InfoQ: POJO Messaging Architecture with Terracotta – Mark Turansky detailed his implementation of a POJO message bus architecture using Terracotta and Java 5. This allowed for a clean, simple, and inexpensive infrastructure solution to his message needs.
InfoQ: Design and Code Reviews : The Good, Bad and Ugly – In an interesting article on Design and Code reviews Kirk Knoernschild mentions that such reviews promise to improve software quality, ensure compliance with standards, and serve as a valuable teaching tool for developers.
Notes On Using EC2 and S3 – manAmplified – Thought I would share a few helpful hints to keep in mind when using EC2 and S3. Nothing mind blowing here, just some things worthy of note to the beginner. All of them born of fire managing Cascading / Hadoop clusters.
Linking Check-in Comments to Issues in Tracker | JetBrains Zone – IntelliJ IDEA leaves you no excuse for not writing check-in comments. You have to configure navigation to your issues tracker just once. Then, every time you commit your changes, type a matching string – IDEA will take care of replacing it with a link to
InfoQ: From Tags to Riches: Going from Web 1.0 to Flex – James Ward and I put together an article on porting over an HTML application to Flex. We used the Pentaho BI Dashboard as the sample application in our endeavor. After reading the article you will realize the simplicity of the task and the quick gains….
I am a total Java geek that lives in Brookfield - WI (Milwaukee), making my living as an architect/developer, spending all my time with Java, J2EE, OO, Linux, and open source. In my spare time, when I am not in front of my computers, I spend every other minute with my other loves: My wife and daughter, books, music, guitars, Formula-1 racing and SCI-FI shows like StarGate and others.
At work, I spend most of my time dealing with architectural and security issues with plenty of work and personal play-time going into discovering the latest tool, framework, etc that will allow us to work faster, smarter and deliver better results. A lot of my time is also spent fire-fighting issues and coming up with solutions to interesting problems. :)
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