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Mike Bushong03/13/14
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Automation: More than saving keystrokes

My point here is not to put down the DevOps tools. Instead, I want to point out that how these tools are used is important. If you view tools like Chef or Ansible as a means of cutting out keystrokes (read: pushing config), then you are likely missing the point of automation. What these types of tools are really trying to do is much more profound.

Juri Strumpflohner03/13/14
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Automating the build of MSI setup packages on Jenkins

A short "how-to" based on an issue one of my work mates recently faced when trying to automate the creation of an MSI package on Jenkins.

Dustin Marx03/12/14
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Video Review: JBoss EAP Configuration, Deployment, and Administration

This post is my review of this training video on configuring, deploying, and administrating the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

Alex Staveley03/12/14
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Good Use of Closures

Not long ago, in a blog post, I explained what Closure were in Groovy. This blog post will explain one good example of using them.

Dalip Mahal03/12/14
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The Programmer Productivity Paradox

If the average programmer writes about 50 lines of production code a day. A 50,000 line program would take 1,000 man days to produce. The 50,000 line listing can be entered by a programmer at about 1,000 lines a day or about 50 man days. So what the heck are the developers doing for the other 950 days?

Lubos Krnac03/12/14
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Deploy to Maven Central Repository

Do you need to make your Java library publicly accessible? Is your project hosted on GitHub? Do you like idea of "all-in-one deploy to Maven Central Repository" button? The author is going to show you how to set it up using the maven-release-plugin.

Bozhidar Bozhanov03/11/14
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IDE vs. Editor

Are you using an IDE, or an editor? Are you a “hardcore” programmer, or you are one of those sissy modern developers that use IDEs?

Ricky Yim03/11/14
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Running Multiple JDKs on OSX

I often need to have multiple versions of Java installed on my machine.

Zemian Deng03/11/14
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Quick Project Sharing With hg Over ssh

Mercurial is an awesome source control system! If you got a project in your PC and would like to share with your team. An easy and practical way is to put it in a common server (eg: linux) with ssh enabled.

Lubos Krnac03/11/14
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Mock Constructor

The author was asked to put together examples of how to mock Java constructs well know for their testability issues. He calls these techniques unusual mocking. Developers practicing TDD or BDD should be aware of testability problems behind these constructs and avoid them when designing tests and modules.

Benno Markiewicz03/11/14
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Debugging Maven Mojo Plugin Sources Becomes Very Easy Using NetBeans 8

Sometime it happens that when you configure a Maven mojo plugin, the given configuration doesn't apply or doesn't work as expected, but debugging Maven mojo plugin sources is now very easy with NetBeans 8. This short article shows you how.

Nicolas Frankel03/10/14
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Spring Boot & JavaConfig integration

Java EE in general and Context and Dependency Injection has been part of the Vaadin ecosystem since ages

Lukas Eder03/10/14
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When to Use a Framework

I’ve come across this interesting article titled "Don’t Reinvent the Wheel! Use a Framework!" They All Say.

Reza Rahman03/09/14
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Migrating from GlassFish to WebLogic: The Beauty of Java EE

WebLogic is Oracle's strategic application server for the Java EE Platform

Chris Haddad03/07/14
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DevOps = DevOps Principles + DevOps Practices

Successful, long-lasting movement have a clear manifesto outlining goals and principles. Many DevOps adopters may not be aware of the DevOps Manifesto (created by Jez Humble @jezhumble) nor how successful DevOps requires keeping a clear focus on principles, practices, and value (instead of infrastructure tooling).

Nikita Salnikov...03/06/14
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Creating Software for Sysops - Make Sure You Do Not Suck

Plumbr is all about detecting performance problems from within Java applications.

Thomas Mauch03/06/14
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The Magic Testing Challenge: Part 2

If you have to test methods handling complex objects or voluminous data, you easily end up with a bunch of unreadable assert statements. The visual approach featured by MagicTest allows you to write such tests very efficiently. To prove this, the author invites you to a testing challenge.

Paul Duvall03/05/14
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Creating a Secure Deployment Pipeline in Amazon Web Services

Many organizations require a secure infrastructure. I’ve yet to meet a customer that says that security isn’t a concern. But, the decision on “how secure?” should be closely associated with a risk analysis for your organization.

Greg Duncan03/05/14
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Game Programming, the 28 Free eBook Round-Up

The source is a few months old, and these kinds of collections usual concern the author, but in this article you'll find a collection of 28 free eBooks on game programming.

Mike Hadlow03/04/14
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Git Tips: Revert with a new commit

Sometimes you want to set the state of your project back to a previous commit, but keep the history of all the preceding changes. You want to make a commit that reverses all the changes between your previous commit and the current HEAD.

Roger Hughes03/04/14
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Tracking Application Exceptions With Spring

We developers spend a lot of time and energy adding logging to our application in order to prove that it's working okay and to figure out what went wrong when an exception occurs.

Reza Rahman03/04/14
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The Basics of Connection Pools in Glassfish

Connection and resource pooling is a key value proposition of modern application servers like GlassFish and WebLogic to significantly boost scalability

Zemian Deng03/03/14
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Generating a War File From a Plain IntelliJ Web Project

Sometimes you just want to create a quick web project in IntelliJ IDEA, and you would use their wizard and with web or Java EE module as starter project.

Bill Lahti02/28/14
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Lessons from Angry Birds: My Thoughts on Android Game Tutorials

I would like share a few thoughts about designing tutorials for an Android game app

Jakub Holý02/28/14
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Handling Deployments When Provisioning JBoss domain.xml (With Ansible)

It is tricky to manage JBoss with a provisioner such as Puppet or Ansible because its domain.xml contains not only rather static configuration but also sections that change quite often such as deployments.