we created a simple webapp that allows us to take a quick peek into the database. It had very limited functionality – ...

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