Bootstrap a Web Application with Spring 4 – The tutorial illustrates how to Bootstrap a Web Application with Spring and also discusses how to make the jump from XML to Java without having to completely migrate the entire XML configuration.
Supercharging Your Android Testing With JUnit 4 and Espresso 2 by @designatednerd – Testing almost always helps catching bugs and write better code, but it can be a huge pain without a proper framework and setup. At the Bay Area Android Dev Group meeting, Ellen Shapiro explains how to super-charge your Android testing, including UI testing, with JUnit 4 and Espresso 2. She demonstrates both technologies, providing tips and best practices to use testing painlessly in your projects.
Why I want Swift to be your first language – In preparation for an upper level class that I’m teaching this semester, I spent the summer writing my first app entirely in Swift. (It’s 7 Second Diet, a meal-tracking app that’s not a pain in the tuchus to use.) After spending some quality time with Swif
What’s New in AppCode 3.2 – AppCode 3.2 brings you many sweet features to make your Swift development more productive and pleasant, including code generation and navigation, documentation, and a new debugger. A range of general enhancements in this update also improves your overall d
How to build your own Slack integration #slack – Over the past year, Slack has changed the way businesses communicate. With a very well documented and intuitive API, Slack gives developers the ability to easily create custom integrations to get data out of or into Slack.
Mike Kavis on the State of DevOps via @duhaas #devops – Puppet Labs has published its annual State of DevOps report, and it is loaded with interesting information as always. Last year’s report brought home the point that DevOps was becoming widely accepted in the enterprise. This year’s report further validates that point and provides us with some interesting insights from surveying a wide variety of companies in different phases of their DevOps journey.
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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