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Java Sleight of Hand

Posted by Paulo Moreira on  Oct 21, 2014

The Java language has its fair share of peculiarities. “Java Sleight of Hand” presents nine original Java puzzlers; seemingly innocent code constructs that produce unlikely outcomes. 8

Jonas Bonér on Reactive Systems Anti-Patterns

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 20, 2014

Jonas Bonér, TypeSafe CTO and original author of the first Reactive Manifesto, offered his thoughts about both desirable features of reactive applications and what is not reactive programming. 1

The State of Practice in Model-Driven Engineering

Posted by Jon Whittle, John Hutchinson, Mark Rouncefield on  Oct 19, 2014

In this article, authors discuss Model Driven Engineering (MDE) practice based on a survey and found that developers use MDE to develop key parts of a system instead of generating whole systems.

Cloud Automation in a Windows World

Posted by Matt Wrock on  Oct 18, 2014

In this article, Matt Wrock explores real world Windows automation scenarios. How is Windows being automated in 2014? What are the pain points? How does this differ from the Linux world?

Rescuing Checked Exceptions in Asynchronous Java Code

Posted by Dario Crivelli on  Oct 15, 2014

Java checked exceptions are a handy abstraction in sequential flows. But add threads and the syntactical support is no longer available. This article investigates how to overcome that limitation. 5

Towards a Resolution-Independent Web with SVG

Posted by Angelos Chaidas on  Oct 11, 2014

This article examines the advantages of using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as the preferred format for the graphic assets of any web or mobile web project. 1

"The Docker Book" Review and Author Q&A

Posted by João Miranda on  Oct 10, 2014

"The Docker Book", by James Turnbull, is a hands-on book for everyone who wants to learn about Docker. It will take you from first principles to scenarios that model the real world. 1

DukeScript: A New Attempt to Run Java Everywhere

Posted by Abel Avram on  Oct 09, 2014

DukeScript is a technology meant to bring Java to every client, mobile or desktop, without the need of a plug-in, in an attempt to fulfill the initial vision for Java: Write Once, Run Everywhere.

Java 8 Lambdas - A Peek Under the Hood

Posted by Richard Warburton, Raoul Urma, Mario Fusco on  Oct 07, 2014

This article sheds light on how Java 8 lambda expressions and method references are implemented under the hood, and looks at the generated bytecode and performance implications.

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