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Ignacio Coloma04/23/14
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Developing Java web apps with a lightweight IDE

For years we have been developing Java web applications with the lightweight versions of Eclipse and IntelliJ. This week we found some time to share how we are doing it.

Abhishek Gupta04/23/14
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Java EE CDI Qualifiers: Quick Peek

Qualifiers are the mainstay of type safety and loose coupling in Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI).

Anders Abel04/23/14
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Git Branch Clean-up Adventures

Git is magic, but sometimes it drives my crazy with all that power causing strange situations and clean-up work. The magic of git is that it is (nearly?) always possible to clean up the mess and get back to a good state.

Alexander Beletsky04/23/14
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Integration or Unit Tests Trade-Off

Sometimes, you just want to run patch against database or change the infrastructure of product.

Carey Flichel04/23/14
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Scheduling a Job in Quartz Versus Obsidian

We frequently compare Quartz and Obsidian in our blog, and today we’re going to see the difference in how you would schedule a job for recurring execution in both pieces of software.

Robert Greathouse04/23/14
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Code Archaeology

I love sitting down to review a new codebase. Depending on the age of the codebase, it can be a little like archaeology. There are often distinct sections that have not been touched in many, many years. Sometimes you can almost see rings around the codebase similar to the rings on a tree. One section might be written in one framework, but another section is implemented in a different, newer framework. The following describes how I spend the first hour with some new code.

Matt Farina04/22/14
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Building Cloud Agnostic Applications

Vendor lock-in can be a pain. Imagine you've written an application to work against one cloud provider and now you'd like to migrate to another one.

Paul Reed04/22/14
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The Ship Show: Deciphering the “Docker Lifestyle”

Creating that initial environment for your application to run in is a solved problem. Or is it? On the market today, there are a seemingly ever-increasing number of tools to facilitate that process: CFEngine, Puppet, Chef, Vagrant, Packer, Ansible, Salt Stack, Rundeck… the list goes on.

Nicolas Frankel04/21/14
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Introduction to Mutation Testing

Last week, I took some days off to attend Devoxx France 2014 3rd edition. As for oysters, the largest talks do not necessarily contain the prettiest pearls.

Alec Noller04/21/14
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How to Implement Continuous Delivery: Additional Resources

Once you've downloaded DZone's 2014 Guide to Continuous Delivery, you may be looking for some additional resources to help with your implementation of CD. We dug into the DZone archives and pulled out a handful of DZone's most popular Continuous Delivery resources over the last couple of years.

Paul Reed04/21/14
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Continuous Delivery Pitfalls

Like any new development methodology, implementing Continuous Delivery has a number of pitfalls that can trip up even the most mature organizations. In this article, you'll find four of the most common pitfalls to avoid when implementing Continuous Delivery.

Cristian Chiovari04/21/14
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Multiple Versions of Java on OS X Mavericks

Of course after OS X Mountain Lion it was the time to update my Java on OS X Mavericks. Let’s see how to use multiple versions of Java on OS X Mavericks.

Alec Noller04/18/14
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Continuous Delivery: Maturity Checklist

41% of developers believe they are achieving Continuous Delivery while only 8% actually are. Use the Continuous Delivery Maturity Checklist from DZone's 2014 Guide to Continuous Delivery to determine how close you are to achieving true Continuous Delivery

Chris Odell04/18/14
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Release Regularly, Release Often

So why release regularly? I would argue that releasing regularly makes you code in a certain style. When you know you have a release deadline coming up, it helps to focus the mind on which issues really need fixing. It also means that you code to a minimum, and, I find, helps keeps my code lean and mean.

Jalpesh Vadgama04/18/14
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Test Driven Development is Your Friend

I have seen lots developers are not seeing benefits of Test Driven development. When you do Test Driven development there are lots of benefits. So I thought it will be good idea to write a blog post about it. t will definitely make you more productive and it’s your friend.

Chris Haddad04/18/14
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ALM PaaS Bridges the Dev Gap

The traditional gap impedes system integration, user acceptance testing, visibility into project progress, and corporate governance. ALM PaaS bridges the development gap between corporate IT and distributed outsourced development activities.

Michael Mainguy04/17/14
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Continuous integration versus delayed integration

A vigorous area of debate in the development and architecture community exists around the value of Continuous Integration.

Dustin Marx04/17/14
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New BigInteger Methods in Java 8

Attention to new features in JDK 8 has rightfully been largely focused on new language features and syntax. However, there are some nice additions to the libraries and APIs

Paul Reed04/17/14
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Continuous Deployment... or Continuous Annoyment?

This episode takes a look at a core component of continuous delivery: the application update mechanism. We talk a bit about our collective experiences supporting update paths, and whether or not that’s actually good for customers, or it’s just a myth we hear parroted constantly.

Rob Allen04/17/14
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Some Notes On Provisioning Vagrant with Ansible

I’ve been playing with Vagrant over the last few days, using Ansible to provision it. These are some notes to remind myself for next time and are very disjointed! Configuring Vagrant to provision using Ansible is easy enough.

Bruno Borges04/17/14
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JavaFX and Java 8 version of the 2048 game

The author has been "busy" this weekend doing several things. But nothing more important than playing the addictive game 2048. In this article, you'll find a JavaFX version called 2048FX, so you can learn how to code a game like this and also several new features of Java SE 8 and JavaFX!

Alec Noller04/16/14
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Dev of the Week: Steve Smith

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 Steve Smith, Agile consultant and Continuous Delivery specialist at Always Agile Consulting Ltd.

Vlad Mihalcea04/16/14
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Maven and Java Multi-Version Modules

Usually, a project has a minimum Java version requirement and that applies to all of its modules. But every rule has its exceptions, as recently I stumbled on the following issue.

Benjamin Ball04/16/14
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (April 15)

This week's link roundup includes Chef's new Microsoft Azure integrations, Cassandra hits one million writes per second, Hadoop has a new search engine, utilizing continuous delivery, the 30 best tools for data visualization, and an answer to why Unreal Engine 4 uses C++.

Alec Noller04/16/14
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Continuous Delivery: Visualized

For DZone's 2014 Guide to Continuous Delivery we created this detailed infographic to illustrate the creation of deployment pipelines. The Guide includes in-depth articles written by industry experts, survey results from 500+ developers, and profiles on 38 popular Continuous Delivery solutions.