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Put Your Java 8 Method References to Work

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Method References As we all know by now, we can use Method References, like String::isEmpty, in Java 8 to reference a method that is being used when we, for example, stream over elements. Take a look at this code snippet: Stream.of("A", "", "B").filter(Stream::isEmpty).count(); which will produce the result 1 (because there is just one empty element in the stream). But, ...

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Create UML diagrams with simple DSL – PlantUML

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Historically I disliked creating design UML diagrams, because the tooling for it mostly requires drawing boxes and connecting them with lines or arrows. I find such workflow very time consuming and wasteful. This short blog post will describe much better way to create UML diagrams. But first of all, you may argue that UML importance in today’s agile software development ...

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Verifying DateTime and Date with Hamcrest

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Since I started diving into automated testing and practicing TDD, verification of date values was pain. Luckily there is nice library for legacy Date and new Java 8 DateTime APIs, which cures this pain. If you belong to healthier part of Java development community and practicing unit testing on daily basis, you probably are aware of Hamcrest Java library. It ...

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Time for some Funky SQL: Prefix Sum Calculation

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This Stack Overflow question has yet again nerd-sniped me: [finding the] maximum element in the array that would result from performing all M operations Here’s the question by John that was looking for a Java solution: With an array of N elements which are initialized to 0. we are given a sequence of M operations of the sort (p; q; ...

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Just Drag and Drop to Install

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The Eclipse Marketplace is a pretty cool bit of software. It provides a great place for organizations and individuals to make their software available to the community. Even cooler, however, is the Eclipse Marketplace Client which lets you browse the Eclipse Marketplace and directly install new features from within the comfort of your Eclipse IDE.           ...

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Five Essential Evaluation Criteria to choose the best Scrum Master Certifications (Infographics & Career Guide Toolkit)

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Introduction I have been working with Agile methodologies for a long time (~10 years), and have had the opportunity to work with a variety of agile methodologies. In this time, I have seen the common myths around Agile been busted and I have also seen -up-close- the hype that agile purists create. The beauty of iterative methodologies is that learning ...

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Key Steps for Removing the Hive Metastore Password from the Hive Configuration

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In a typical Hive installation with metadata in a MySQL configuration, a password is configured in a configuration file in clear text. This presents a few risks: 1) Unauthorized access could destroy/modify Hive metadata and disrupt workflows. A malicious user could alter Hive permissions or damage metadata. 2) This password permits hiveserver2-thrift-MySQL communication. To avoid this problem, you should use ...

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How Docker Makes Testing More Efficient

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Testing your software is important. Automating your testing and having continuous integration for your project in place is a matter of best practice nowadays. Often it’s one of the first things a software team works on when starting a new project. A good test suite allows you to push changes to your product in a safe way without breaking things ...

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Read property files with PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer

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1. Introduction Usually when we are concerned with multiple servers where the application is deployed before going into production, we can configure the environment-specific parameters in an external property file. It might be the database details, which is different for test server and the production server. So it’s better we we choose to keep the database configuration file in an external property file. Similarly, we can choose ...

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