Modularity is not a new concept; it has been around for a long time. The term modularity was first coined in the late 1960s by Professor Edsger W. Dijkstra in one of his manuscripts. Unfortunately, the Java platform itself does not have a module system available out of the box. Project Jigsaw is in the works, but it isn’t available for production usage yet. Because we needed a modularity solution...
Wix engineering blog has a great post about how using TDD helps migrating an internal project to be Open Source. "We planned to open source PETRI from day one, but in the interest of development velocity, we developed it as an internal project with our own internal dependencies. Yet we knew that in order to finally break away from those internal dependencies we would need a development...
This post is a quick tutorial to show you just how quickly you can build a Java web app with a complete set authentication and user management features and user interfaces.
Tony Hoare, inventor of the null reference, apologetically called it “the billion dollar mistake”. The problem with null is not that it was invented back in 1965, but that we are still struggling with it 50 years later. I recently came across this article on Voxxed: Embracing the Void: 6 Refined Tricks for Dealing with Nulls in Java. It gives a nice rundown of strategies around the null...
How can you to take a pragmatic approach to Docker and look beyond the hype?
Opening up the reason why certain tooling such as jconsole using Runtime.getRuntime().maxMemory() are displaying different total heap size than in the configuration specified via Xmx.
Microservices are a hot topic of discussion in architecture circles, because of the way they are transforming the software development industry.
It is very important to conduct regular code reviews within every software team, but it is not so easy to do them right; here are a few typical pitfalls.
“Plan to throw one away” Fred Brooks, The Mythical Man Month: Essays on Software Engineering Slightly less famous that his “No silver bullet” and “Mythical man month” statements is Fred Brooks’ above admonishment. It’s perfectly reasonable – based as all his conclusions are on a wealth of experience, detailed analysis and investigation, and sound reasoning – and yet how frequently do we...
Set up a REST API with Spring and Java based Configuration, HTTP response codes, REST payloads and marshalling.
Maven pom.xml files may be repeatedly verbose from project to project; jcabi-parent offers a pre-configured solution.
A look at what it means to be truly in the present in interactively observing software execution behavior and its performance.
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