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Become An In-Demand Cloud Guru & Programmer by Mastering Amazon Web Services Over These 4 Courses Hey fellow geeks, This week, on our JCG Deals store, we have an extreme offer. We are offering The Developer’s AWS Mastery Bundle for only $XX instead of the original price of $199, yeap that is a massive 85% off. Train to Pass A ...

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SPOOLing Queries with Results in psql

SQL*Plus, the Oracle database‘s command-line tool, provides the SPOOL command to “store query results in a file.” The next screen snapshot shows SPOOL used in SQL*Plus to spool the listing of user tables to a file called C:\pdf\output.txt.                 Both the executed query and the results of the query have been spooled to ...

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Securing NoSQL Databases: Use the Force

With stories of the thefts of millions of credit card records and sensitive employee data at some of the world’s largest companies and government agencies dominating recent headlines, it’s not surprising that organizations are doubling down on security. Security is finally starting to get top management’s attention. Ponemon Institute’s 2015 security report found that 55 percent of top executives rated ...

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Does my method look big in this?

How big is the following Java method? public Collection getDescription() { SystemLibrary systemLib = registry.get(SystemLibrary.class); Analysis analysis = systemLib.getCurrentAnalysis(registry); return getDescription(analysis); } This humble method locates some sort of system library, retrieves an Analysis, and returns a description of that Analysis. But how big would you say it is? Would you say it is 3 lines of code long? If ...

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An introduction to the Oracle Service Bus


We are in the process of designing a new system for a telecommunication provider where we have looked at the Oracle Service Bus (OSB) to be used as the enterprise service bus. One of the first plus points for me was the amazing tooling support it encompasses. Oracle has integrated all their enterprise integration software stack into a cohesive whole ...

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An introduction to working with JAXB


I am in the process of migrating a few modules that are dependent on Apache XMLBeans to JAXB. It has been an exciting and challenging few days. I thought of jotting down a few important things I came across for anyone who might find it useful in the future. First of all, let us look at setting up the maven plugin ...

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Testing Spark Streaming: Integration testing with Docker Compose

In the first post of this series, we saw how to unit test Spark Streaming operations using Spark Testing Base. Here we’ll see how to do integration testing using Docker Compose. What is Integration testing We previously saw a discussion about unit and integration testing. Again, as we want to keep the post focused, we’ll work with a definition of ...

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SpringOne Platform 2016 Retrospective


I recently wrapped up attending the SpringOne Platform conference in Las Vegas. This was my first time attending SpringOne; it was an experience listening to talks and having conversations with some of the top experts in software development. If you didn’t attend SpringOne, you’ll definitely want to read this post. We’ll go over these four themes and how to potentially ...

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How I Chose my Replacement for Part 2

You probably recently received the “Next Steps from the Parse Team” newsletter in your inbox in which you were urged to take immediate action as it pertains to migrating your apps. Or at least, you’re aware of the ultimate January 28, 2017 deadline for migrating your apps. While you should take such reminders seriously, there’s no need to panic. ...

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