ProGuard – A free Java class file shrinker, optimizer, obfuscator, and preverifier – ProGuard is a free Java class file shrinker, optimizer, obfuscator, and preverifier. It detects and removes unused classes, fields, methods, and attributes. It optimizes bytecode and removes unused instructions. It renames the remaining classes, fields, and methods using short meaningless names. Finally, it preverifies the processed code for Java 6 or for Java Micro Edition.
GWT 2.5 SuperDevMode and Google App Engine – Now an Amazing Combination – With the advent of GWT's new SuperDevMode (SDM), you can easily modify your Java client code and see it quickly reflected in GAE's development environment without any restart necessary. This is an addition to the other native Java debugging features introduced as a result of SDM. Below is a quick screencast of this capability:
MongoDB SQL Server Importer – If you want a quick (but kinda dirty) way to import your SQL Server database to MongoDB, this is your tool. MongoDB SQL Server Importer (Sql2Mongo) is for those who wants to leverage their existing database to learn MongoDB.
Extreme Performance with Java – Charlie Hunt explains what can be done to lower the latency introduced by the Java GC and JIT, including coding tips, and introducing tools for tuning the performance of Java applications.
Protean Echo | Fuse all your cards into one – Echo is the last payment card you'll ever carry. It's your debit, credit, loyalty, and prepaid cards – even your student ID – all combined into a single, elegantly crafted card.
Legit – Git Workflow for Humans – Legit is a complementary command-line interface for Git, optimized for workflow simplicity. It is heavily inspired by GitHub for Mac.
Automating Unit Tests | Blog | Sencha – Unit tests are an important part of the software development process. By clearly defining what we expect from our code, unit tests allow us to develop a high degree of confidence that our applications will function as intended. Automating our unit tests reduces the number of bugs and decreases the amount of time we need to spend manually testing our code.
GWT AutoBean framework – Structure, not boilerplate – The AutoBean framework provides automatically-generated implementations of bean-like interfaces and a low-level serialization mechanism for those interfaces. AutoBeans can be used in both client and server code to improve code re-use
Hibernate Smoke Detector | Tomasz Dziurko – Hibernate Smoke Detector is simple but quite useful parser that checks your application and helps to cut identical queries fired many times in a very short period of time. It generates a report showing which queries are executed most often in a one-second time window and when they fired so developer could find them in his code easily.
From Java to Ruby – what I love, what I miss » 8th color – Taking a look back as this list, I’m probably wishing for the best of the two worlds (and it is probably not possible). I found two great tools in Java and Ruby, and I intend to use them both when appropriate. I’m sure I’ll have occasions aplenty.
InfoQ: Graeme Rocher on Grails 2.0 and Polyglot Persistence – In this interview recorded at JavaOne 2011 Conference, Srini Penchikala talks to Grails project lead Graeme Rocher about Grails 2.0 features, polyglot persistence paradigm and how Grails supports it. Graeme also talks about the tool support and the upcoming features in Grails 3.0 release.
Spring / GWT Software Architecture for scalable applications – Part 2 « Fancy UI – During this article you will learn how to build efficiently and quickly the backend (based upon the solution described on part one) that is going to be used later by any kind of clients (GWT, Android,…). My aim is to guide step by step on building an example application and gives you all the best practices on each step to achieve high quality code.
InfoQ: SOA and Cloud: What is in store for 2012? – Traditionally on the brink of a new year, independent analysts and experts share their predictions and this time around we are sharing some relevant ones in the SOA and Cloud space for 2012. This year the common themes underpinning all SOA and Cloud predictions are the rapid changes occuring in Big Data and the consumerization of IT through mobile and open APIs.
InfoQ: Navigating the Maze of EA Certifications – There are over a dozen Enterprise Architecture certifications available and they are becoming increasingly critical when hiring and evaluating architects. Microsoft’s Mike Walker categorized these certifications into a Reference Guide that can help architects better understand which certification(s) to pursue.
Just a little Python: MongoDB’s Write Lock – I was curious about the performance impact of the write lock and the improvement of lock-with-yield, so I decided to do a little benchmark, MongoDB 1.8 versus MongoDB 2.0
Google is using GWT – and you? – People sometimes ask me why Google itself doesn't use GWT, but many people don't realize that many of Google's newer services are written using it. Some Google products that use Google Web Toolkit that you may not know about:
Anyone can build a Messenger client—with open standards access via XMPP – Today we’re taking another step, with the public availability of access to the Messenger network via XMPP, an open standard. This means that anyone can build innovative messaging clients—either stand-alone or built into their devices—that include access to Messenger’s 300 million active users.
Spring Framework 3.1 goes GA – It is my pleasure to announce that Spring Framework 3.1 becomes generally available today! This release delivers several key features that make Spring ready for the challenges of 2012 and beyond:
Google Guava – Synchronization with Monitor – The Google Guava project is a collection of libraries that every Java developer should become familiar with. The Guava libraries cover I/O, collections, string manipulation, and concurrency just to name a few
Martin Fowler on Polyglot Persistence | Architects Zone – What all of this means is that if you're working in the enterprise application world, now is the time to start familiarizing yourself with alternative data storage options. This won't be a fast revolution, but I do believe the next decade will see the database thaw progress rapidly.
InfoQ: The Kotlin Programming Language – Andrey Breslav introduces the upcoming Kotlin language created by JetBrains, a general purpose JVM-based language, statically typed, object-oriented, and meant to be more concise than Java.
Raible Designs | Play 2.0, A web framework for a new era – This was a great talk on what's new in Play 2.0. I especially like the native support for LESS and CoffeeScript and the emphasis on trying to keep developers using two tools: their editor and the browser. The sample apps look great, but the documentation look sparse. I doubt I'll get a chance to migrate my Play 1.2.3 app to 2.0 this month, but I hope to try migrating sometime before the end of the year.
Google Web Toolkit Blog: GWT and Dart – We view Dart as an ambitious evolution of GWT’s mission to make web apps better for end users … we anticipate working closely with the GWT developer community to explore Dart.
The Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do « blog maverick – So be Patriotic. Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes , your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write. Your 2nd thought will be “what a great problem to have”, and your 3rd should be a recognition that in paying your taxes you are helping to support millions of Americans that are not as fortunate as you.
Netflix investors overreact to new forecast: The streaming numbers are what matters – SplatF – Here’s the thing, though. The future of Netflix is in its streaming business — not its business of mailing DVDs to people via the U.S. Postal Service. And Netflix only trimmed its forecast for streaming customers by 0.2 million, or 1%. The biggest cut, meanwhile, is 0.8 million DVD-only subscribers, or 27% of that customer base. But that’s Netflix’s old business, not its new one.
MongoDB Adoption in the Java World :: myNoSQL – Over the last few months, the Java MongoDB ecosystem has started to drastically evolve. New features in the core MongoDB server continue to distinguish the product from the crowd and new engineers are joining the MongoDB open source community by contributing Java persistence (mappers) frameworks and libraries.
How Meditation May Change the Brain – NYTimes.com – The researchers report that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
Our exclusive interview with Linus Torvalds – Linus Torvalds has probably done more for the world than many know, and his influence stretches far and wide throughout all corners of the globe with a variety of amazing implementations of his original vision that started almost two decades ago.
Eyal Lupu Java Blog: Hibernate/JPA Identity Generators – This post is about Hibernate standard compatible (TABLE, SEQUENCE, IDENTITY, and AUTO) identity generators it explains what the identity generators are and illustrated the different considerations need to be taken when choosing identity generation strategy.
It is not the critic who counts … – The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming
SQLContainer 1.0 Released – Blog – vaadin.com – The SQLContainer is an add-on for Vaadin, that implements the Container interface for standard SQL database servers. SQLContainer allows you to easily bind data stored from an SQL database to Table and Select components, as well as edit the data using Form
Mysema Blog: Querying in SQL with Querydsl – Querydsl provides a typesafe querying layer on top of JPA, JDO, JDBC and other backends. This blog post presents a simple tutorial on how to get started with querying in SQL using Querydsl.
Seven Things: Home – Lift gives you the above Seven Things, plus your code is concise and maintainable, Lift's performance and scalability, and all the benefits of deploying your application on battle-tested J/EE infrastructure.
Bowler – RESTful Scala Web Framework – Bowler is a RESTful, multi-channel ready web framework in Scala with a functional flavour, built on top of Scalatra and Scalate, with Lift-JSON doing the heavy JSON lifting
gwtmodernizr – A Modernizr clone for Google Web Toolkit – Modernizr is a great js library that detects if your browser offers native support for a number of CSS3 and HTML5 features. The idea of this project is to port Modernizr to GWT and make this feature detection possible from within your GWT code.
Make a Flexible Architecture Now, Perfect it Later | Javalobby – When you start a project , there are plenty of tough questions that depend on the application you are writing, but by layering your code and ensuring that functionality takes place only in well defined points which you can alter or relocate, you ensure that your code remains able to change based on architectural decisions and business demands.