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Announcing Neuro4j Workflows: an Open Source java Workflow Engine
01/21/2015 at 18:50:02

Neuro4j Workflows is an open-source java workflow engine.

Is big data placing developers in charge, and squeezing-out DBAs?
The growth of fast-moving big scale Web companies like Google and Amazon overthrew some conventions, ones that used to put DBAs in a powerful position versus developers. Yet DBAs will not go away anytime soon, as a recent story suggest. How do you think the DBA - and the data schema - will fare in the future?
AngularJS UI-Router ??? Introduction
01/17/2015 at 10:40:32
This is the first post of a series of 3, presenting AngularJS UI-Router library. AngularJS is a well-known Javascript framework nowadays. It provides a great support to create SPA (Single Page Applications), easing some of the tedious stuff needed when writing client-side Javascript applications (boilerplate code, DOM bindings, URL routing, etc).
Java 8 Default Methods Explained in 5 minutes
01/15/2015 at 08:52:44
In this article we take you through Java 8 Default Methods and explains them to you in 5 minutes.
Enterprise Java Newscast - Episode 23 - December 2014
01/13/2015 at 18:51:05
The Enterprise Java Newscast, hosted by Kito D. Mann, Ian Hlavats, and Daniel Hinojosa, is a monthly podcast that covers the latest headlines in the world of Enterprise Java development.
The growing irrelevance of MongoDB
01/12/2015 at 08:16:40
How MongoDB is becaming irrelevant when compared with it's competitors.
A Compound Name Is a Code Smell
Do you name variables like textLength, table_name, or current-user-email? All three are compound names that consist of more than one word. Even though they look more descriptive than name, length, or email, I would strongly recommend avoiding them. I believe a variable name that is more complex than a noun is a code smell. Why? Because we usually give a variable a compound name when its scope is...
Reducing Test Times by Only Running Impacted Tests
This article follows on from my Omnipresent, Infallible, Omnipotent and Instantaneous Build Technologies one a couple of day ago. Specifically the last section: ???Minimalist test execution, via hacks???, that addressed test times being very lengthy. Preview Text:  I???ve made a proof of concept for Maven. The tests impacted by a change (a pending...
Scrum: Committing While Discovering
Written by Isaac Hogue for LeadingAgile. One of the more common themes that I come across while working with teams is the question of ???how can we make a sprint commitment if we are still discovering how to solve for a story or set of stories???? This is a great question. I may have lost some of you already due to my use of commitment and scrum in the same sentence :) Preview...
Premature Optimization Is Not Evil
Or rather people should stop saying this because most of the people that say it don't actually seem to actually know what is meant by "Premature Optimization" or how to determine when it is evil. I've heard people say premature optimization is evil to asking. Preview Text:  Basically what I'm saying is that "Premature optimization is...
Book Excerpt: Continuous Enterprise Development in Java
As guardians of our own code quality, we're armed with two battle tactics: Be reactive, or be proactive. Read Chapter 1 of "Continuous Enterprise Development in Java".
Working with MapReduce Design Patterns
Learn more about the different design patterns used in the MapReduce framework.
Oracle: To Change or Not to Change
It’s hard to get a straight story out of Oracle about what they want to change – if they really want to change at all.
How Not to Change Anything at Oracle
Will anything really change at Oracle? Unlikely – at least not until Ellison finally kicks the bucket.
Focus On Java
Time to Move On
11/11/2013 at 07:42:11

Time seems to be increasingly scarce these days so it's time for me to move on from the Java site.

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Time to Move On originally appeared on Focus on Java on Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 15:42:11.

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Java SE 7 Update 45 Released
10/17/2013 at 14:05:59

Java 7 Update 45 has been released and the JDK is available to download from Oracle's Java download page.

The release notes show this to be a security fix release. There are 51 new security fixes as outlined in the Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory for October.

Java SE 7 Update 45 Released originally appeared on Focus on Java on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 21:05:59.

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