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Abhishek Gupta05/12/14
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Stateless EJBs: Pooling and Lifecycle

A summarized view (notes) of the Stateless EJB pooling and life-cycle. Useful for newbies

Aleksey Novik05/12/14
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Java 8 Optional: How to Use it

Java 8 comes with a new Optional type, similar to what is available in other languages. This post will go over how this new type is meant to be used, namely what is it's main use case.

Wayne Beaton05/12/14
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Automatically-Generated Bug Lists for Releases

Last week we added a new feature to the Eclipse Project Management Infrastructure: we automatically generate a bug list for each release. The bug list is generated by matching the “target milestones” from Bugzilla to the name of the release record.

Andrew Phillips05/10/14
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A Taxonomy for Devops Tools

During a recent discussion with a group of experienced Devops practitioners, we came up with the following "taxonomy" for the service delivery part of the Devops tooling landscape:

Shan Arshad05/10/14
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Configuring Sonar in Ubuntu and Analyzing Project

Static code analyzer now become very common and useful while teams will be working specially using RAD. As to meet close deadlines and sprint dates developers usually get out of the right path and use some narrow tactics to accomplish some task.

Paul Hammant05/09/14
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TDD When You Can't Refactor

Maybe Rails apps are too sophisticated in terms of coding constructs to be easily and cheaply test driven. At least compared to Java. Maybe frameworks are harder to TDD too, compared to libraries. Refactoring, in tools like Intellij for Java, is like giving the Mona-Lisa a proper smile with your fingers, hundreds of years after the last brush stroke, and perfectly. Not only that, but Intellij’s local-history undo is perfect too. Don’t like that smile? Hit Ctrl-Z.

Topher Marie05/09/14
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Venture Capitalist David Aronoff on the Future of DevOps

David talks about the future DevOps educational programs validating the importance of the movement. He also speculates on future computing trends in storage and security based on past market patterns giving examples of how we need to reimagine problems as technology improves and internet bandwidth grows.

Gil Zilberfeld05/09/14
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What Is A Unit Test?

The only value you get while writing a test, is when the code is not there yet. That’s right, in TDD. In that case, you get all of the above, plus insight about the design and safe incremental progress. If your test passes the FAIL test, then it is a unit test.

Hugues Johnson05/08/14
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Java 8 Optional: What's the Point?

There's a new feature in Java 8 called the Optional class which is supposed to cure NullPointerExceptions. The catch with this new Optional class is of course the word "class". Optional is only a wrapper that contains a reference to some other object and isn't close to being a panacea for NullPointerExceptions.

Jakub Kubrynski05/08/14
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Managing Spring Boot Application

Spring Boot is a brand new application framework from Spring. It allows fabulously quick development and rapid prototyping (even including CLI).

Eric Minick05/08/14
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Continuous Delivery in Products: Feature Toggles

Many continuous delivery concepts are most applicable for software that is running on your own servers whether as part of a website, internal application or SaaS offering. For teams who write products that are installed by their customers, some continuous delivery concepts are hard to implement.

Jim Bird05/08/14
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Driving DevOps

here is a lot of talk in the devops community about the importance of sharing principles and values, and about silo busting: breaking down the “wall of confusion” between developers and operations to create agile, cross-functional teams.

Andrzej Krzywda05/07/14
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TDD and Rails - what makes a good Unit?

There is an ongoing discussion about TDD and Rails. It was recently heated by some some of the DHH statements in his RailsConf keynote and in the blog post: One aspect of...

Juri Strumpflohner05/07/14
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See, always told you: testing is just a waste of time

About the flamed debate around the death of TDD and why it isn't an excuse for not doing automated testing

Roger Hughes05/07/14
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Tracking Exceptions - Part 6 - Building an Executable Jar

Having written the code and the tests, and being fairly certain it’ll work the next and final step is to package the whole thing up and deploy it to a production machine.

Alec Noller05/07/14
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Dev of the Week: Dustin Marx

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Dustin Marx, software developer, writer, and presenter.

Topher Marie05/06/14
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Practical DevOps Advice Interview with Gene Kim

Entrepreneur, researcher, and author, Gene Kim, took some time to sit down with Rajat Bhargava, CEO of JumpCloud, to discuss different aspects of high-performing technology organizations he has been studying for over a decade.

Rob Allen05/06/14
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Writing to Vagrant Synced Folders

I had a problem writing to the cache directory in my vagrant project due to file permissions. Fortunately Jeremy Kendall has already solved this problem in his Vagrant Synced Folders Permissions article.

Pierre-yves Saumont05/05/14
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What's Wrong in Java 8, Part II: Functions & Primitives

Tony Hoare called the invention of the null reference the “billion dollars mistake”. May be the use of primitives in Java could be called the million dollars mistake.

Mitch Pronschinske05/05/14
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Infrastructure as Code: When Automation isn’t Enough

The best piece of advice to about using Infrastructure as Code is to stay connected to the vast community of innovative developers. If your systems remain open to the rapid changes in that community, you’ll be able to share and benefit from the cutting-edge ideas that will make your organization successful.

Reza Rahman05/05/14
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EJB 3 in Action: A Personal Journey

I am very proud to say the second edition of EJB 3 in Action is now published. In addition to covering EJB 3.2, we've also covered JPA 2.1, CDI 1.1, JAX-RS and WebSocket. The goal is to try to cover as much of the Java EE 7 "backend" technologies as possible.

Benjamin Ball05/04/14
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The Best of the Week (Apr. 25): DevOps Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the DevOps Zone (Apr. 25 to May 1). This week's topic includes test-driven development, continuous delivery, scaling self-service-as-a-service, development methodologies, and Jersey/Jax RS streaming JSON.

Jakub Holý05/04/14
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Clojure: How To Prevent "Expected Map, Got Vector" And Similar Errors

What my Clojure code is doing most of the time is transforming data. Yet I cannot see the shape of data being transformed – I have to know what the data looks like on the input and hold a mental model of how they change at each step

Jon Norton05/04/14
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Paying Off Your Technical Debt

Technical debts in software are those places where, while the code functions properly, it has internal problems that make it challenging to maintain. As a developer, nothing feels better than tackling a piece of long-standing technical debt and turning code that everyone hates into code that’s a joy to work with.

René Pickhardt05/03/14
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Version Control of Your Linux Config With Git

Just keep in mind that you don’t push the git repository to some public space since the config files might include a lot of passwords. Also look out for his .gitignore in his case the printer does a lot of automatic changes and is thus ignored. You might have similar settings for your configs.